Townie® Poll

Materials

Poll conducted from 8/13/2021 To 9/13/2021

Do you use bulk-fill composite for Class II restorations?
282 total votes
53%
Yes
47%
No
Compared to three years ago, what's your approach to zirconia crowns on posterior teeth?
129 total votes
81%
I'm using more
9%
I'm using less
3%
I no longer use this material
6%
I've never used this material for posterior cases
How long have you been using your current bulk-fill composite?
112 total votes
29%
Less than a year
37%
1–3 years
20%
3–5 years
14%
More than 5 years
What of the following materials is most in need of innovation?
123 total votes
32%
Composite
15%
Bonding agents
15%
Crown materials
39%
Cements
Why would you be most likely to switch to a new material?
127 total votes
43%
Recommended by a colleague
19%
I was impressed by a sample
1%
An advertisement
38%
I saw or read about it in a case study
How do you most often cement zirconia crowns?
128 total votes
54%
RMGI
29%
Self-adhesive resin
9%
Bioactive cement
9%
Other
Would you consider purchasing a 3D printer for your office?
127 total votes
10%
I already own one
13%
Yes, I plan to buy one in the next two years
39%
No, there are not enough indications
33%
No, the technology is too expensive
5%
I prefer mixing stone and sending to the lab
Which treatment do you dislike and/or avoid the most?
127 total votes
37%
Molar root canal
28%
Complete dentures
2%
Class II restoration
32%
Pediatric cases
Do you offer in-office teeth whitening?
124 total votes
34%
Yes, and I'm happy with the results
28%
Yes, but I'm unsure of its value
33%
No, I think at home products work well enough
5%
No, but I would like to add it to my practice
How interested are you in material-centered content (articles, CE courses, etc.)?
128 total votes
59%
Very interested
38%
Somewhat interested
4%
Not too interested
Approximately what percentage of your office team is fully vaccinated for Covid-19?
125 total votes
8%
Less than 25 percent
18%
50 percent
39%
75 percent
34%
100 percent
Do you plan to attend a dental meeting in-person this year?
128 total votes
36%
Yes, but something local
27%
Yes, going out of town
37%
No
Which position is the most difficult to fill in your practice?
127 total votes
23%
Front office
23%
Hygienist
33%
Assistant
5%
Associate
17%
We haven't had any recent retention issues
Does your office have an in-house savings/membership plan for patients?
126 total votes
26%
Yes, and we love it
11%
Yes, with mixed results
63%
No
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