Townie® Poll

Digital Imaging

Poll conducted from 2/17/2021 To 3/17/2021

Do you still use film?
191 total votes
17%
Yes
74%
No
9%
Both
Which imaging platform plays the biggest role in your practice?
106 total votes
25%
Intraoral cameras
54%
2D digital imaging
8%
CAD/CAM
8%
3D digital imaging
5%
Caries detection
Do you show patients images during or after treatment/consultation?
105 total votes
82%
During
13%
After
5%
Never
When did you start using a 3D scanner for taking impressions?
107 total votes
9%
Less than 2 years ago
7%
3–4 years ago
15%
More than 5 years ago
69%
We still use impression materials
Do you use a DSLR in your practice?
104 total votes
49%
Yes
51%
No
How long have you used your current intraoral camera?
107 total votes
6%
Less than a year
17%
1-3 years
16%
3-5 years
36%
More than 5 years
26%
I don't use an intraoral camera
Do you believe the ROI on CAD/CAM or 3D digital imaging is worth the cost of purchasing the technologies?
102 total votes
52%
Yes
48%
No
Which digital imaging tech has the most positive impact on patients?
103 total votes
56%
Intraoral cameras
21%
2D digital imaging or 2D panoramic
10%
3D digital imaging
11%
CAD/CAM
2%
Advanced diagnostic tools (i.e., caries detection)
If you have not started using CAD/CAM, what is the primary reason?
106 total votes
45%
Cost
23%
Not practical for my practice
2%
Not enough patient demand
4%
Apprehension in learning/training
26%
I do use CAD/CAM
True or false: 3D digital imaging is the best technology currently available to improve the quality of dentistry.
104 total votes
61%
True
39%
False
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Sally Gross, Member Services Specialist
Phone: +1-480-445-9710
Email: sally@farranmedia.com
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