Townie® Poll

Cosmetic Dentistry

Poll conducted from 11/11/2005 To 12/7/2005

Should Cosmetic Dentistry be an ADA recognized specialty with specific educational requirements?
885 total votes
20%
Yes
80%
No
Do you advertise 'cosmetic' or 'esthetic' dentistry in your practice marketing materials?
520 total votes
61%
Yes
39%
No
Sometimes a patient will present to your practice asking about veneers, but they really need orthodontics and bleaching. How many cases like this have you seen in the past 12 months?
516 total votes
5%
None
47%
1-5
24%
6-10
24%
11 or more
Some patients want veneers because they are faster than orthodontics. What percentage of those patients in question #2 will make the commitment to have orthodontics and bleaching?
496 total votes
29%
0–10%
30%
11–25%
22%
26–50%
12%
51–75%
7%
76% or more
Do you maintain a photo album of cosmetic procedures for your patients to see?
505 total votes
57%
Yes, photos of my own cases
10%
Yes, photos I purchased
34%
No, I do not have a photo album
What percentage of your patients; who have elective, cosmetic procedures; use outside financing?
495 total votes
39%
0–10%
21%
11–25%
19%
26–50%
14%
51–75%
7%
76% or more
Are you interested in performing 'no-prep' veneers in your office?
503 total votes
42%
Yes, I would like to find the right case
13%
Yes, I have already delivered a case
45%
No
How many hours of CE related to cosmetic dentistry have you taken in the past 12 months?
506 total votes
19%
0–5
26%
6–12
15%
13–18
11%
19-24
7%
25–32
22%
33 or more
Do you perform orthodontics on patients in your practice?
505 total votes
36%
Yes
11%
No, I plan to perform orthodontics in the future
53%
No, I do not, nor do I plan to, perform orthodontics
Which fee range best describes your fee for a porcelain veneer?
502 total votes
38%
$600–800
40%
$801–1,000
15%
$1,001–1,200
3%
$1,201–1,300
4%
$1,301 or more
Do you use a 'special' lab for high esthetic needs cases?
504 total votes
61%
Yes
39%
No

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