Townie® Poll

Do you routinely recommend the use of a mouthguard for patients who participate in sports?

Poll conducted from 10/15/2004 To 11/8/2004

Do you routinely recommend the use of a mouthguard for patients who participate in sports?
849 total votes
78%
Yes
22%
No
Do you fabricate mouthguards in your office?
474 total votes
61%
Yes
39%
No
If you recommend mouthguards, what type of mouthguard do you use most often?
453 total votes
2%
Stock
11%
Boil and Bite
62%
Custom Vacuum
26%
Pressure Laminate
If you currently fabricate pressure laminate mouthguards, which machine do you use?
167 total votes
7%
Drufomat
10%
Erkopress
23%
Biostar
60%
Other
When a patient receives veneers, which of the following statements is most accurate:
419 total votes
34%
I will use a hard nightguard on a case-by-case basis
12%
I will use a hard nightguard for all veneer cases
41%
I will use a soft, custom mouthguard on a case-by-case basis
13%
I will use a soft, custom mouthguard for all veneer cases
Did you know most dental injuries occur in sports, such as soccer and basketball, where wearing a mouthguard is voluntary, and not football and hockey where mouthguards are mandated?
465 total votes
67%
Yes
33%
No
Are you currently involved in any community outreach program where mouthguards are provided for free for athletes in the area?
464 total votes
12%
Yes
88%
No
How many sports related oral injuries do you treat each year that could have been prevented by a mouthguard?
457 total votes
61%
1-3
25%
4-6
6%
7-9
8%
10+
What fee do you charge for a custom-fabricated mouthguard for sports use (not TMD treatment)?
435 total votes
48%
$50-100
38%
$100-150
14%
$150-200+
How long have you been in practice?
468 total votes
20%
0-5 years
17%
6-10 years
30%
11-20 years
32%
21 + years
Where do you practice?
471 total votes
82%
U.S.
9%
Canada
4%
Australia/New Zealand
2%
Europe
0%
South America
0%
Africa
2%
Asia
1%
Other
What is your primary field of practice?
470 total votes
95%
General Practicing Dentist
0%
Orthodontist
0%
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon
0%
Periodontist
0%
Endodontist
2%
Pediatric Dentist
1%
Prosthodontists
0%
Public Health
1%
Other
Type of Practice?
471 total votes
84%
Private Practice
12%
Group Practice
1%
Hospital Staff
1%
Military
1%
Graduate Student
2%
Other
What is your gender?
468 total votes
87%
Male
13%
Female
What size practice do you have?
468 total votes
4%
1 op
5%
10 + ops
10%
2 ops
21%
3 ops
22%
4 ops
17%
5 ops
11%
6 ops
3%
7 ops
5%
8 ops
1%
9 ops
How many hygienists do you employ?
465 total votes
20%
None
34%
One
26%
Two
13%
Three
8%
Four +
What does your practice gross in a year?
443 total votes
16%
$100,000-$300,000
32%
$300,000-$650,000
28%
$650,000-$1,000,000
24%
$1,000,000 +
Is your dental office computerized?
468 total votes
91%
Yes
5%
No
3%
No––Plan to computerize in the next 12 months.
Are your dental office computers networked together?
463 total votes
82%
Yes
14%
No
5%
No––Plan to install network in the next 12 months.
Can you access your dental office computer from home?
460 total votes
38%
Yes
47%
No
15%
No––Plan to set this up in the next 12 months
Does your dental office have an Internet connection?
461 total votes
85%
Yes
10%
No
5%
No––Plan to get an office Internet connection in the next 12 months
If yes, what is the speed of your office Internet connection?
404 total votes
23%
56K-dial up
44%
DSL
28%
Cable
4%
T1
Do you use computers in the dental treatment operatories?
463 total votes
54%
Yes
36%
No
10%
No––Plan to place computers in operatories within the next 12 months.
How often do you visit www.dentaltown.com?
466 total votes
29%
Daily
29%
Once a week
14%
Once a month
27%
Occasionally
How do you use www.dentaltown.com?
456 total votes
9%
Research
15%
Read the Today’s Active Topics
11%
Read only specific topics
8%
Clinical topics
0%
Interaction with peers
57%
All of the above
Do you read Dentaltown Magazine?
462 total votes
86%
Yes
5%
No
9%
I do not receive it
If you read Dentaltown Magazine, do you share it with your staff members?
429 total votes
20%
Frequently
59%
Occasionally
21%
No
When reading Dentaltown Magazine what is your favorite feature?
394 total votes
23%
Howard Speaks
3%
Corporate Profile
12%
The Big Thread
23%
Townie Clinicals
5%
EndoFiles
19%
Message Boards
8%
Product Profiles
6%
Dentally Incorrect
When reading Dentaltown Magazine, what is your second favorite feature?
392 total votes
17%
Howard Speaks
3%
Corporate Profile
15%
The Big Thread
22%
Townie Clinicals
10%
EndoFiles
12%
Message Boards
13%
Product Profiles
9%
Dentally Incorrect

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