Townie® Poll

Clinical Technology

Poll conducted from 7/11/2017 To 8/18/2017

Will you (or have you) spend at least $10,000 in upgrading or purchasing clinical technologies in your practice in 2017?
311 total votes
53%
Yes
47%
No
Which area has shown the most advancement in the past 5 years?
146 total votes
23%
Digital radiology
64%
CAD/CAM
3%
Caries detection devices
8%
Lasers
3%
Intraoral cameras
When did you last upgrade workstations in your practice? (computers, monitors, perth-rials, software, etc.)
148 total votes
27%
This year
36%
2015-2016
18%
2013-2014
19%
2013 or earlier
Do you use a digital caries detection device?
148 total votes
22%
Yes
78%
No, I use traditional diagnostic methods
Are you confident that all of your patient records are stored in a HIPAA-compliant manner?
147 total votes
74%
Yes
26%
No
Are you using digital impression technology in your practice?
147 total votes
32%
Yes
25%
No, it is too costly
31%
No, but I will be in the next few years
12%
No, and I do not plan on adopting this technology
Which technology is more likely to become commonplace in dental practices by 2025?
147 total votes
76%
CAD/CAM
24%
Lasers
True or false: A specific piece of technology in your office has been the reason a patient has returned to or referred your practice.
148 total votes
47%
True
53%
False
Do you feel your data is safer on a server in your practice or on the cloud?
148 total votes
70%
Safer on my server
30%
Safer on the cloud
How long have you been using your practice management software?
149 total votes
8%
Less than a year
12%
1-3 years
7%
3-5 years
73%
More than 5 years

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