Townie® Poll

CAD/CAM

Poll conducted from 12/10/2014 To 1/5/2015

Do you believe that digital impressions will provide a more accurate model than a conventional impression?
298 total votes
61%
Yes
39%
No
What is the greatest advantage of owning digital impression technology in your office?
97 total votes
39%
More accurate impression
30%
Faster lab turnaround
16%
Save money on impression material
14%
Impress patients
What is the greatest advantage of owning an in-office milling unit?
96 total votes
44%
Save time
22%
Impress patient
9%
Save money
25%
More control over crown design
When it comes to training on a new piece of high tech equipment, what is the best source?
96 total votes
40%
Manufacturer designated experts
42%
Other dentists that use the equipment
11%
Self study produced by the manufacturer
7%
Other
Has your lab started to "manufacture" some of your crowns using CAD/CAM technology?
95 total votes
76%
Yes
16%
No
8%
I don't know
What is your greatest hesitation to purchase CAD/CAM technology?
89 total votes
56%
Upfront costs
9%
Confusion about which is best
3%
Waiting for more choices
6%
Lack of confidence in the technology
26%
Cost to maintain and upgrade over time
Which of the following cost structures for similar features is most attractive for digital impressioning only?
90 total votes
11%
$60,000 with $1,000 annual maintenance
47%
$14,000 with $3,600 annual maintenance
9%
$85,000 with maintenance included
33%
Free machine but send all scans to one lab (minimum of $4,000/month)
If you had to pick one CAD/CAM technology for your practice which would it be?
95 total votes
48%
Imaging with offsite/lab milling
52%
Imaging with onsite milling

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