Townie® Poll

Radiology and Pathology

Poll conducted from 7/14/2022 To 8/16/2022

Do you have access to an oral pathologist in your area?
205 total votes
54%
Yes
46%
No
What do you use to take routine X-rays?
132 total votes
13%
Film
9%
Phosphor plates
77%
Digital sensors
1%
Pull it from pan or cone beam
How long since you sent a patient for a biopsy that was positive for oral cancer?
126 total votes
19%
6 months or less
17%
1 year
8%
2 years
56%
3 years or more
Do you use any adjunctive technology (lights, rinses, etc.) to screen for oral cancer?
130 total votes
8%
Yes, routinely with great results
14%
Yes, but less often than before
78%
No
When you see an unusual soft tissue lesion (more than two weeks old), what is your next step?
130 total votes
11%
In-office biopsy
5%
Send to periodontist
81%
Send to oral surgeon
4%
Treat with medications before biopsy
When was the last time you had a patient with herpes zoster with an intraoral or perioral presentation?
129 total votes
28%
3 months ago
12%
6 months ago
13%
A year ago
29%
A few years ago
18%
Never
Do you use a laser to treat aphthous ulcers or prodromal herpetic lesions?
131 total votes
19%
Yes
50%
No
31%
I don't own a laser
Do you own a CBCT?
130 total votes
33%
Yes
62%
No
5%
No, but I routinely use one at a colleague's office
Have you had a patient diagnosed with oral cancer in the last two years?
131 total votes
40%
Yes
60%
No
How long do you expect a digital sensor to last before repair or replacement?
128 total votes
21%
3 years
34%
5 years
10%
7 years
35%
8+ years
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Do you have access to an oral pathologist in your area?
  
Sally Gross, Member Services Specialist
Phone: +1-480-445-9710
Email: sally@farranmedia.com
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