Townie® Poll

Do you carry disability insurance?

Poll conducted from 1/6/2004 To 2/6/2004

Do you carry disability insurance?
1358 total votes
82%
Yes
18%
No
If you were purchasing a $30,000 piece of equipment today, would you:
714 total votes
20%
Lease
56%
Finance (i.e. get a loan)
19%
Pay Cash
5%
Charge
What is most important to you when you borrow money?
706 total votes
26%
Cash flow flexibility of payment structure
18%
Ability to pay off early
48%
Rate
4%
Longer term i.e., the months/years to pay back
4%
Knowledgeable and instructive customer service and after sales service
Where do you go today when you need capital for your practice?
700 total votes
66%
Bank
2%
Credit Union
9%
Equipment and/or supply representative
3%
Matsco
3%
Sky
6%
HPSC
10%
Other
What influences your decision on your choice of lenders?
566 total votes
4%
State association
44%
Colleagues
22%
Seeing an advertisement for a great deal
20%
Equipment and/or supply representative
2%
Local dental society
8%
The message boards at www.DentalTown.com
About what proportion of your patients ask about making payments over time for their out-of-pocket costs?
697 total votes
28%
1 - 10%
26%
11 - 20%
18%
21 - 30%
11%
31 - 40%
9%
41 - 50%
8%
51 +%
What percentage of your patients use third-party patient financing?
698 total votes
45%
1 - 5%
19%
6 - 10%
9%
11 - 15%
5%
16 - 20%
6%
21 - 25%
15%
Third-party patient financing is not available in my office
If no third-party financing in practice, which of the following reasons best describes why your practice has decided to not use third-party patient financing.
306 total votes
22%
Approval rates
11%
Finance processing fees
3%
Enrollment fee
3%
Non-usage fee
12%
Too difficult to administer
31%
Patients pay w/cash or V/MC
17%
Other
What payment options besides Visa and MasterCard do you offer instead of third-party patient financing?
568 total votes
52%
In-house billing
10%
Referral to local bank
39%
Other
If you do not offer third-party patient financing, how likely are you to consider offering it in the next two years?
289 total votes
32%
Very Likely
30%
Somewhat Likely
20%
Not very Likely
18%
Not at all likely
What % of the treatment "dollars" presented to your patients is rejected because of cost?
665 total votes
47%
0 - 20%
36%
21 - 40%
12%
41 - 60%
3%
61 - 80%
2%
81 - 100%
If a patient were declined by your finance company, would you consider using a sub-prime lender?
651 total votes
39%
Yes
61%
No

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