Townie® Poll

Hygiene

Poll conducted from 1/8/2018 To 2/8/2018

Are the hygienists in your office compensated based on a percentage of the production?
534 total votes
18%
Yes
82%
No
What sort of periodontal charting does your hygiene department use?
357 total votes
17%
Automated
31%
An assistant
52%
Hygienist records manually
On average, how long have the hygienists worked in your practice?
357 total votes
5%
Less than a year
20%
1-3 years
16%
3-5 years
58%
More than 5 years
Generally, how are purchases made for the hygiene department?
358 total votes
18%
I make all of the purchases
50%
I buy based on the hygienists' recommendations
32%
The hygiene department has purchasing power
Do the hygienists in your practice wear loupes?
359 total votes
58%
Yes
42%
No
How much should a hygienist generally produce?
350 total votes
15%
Two times their wages
68%
Three times their wages
17%
Four times their wages
Do the hygienists in the practice record patients' blood pressure?
358 total votes
49%
Yes
42%
No
9%
No, the doctors do
Does the hygiene department use a diode laser?
356 total votes
14%
Yes
82%
No
4%
It will within a few years
What is the doctor to hygienist ratio in the practice?
359 total votes
35%
1:1
45%
1:2
16%
1:3
4%
>1:4
Are the hygienists in the practice expected to upsell services or treatments?
359 total votes
42%
Yes
58%
No

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