Townie® Poll

Lasers

Poll conducted from 7/13/2021 To 8/11/2021

Does your hygienist use a laser to treat patients with gingivitis or periodontitis?
176 total votes
8%
Yes, with great success
3%
Yes, with lackluster results
15%
I am considering this option
74%
No
Do you use a soft-tissue laser?
99 total votes
26%
Yes, frequently
20%
Yes, occasionally
18%
No, but I'm considering getting one
35%
No, and I have no plans on purchasing one
Do you use a hard-tissue laser?
96 total votes
6%
Yes, frequently
5%
Yes, occasionally
19%
No, but I'm considering getting one
70%
No, and I have no plans on purchasing one
What's the primary obstacle to owning a laser?
94 total votes
40%
Cost
6%
Speed or efficiency in procedures
3%
Not enough room in the operatory
9%
Doubtful of anesthesia-free claims
22%
Limited number of treatments
19%
I already own one
What is the most impressive clinical advantage of soft-tissue lasers?
87 total votes
62%
Ability to cut and coagulate
10%
Ability to use on and around metals
5%
Sutureless surgery
15%
Increased patient comfort
8%
Shallow area of tissue necrosis
What kind of laser training would you prefer?
90 total votes
77%
Lecture + hands-on training
23%
Online CE or webinar
0%
Written CE or manual only
Will lasers be a common instrument in the standard GP office by 2030?
92 total votes
75%
Yes
25%
No
Have you seen enough evidence that the ROI on lasers makes the purchase worthwhile?
92 total votes
28%
Yes, if the doctor markets the treatment options
18%
Yes, regardless of how the technology is marketed to patients
53%
No
Do you offer laser teeth whitening in your practice?
93 total votes
10%
Yes
83%
No
8%
Not anymore
Lasers are best suited for which area?
89 total votes
9%
Hygiene
70%
General practice
21%
Specialties (e.g., orthodontics)
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