Townie® Poll

Periodontics

Poll conducted from 11/30/2018 To 1/1/2019

Did you take a perio-related CE course in 2018?
87 total votes
32%
Yes
47%
No, was not interested
21%
No, lack of availability
Do you perform your own crown lengthening procedures?
306 total votes
38%
Yes, occasionally
13%
Yes, all
49%
No, I refer
Do you appoint hygiene patients for their next visit when they are in the office?
302 total votes
93%
Yes
7%
No
How many periodontists do you refer to in your area?
305 total votes
7%
0
41%
1
38%
2
14%
3+
Which piece of equipment do your hygienists use?
300 total votes
73%
Cavitron
17%
Piezon
4%
Prophy-Jet
5%
Hand instruments only
What type of in-office fluoride do you use most of the time?
303 total votes
20%
Foam
10%
Rinse
65%
Varnish
4%
None
Do you use a soft tissue laser of any type?
303 total votes
49%
Yes
51%
No
How often do you take an FMX on a new adult patient?
306 total votes
55%
Always
29%
Sometimes
17%
Rarely
Does the hygiene department utilize automated periodontal charting?
56 total votes
18%
Yes
43%
No, there is an assistant
39%
No, the hygienist records manually
What type of in-office fluoride do you use most of the time?
55 total votes
7%
Foam
16%
Rinse
73%
Varnish
4%
None
Do you use local medicaments in patients with persistent pocketing?
876 total votes
51%
Yes
49%
No

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