Townie® Poll

Materials

Poll conducted from 2/24/2017 To 3/10/2017

Do you have any interest in CE courses about restorative materials?
2335 total votes
98%
Yes
2%
No
When using a new material, do you always follow the manufacturer's instructions exactly?
95 total votes
72%
Yes
28%
No, I deviate slightly
What is most likely to sway you to try a new material?
95 total votes
9%
Special pricing/reduced cost
39%
Recommended by a collegue
22%
Being unhappy with current material
29%
Published clinical information
How long have you used your current impression material?
95 total votes
7%
Less than a year
40%
1-3 years
48%
More than 5 years
4%
I have switched to digital
Do you still use amalgam in your practice?
94 total votes
50%
Yes
50%
No
True or false: Most companies provide sufficent educational information to back their materials.
94 total votes
40%
Yes
60%
No
Which primary trait you rather have in a restorative material?
94 total votes
54%
Perfect bulk-fill composites
46%
Perfect bond in a single step
What is the most important factor when selecting a material?
95 total votes
21%
Ease of use/not technique sensitive
1%
Cost
1%
Does not require a bondage agent (self-adhesive)
77%
Clinical predicability
Do you use a rubber dam for restorative treatment?
78 total votes
18%
Frequently
27%
Sometimes
33%
Rarely
22%
Never
What's the longest you've used the same bonding agent?
78 total votes
3%
Less than a year
26%
1-3 years
33%
3-5 years
38%
More than 5 years

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