Townie® Poll

Equipment

Poll conducted from 7/22/2016 To 8/12/2016

Will you make an equipment purchase greater than $10,000 in 2016?
150 total votes
37%
Yes
63%
No
Would you consider purchasing and incorporating a laser into your daily practice? (not just occasional use)
97 total votes
18%
Yes, I use one on a daily basis
38%
I own a laser but only use it occasionally
16%
Yes, I plan to purchase one soon
28%
No, I don't think lasers are for me
When was the last time you updated your computer hardware (workstations or server)?
97 total votes
28%
Within the last 6 months
20%
6-12 months ago
16%
12-18 months ago
36%
More than 18 months ago
Would you consider switching to cloud-based practice management software?
96 total votes
13%
I'm already using a cloud solution
10%
I want to make the switch in the next 12 months
77%
I'm planning on staying with a client-server system for now
When will you finally purchase a device for digital impressions (aka intraoral scanner)?
96 total votes
29%
I already own a system
6%
I want to purchase a system in the next year
29%
I will purchase a system sometime after next year
35%
I do not plan to purchase this technology
Do you currently have access to CBCT when you need it?
93 total votes
23%
Yes, I own a system
32%
Yes, I have access through a colleague
6%
No, I would like to purchase a system
39%
No, I do not have a need at this time
Have you considered adding electric handpieces to your practice?
94 total votes
37%
I am already a user of electric handpieces
12%
I would like to soon
51%
I am happy with air-driven handpieces
What are your thoughts on caries detection equipment?
93 total votes
27%
I use it on a regular basis
3%
I am interested in purchasing one of the existing options on the market
24%
I would like to learn more about the options out there
46%
I don't think this technology is for me
How many intraoral cameras do you have?
95 total votes
37%
One for every operatory
33%
One in most of my operatories
16%
I use an extraoral camera
15%
I do not use clinical cameras
Primarily, when it comes to making big equipment purchases, you will...
95 total votes
25%
Only replace obsolete or broken equipment
66%
Upgrade when a new feature is especially useful or exciting
8%
Stay on the bleeding edge of technology

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