Townie® Poll

Pathology and Radiology

Poll conducted from 8/15/2019 To 9/20/2019

What do you use to take routine X-rays?
376 total votes
10%
Film
16%
Phosphor plates
73%
Digital sensors
2%
Pull it from pan or cone beam
Assuming exposure is equal, do you prefer digital or film when it comes to resolution?
246 total votes
79%
Digital
21%
Film
Have you taken any CE on radiographic interpretation?
247 total votes
34%
Yes
62%
No
4%
I plan to this year
Which program do you prefer for viewing images?
236 total votes
0%
EVAsoft
7%
XDR
7%
Apteryx
42%
Dexis
11%
Schick CDR
32%
Other
Do you feel digital sensors provide good value for the price?
245 total votes
56%
Yes
22%
No
22%
The jury is still out
How long since you sent a patient for a biopsy that was positive for oral cancer?
239 total votes
18%
6 months or less
18%
1 year
12%
2 years
52%
3 years or more
Do you use any adjunctive technology (lights, rinses, etc.) to screen for oral cancer?
243 total votes
7%
Yes, routinely with great results
12%
Yes, but less often than before
81%
No
Do you have access to an oral pathologist in your area?
245 total votes
61%
Yes
39%
No
When you see unusual soft tissue lesion (more than two weeks old), what is your next step?
242 total votes
11%
In-office biopsy
3%
Send to periodontist
83%
Send to oral surgeon
2%
Treat with medications before biopsy
When was the last time you had a patient with herpes zoster with an intraoral or perioral presentation?
243 total votes
23%
3 months ago
15%
6 months ago
11%
A year ago
22%
A few years ago
28%
Never

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