Townie® Poll

Sleep Dentistry

Poll conducted from 11/22/2021 To 12/20/2021

Does your practice screen for sleep apnea?
139 total votes
30%
Yes
70%
No
How would you rate your interest in incorporating sleep dentistry into your practice?
66 total votes
32%
Not interested at all
32%
Somewhat interested in learning more
15%
Very interested and willing to add this to my practice
21%
I already offer sleep dentistry/medicine in my practice
Do you refer patients directly for a sleep study if you suspect sleep apnea?
63 total votes
29%
Yes
21%
No
51%
I recommend the patient discuss it with their physician
Does your health history form screen for any sleep issues?
61 total votes
48%
Yes
52%
No
How often do patients ask questions regarding snoring or other sleep issues?
63 total votes
44%
Never
29%
Monthly
11%
Weekly
16%
Daily
Which statement best describes your position regarding sleep apnea and dental offices?
63 total votes
49%
I don't think we're doing enough as a profession
21%
Dentistry is doing a great job addressing this problem
30%
Our role should only be to refer a patient to a specialist
Do you have any interest in learning more about the dental appliances used in the treatment of sleep apnea?
62 total votes
56%
Yes, I have taken some related CE in the past
24%
Yes, but I haven't yet
19%
No
Have you personally ever participated in a sleep study?
62 total votes
29%
Yes
71%
No
What is the biggest obstacle to bringing sleep dentistry into your practice?
59 total votes
10%
Costs associated with training
47%
Billing and insurance
10%
Creating a referral network
7%
Identifying patients
25%
I have no clinical interest
Will the average general practice screen and treat patients for sleep-related issues by 2030?
62 total votes
60%
Yes
40%
No
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