Townie® Poll

CAD/CAM

Poll conducted from 1/1/2016 To 1/29/2016

Do you currently own or plan to purchase CAD/CAM technology in the next 12 months?
747 total votes
30%
I currently own
24%
I plan to purchase in the next 12 months
46%
I do not own and do not plan to purchase
What is your primary reason for not purchasing CAD/CAM technology?
397 total votes
45%
Cost to purchase
1%
Difficult to learn technology
4%
Waiting to see other players enter the market
2%
Cost to maintain system
1%
Cost for upgrades
16%
No interest in doing lab work
31%
I already own CAD/CAM
What is your secondary reason for not purchasing CAD/CAM technology?
390 total votes
17%
Cost to purchase
6%
Difficult to learn technology
9%
Waiting to see other players enter the market
18%
Cost to maintain system
11%
Cost for upgrades
9%
No interest in doing lab work
30%
I already own CAD/CAM
What is your biggest frustration with ownership of CAD/CAM technology?
343 total votes
11%
Time needed for doctor training
27%
Cost of software/hardware maintenance
3%
Cost of materials to fabricate crown
9%
Time needed for staff training
32%
Cost to update to the latest technology
19%
Other
Does your lab routinely use digital scanner or milling technology to fabricate restorations for you?
390 total votes
58%
Yes
27%
No
15%
I don't know
What is an appropriate cost for monthly maintenance of a piece of high tech equipment like CAD/CAM (scanner and milling unit)?
326 total votes
43%
$100
17%
$150
18%
$200
21%
$250
If Amazon.com sold dental products, would you buy from them?
389 total votes
39%
Yes, if cost savings was more than 25%
40%
Yes, if cost savings was at least 10% or more
6%
Yes, if cost was about the same
15%
No, I'm happy with current suppliers
Who services your dental equipment?
384 total votes
33%
Local, independent rep
8%
We do most of our own repairs in office
60%
Technician that works for supply company
I am a participating provider in ___ insurance plans (PPO or DHMO).
391 total votes
29%
0 - we are not in-network for any plans
27%
1 - 3
22%
4 - 7
13%
8 - 12
9%
13 +
What is your current status regarding Medicare?
156 total votes
12%
I have completed the forms to opt out of the system
17%
I have enrolled as an ordering/referring provider
4%
I am enrolled to provide services covered by Medicare
67%
I have done nothing regarding Medicare

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