Townie® Poll

Do you use self-etching bonding agents for all applications?

Poll conducted from 4/6/2004 To 5/6/2004

Do you use self-etching bonding agents for all applications?
1092 total votes
36%
Yes
64%
No
What type of bonding agent are you using for bonding light-cured composites?
611 total votes
36%
Total Etch
62%
Self etch
2%
Other
What type of bonding agent are you using for self- and dual-cured composite applications such as buildups and cementation?
604 total votes
50%
Total Etch
45%
Self etch
5%
Other
Which self-etching bonding agent is your choice for situations in which you use a self etcher?
554 total votes
45%
Clearfil SE Bond
2%
Clearfil LinerBond 2V
9%
Prompt-L Pop
6%
Simplicity
5%
Touch & Bond
9%
Brush & Bond
2%
AdheSE
5%
I-Bond
17%
Other
In situations where you do NOT use a self-etching bonding agent, why do you return to use of a total-etch product?
510 total votes
27%
My favorite self-etching bonding agent cannot be used with self- and dual-cured materials
55%
I do not trust any self-etching bonding agents in certain situations
19%
I never use self-etching bonding agents
For total-etch applications, which generation of total-etch bonding agents do you prefer?
565 total votes
34%
Multiple bottle system (Etch /primer/bond)
64%
Single bottle system (Etch/bond)
3%
I use glass ionomer.
Which of the following non-clinical aspects of a bonding agent is MOST important to your choice of product?
584 total votes
10%
The company that manufactures it
33%
The well-known clinicians who say that they use it
13%
The product which my dentist-friends tell me they’ve used successfully
43%
My personal experience trying several bonding agents
Which of the following subjective clinical aspects of bonding agents is MOST important to your choice of product?
596 total votes
7%
Handling
1%
Smell
72%
Post-op sensitivity in my patients
20%
Simple technique
How important is film-thickness of a bonding agent to you?
589 total votes
5%
Most important
35%
Highly important
52%
Important but not a deal-breaker
8%
Of no importance whatsoever
How important are the results of bond-strength testing of a bonding agent to you?
590 total votes
28%
Most important
49%
Highly important
22%
Important but not a deal-breaker
1%
Of no importance whatsoever
How important to you is the ability of a bonding agent to be used with self- and dual-cure materials?
581 total votes
16%
Most important
47%
Highly important
30%
Important but not a deal-breaker
7%
Of no importance whatsoever
How important is shelf-life and pre-use stability of a bonding agent to you?
586 total votes
11%
Most important
44%
Highly important
39%
Important but not a deal-breaker
6%
Of no importance whatsoever
How important is longer-term track record of a bonding agent to you?
588 total votes
34%
Most important
51%
Highly important
15%
Important but not a deal-breaker
1%
Of no importance whatsoever
What would you consider an acceptable track record to confirm the usefulness of a bonding agent?
580 total votes
3%
Good beta-testing opinions prior to release
3%
3 months after release on the market
27%
1 year after release on the market
46%
A few years PLUS an independent study or two
21%
Several years after release, PLUS a number of independent studies verifying its efficacy
Which source do you trust MOST when looking for advice about bonding in general?
575 total votes
17%
The message board forums at DentalTown.com
0%
Schoenrock’s Midwest Dental Eval. Group
46%
CRA
1%
The Dental Advisor
20%
REALITY
16%
Other
Have you ever taken a C.E. course online?
584 total votes
29%
Yes
71%
No
Have you ever taken a written CE course in a dental journal?
583 total votes
46%
Yes
54%
No
How long would you stay online to take a C.E. course?
561 total votes
8%
Less than 10 minutes
42%
10-30 minutes
34%
30-60 minutes
16%
More than 1 hour
How important is it to you that your online CE earns you credits?
566 total votes
17%
Vitally important
31%
Very important
27%
Somewhat important
16%
Not very important
10%
Not important at all
What is your preferred method to take a CE course?
577 total votes
37%
Hands-on clinical
49%
In person lecture
6%
Video or audio
2%
Dental journal written
5%
Online
Of these choices, which category would interest you the most for online CE courses?
571 total votes
26%
Endodontics
21%
Implants
6%
Oral Surgery
7%
Orthodontics
7%
Pediatric Dentistry
7%
Periodontics
26%
Prosthodontics
Of these choices, which category would interest you the most for online CE courses?
572 total votes
16%
Bonding
33%
Cosmetic Dentistry
7%
Digital Radiography
10%
Laser Dentistry
9%
Photography
15%
Practice Management
10%
Sedation Dentistry

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