Townie® Poll

Hygiene

Poll conducted from 8/16/2017 To 9/8/2017

Are the hygienists in your office compensated based on a percentage of the production?
199 total votes
37%
Yes
63%
No
What percentage of your practice's gross production comes from the hygiene department?
96 total votes
2%
Less than 10 percent
23%
10-20 percent
54%
20-30 percent
20%
More than 30 percent
1%
No hygiene department
True or false: Hygienists should produce approx. 3 times their wages
99 total votes
89%
True
11%
False
Do any of the hygienists in your practice have second jobs?
99 total votes
45%
Yes
55%
No
How much time do the hygienists in your office spend on oral hygiene instruction during the average prophy appointment?
99 total votes
68%
A few minutes
30%
5-10 minutes
2%
More than 10 minutes
What is the doctor to hygienist ratio in your practice?
98 total votes
37%
1:1
46%
1:2
14%
Greater than 1:3
3%
More doctors than hygeinsts
Do you track the downtime in the hygiene department?
99 total votes
41%
No
15%
Yes; it is less than 5 percent
26%
Yes; 5-9 percent
17%
Yes; more than 10 percent
Do the hygienists in your practice have purchasing power?
99 total votes
20%
Yes
64%
Some; I buy based on their recommendation
16%
No
Do the hygienists in your practice wear loupes?
99 total votes
45%
Yes
29%
No
25%
Some
Does the hygiene department utilize automated periodontal charting?
99 total votes
16%
Yes
45%
No, we use an assistant
38%
No, the hygienist records manually

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