Townie® Poll

Pediatric Dentistry

Poll conducted from 12/19/2016 To 1/15/2017

Do you allow parents into the operatory?
199 total votes
74%
Yes
26%
No
Over the last few years, the number of pediatric patients I have seen has...
143 total votes
31%
increased
19%
decreased
50%
stayed about the same
How often do you use nitrous oxide with pediatric patients?
145 total votes
30%
Frequently
14%
Half the time
19%
Rarely
36%
Never
February is National Children's Dental Health Month. How do you primarily support this observance?
142 total votes
4%
Targeted/specific social media engagements
12%
We host events, go to schools, or have specials for pediatric patients
1%
Direct mail campaigns
83%
Business as usual
True or false: I use rubber dams with pediatric patients more than adult patients.
144 total votes
12%
True
88%
Fale
What is your experience with silver diamine fluoride?
144 total votes
55%
Heard of it but I don't use it
10%
I have used it and am happy with the results
1%
I have tried it but I will not use it again
33%
I am not familiar with it
Do you refer most of your pediatric patients?
140 total votes
13%
Yes
87%
No
Did you take any pediatric dentistry CE in 2016?
143 total votes
28%
Yes
72%
No
What best describes the area in your practice you've created for pediatric patients?
142 total votes
4%
It's practically Disneyland!
27%
A variety of toys, children's books, etc.
10%
Video games, television with cartoons
12%
We toss some Legos on the floor and call it a day
48%
We don't have a kid-specific spot in the office
A child's first visit to the dentist should be...
145 total votes
38%
when that first tooth comes in
43%
between 1 and 3 years old
19%
3 years or older

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