Townie® Poll

Decay and the Economy

Poll conducted from 10/14/2010 To 11/5/2010

What percentage of the fillings placed in your patients are Class V?
386 total votes
51%
a. 0-10 percent
40%
b. 11-25 percent
6%
c. 26-50 percent
2%
d. More than 51 percent
Which of the following filling materials do you use most often for Class V (root surface) preparations?
322 total votes
2%
a. Amalgam
79%
b. Composite
17%
c. Glass ionomer
2%
d. Other
Which of the following features would you most like to see in the composite filling of the future?
323 total votes
25%
a. Bacteriacidal/Bacteriostatic
42%
b. Zero shrinkage
18%
c. Ability to bulk fill
14%
d. Bonding component incorporated into material
Approximately what percentage of your patients have xerostomia?
314 total votes
59%
a. 0-10 percent
36%
b. 11-30 percent
4%
c. 31-50 percent
0%
d. More than 51 percent
Patients over the age of 55 represent which percentage of your patient population?
321 total votes
6%
a. 0-5 percent
12%
b. 6-10 percent
36%
c. 11-20 percent
47%
d. More than 21 percent
Are you using fluoride varnish in your practice?
321 total votes
77%
a. Yes
23%
b. No
Do you employ any tests or screening for oral cancer beyond a visual exam (Vizilite, Velscope, etc.)?
319 total votes
24%
a. Yes
76%
b. No
Which of the following best describes your impression of the economy through the eyes of your practice?
321 total votes
33%
a. Recession/contracting
51%
b. Flat
16%
c. Expanding/growing
What are you hoping to purchase for your practice in 2011?
0 total votes

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