Townie® Poll

Orthodontics and Sleep Dentistry

Poll conducted from 3/17/2022 To 4/21/2022

Does your practice screen for sleep apnea?
200 total votes
30%
Yes
70%
No
How would you rate your interest in incorporating sleep dentistry into your practice?
95 total votes
28%
Not interested at all
34%
Somewhat interested in learning more
21%
Very interested and willing to add this to my practice
17%
I already offer sleep dentistry/medicine in my practice
Do you refer patients directly for a sleep study if you suspect sleep apnea?
96 total votes
32%
Yes
22%
No
46%
I recommend the patient discuss it with their physician
How often do patients ask questions regarding snoring or other sleep issues?
97 total votes
43%
Never
38%
Monthly
12%
Weekly
6%
Daily
Which statement best describes your position regarding sleep apnea and dental offices?
93 total votes
61%
I don't think we're doing enough as a profession
13%
Dentistry is doing a great job addressing this problem
26%
Our role should only be to refer a patient to a specialist
Do you provide clear aligners in your practice?
97 total votes
53%
Yes
47%
No
Do you own an intraoral scanner?
97 total votes
45%
Yes
55%
No
Which of the following clear aligner business models is most appealing to you?
96 total votes
57%
Treatment plan and fabrication done by outside company
2%
Treatment plan by outside company, aligners made in my practice
13%
Treatment plan and aligners done in my practice
28%
I have no interest in offering this service
Has offering clear aligners to patients strained any relationships or referrals with local orthodontists?
97 total votes
8%
Yes
53%
No
39%
Not applicable
What has been the ROI on clear aligner treatment in your practice?
97 total votes
8%
Great
21%
Good
22%
Decent
7%
Poor
42%
Not applicable
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