Townie® Poll

Equipment

Poll conducted from 5/6/2011 To 6/3/2011

If you could have one of the following for free to use in your practice, which would you choose?
447 total votes
58%
a. CEREC
18%
b. E4D
11%
c. Lava COS
13%
d. Cadent iTero
Do you currently use digital X-rays in your practice?
425 total votes
80%
a. Yes
20%
b. No
How do you prefer to evaluate new equipment before purchase?
423 total votes
50%
a. See it in action at a local office
21%
b. Dental convention
9%
c. Visit local dental supply showroom
20%
d. View information online
What method of payment do you use most often to purchase equipment that is over $50,000?
417 total votes
20%
a. Pay full price at time of purchase
37%
b. Finance through bank
31%
c. Finance through dental supply company
11%
d. Lease
Do you use an intraoral camera?
423 total votes
74%
a. Yes
26%
b. No
Which category of equipment do you think will experience the greatest growth in the next three years?
424 total votes
10%
a. Soft tissue laser
2%
b. Hard tissue laser
47%
c. CAD/CAM
14%
d. Intra-oral digital sensors
21%
e. Cone beam CT
5%
f. Electric handpieces
1%
g. Other
When making an equipment purchasing decision, which of the following is most influential?
422 total votes
37%
a. Peer recommendation
3%
b. Equipment supply rep opinions
17%
c. Third-party evaluation/review
29%
d. Personal demo to try equipment
14%
e. Cost relative to similar options
When making an equipment purchasing decision, which of the following is second most influential to your decision?
421 total votes
27%
a. Peer recommendation
6%
b. Equipment supply rep opinions
20%
c. Third-party evaluation/review
28%
d. Personal demo to try equipment
19%
e. Cost relative to similar options
What piece of equipment is at the top of your wish list for 2011?
0 total votes
Do you think healthcare reform will have a significant impact on the practice of dentistry?
425 total votes
46%
a. Yes
54%
b. No

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