Townie® Poll

TMD/Occlusion

Poll conducted from 6/3/2011 To 7/1/2011

What is your approximate fee for an occlusal appliance?
491 total votes
8%
a. $100-$250
36%
b. $251-$400
36%
c. $401-$550
19%
d. More than $550
Do you personally wear an oral appliance for TMD/occlusion issues?
217 total votes
35%
a. Yes
65%
b. No
What is your preferred arch for a nightguard?
307 total votes
69%
a. Maxillary
31%
b. Mandibular
Do you use the NTI in your practice?
306 total votes
50%
a. Yes
50%
b. No
Have you completed a full mouth rehab case (change of occlusion including more than 20 teeth) in the last 12 months?
309 total votes
33%
a. Yes
67%
b. No
Do you offer snoring appliances in your practice?
310 total votes
50%
a. Yes
50%
b. No
What are your thoughts on treating sleep apnea in a dental practice
309 total votes
43%
a. A dentist can handle this with the appropriate training
9%
b. This is a job best left to MD sleep experts
31%
c. This cannot be done by dentist or MD alone, team approach is necessary
17%
d. I have no opinion on the treatment of sleep apnea
If you use patient financing in your practice, who typically offers it to the patient?
285 total votes
11%
a. Doctor
74%
b. Office manager
6%
c. Hygienist or chairside assistant
8%
d. Other
How has patient financing contributed to your practice’s success?
0 total votes
It would be valuable to discuss my practice’s financial performance, including benchmarking data against other practices in my area.
291 total votes
70%
a. Agree
30%
b. Disagree
Which of these practice management tools do you believe has the greatest impact on your practice?
285 total votes
20%
a. Scripting for presenting treatment plans
22%
b. Setting measurable goals with rewards for your staff
19%
c. Patient financing
28%
d. Marketing to gain new patients
11%
e. Enhancing my Web site

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