Townie® Poll

Do you regularly perform an oral cancer screening on your patients?

Poll conducted from 12/20/2004 To 2/6/2005

Do you regularly perform an oral cancer screening on your patients?
1598 total votes
90%
Yes
10%
No
I expect to see _____ lesions that will require biopsy every month.
801 total votes
46%
0
48%
1-2
4%
3-4
0%
5-6
0%
7-9
1%
10+
My preferred method of biopsy for a red/white lesion, that may be cancer, is:
803 total votes
29%
Oral CDx
10%
Blade biopsy
1%
ViziLite
58%
I do not do biopsies in my office, I refer to Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon
2%
I do not do biopsies in my office, I refer to Periodontist
On average, I diagnose _____ cases of oral cancer per year.
800 total votes
60%
0
30%
1
9%
2-3
1%
4-5
0%
6-7
1%
8-10+
I have diagnosed _____ cases of oral cancer during my entire career.
798 total votes
25%
0
17%
1
33%
2-3
13%
4-5
5%
6-7
4%
8-10
4%
11 or more
When I send a biopsy for evaluation, I use:
793 total votes
13%
Local pathology lab
21%
Oral pathologist
19%
Dental school
47%
Refer
In my practice most of the patients with TMD:
786 total votes
29%
Are initially treated with an anterior appliance (NTI, Best-Bite, Kois deprogrammer, etc.)
37%
Are treated with a full coverage, permissive splint (Universal, Tanner, Pankey/Dawson)
10%
Are treated with a full coverage, directive splint (LVI orthotic, Gelb, MORA, etc.)
24%
Are referred to a specialist
How many TMD/Facial Pain patients do you treat a month?
796 total votes
87%
0-5
10%
5-10
2%
10-15
1%
More than 15
Which of the following factors do you think has the greatest impact on causing TMD?
787 total votes
59%
Occlusion /Articulation
27%
Central Nervous System Etiology
1%
Bacteria / Infection / Viral
13%
Other
Would you consider your TMD philosophy and/or orientation as?
781 total votes
18%
Occlusion /Articulation - directed
10%
Neuromuscularly - directed
6%
Musculoskeletaly - directed
64%
All, or a combination of the above
3%
Other
How many TMD/Facial Pain appliances do you make a month?
786 total votes
21%
0
73%
1-5
5%
6-10
0%
11-15
0%
More than 15
My primary way to identify patients with TMD is:
787 total votes
9%
Questions on medical history form
43%
Exam at initial appointment
47%
Based on patient complaints of pain
0%
With testing equipment
When I diagnose TMD, my most effective method of patient education is:
771 total votes
11%
A human skull and/or existing dental study-casts
6%
Photographs and radiographs
9%
Software
3%
My own TMD
53%
Dialogue with or without hand motions
18%
Books, Diagrams, and Print-outs
Which specialist sees the majority of your TMD referrals?
737 total votes
5%
Periodontist
46%
Oral Surgeon
1%
Pathologist
48%
TMJ Craniofacial dentist
Have you read any of the many ongoing threaded discussions on www.Dentaltown.com Board Category #86 TMD & Occlusion?
789 total votes
26%
Yes
74%
No
Do you plan to take any TMD/Facial pain CE courses in the next 12 months?
789 total votes
25%
No
31%
Not very likely
25%
Likely
7%
Very likely
12%
Yes

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