Townie® Poll

Lasers

Poll conducted from 1/7/2011 To 2/4/2011

Which laser technology is more useful to a general dentist?
815 total votes
14%
a. Hard tissue
86%
b. Soft tissue
Which category of procedures do you think is best suited to laser dentistry?
526 total votes
3%
a. Endodontics
54%
b. Periodontics
31%
c. Restorative
13%
d. Cosmetic
What piece of equipment would you most like for your practice in 2011?
0 total votes
Do you currently own a dental laser?
523 total votes
63%
a. Yes
37%
b. No
If you use a laser in your practice, what brand do you use?
0 total votes
What procedures are you most likely to perform with a laser?
0 total votes
There is some debate in dentistry around the use of a hard tissue laser for closed flap crown lengthening. Which of the following statements best describes your opinion?
492 total votes
20%
a. This is an ideal use of laser technology
59%
b. I need more proof that it is possible
21%
c. You cannot perform crown lengthening without reflecting a flap
Which of the following is the biggest challenge for a laser owner?
479 total votes
61%
a. Training
14%
b. Maintaining equipment
16%
c. Setting up for a procedure
9%
d. Explaining technology to patients
How many dental trade shows do you attend each year?
513 total votes
11%
a. I do not attend trade shows
43%
b. One
34%
c. Two
12%
d. More than three
Did you take any online CE courses in 2010 (from any source)?
511 total votes
72%
a. Yes
28%
b. No

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