Townie® Poll

Sleep Dentistry

Poll conducted from 11/22/2022 To 12/28/2022

Does your practice screen for sleep apnea?
174 total votes
33%
Yes
67%
No
How would you rate your interest in incorporating sleep dentistry into your practice?
79 total votes
30%
Not interested at all
30%
Somewhat interested in learning more
20%
Very interested and willing to add this to my practice
19%
I already offer sleep dentistry/medicine in my practice
Do you refer patients directly for a sleep study if you suspect sleep apnea?
78 total votes
33%
Yes
15%
No
51%
I recommend the patient discuss it with their physician
Does your health history form screen for any sleep issues?
77 total votes
42%
Yes
58%
No
How often do patients ask questions regarding snoring or other sleep issues?
77 total votes
39%
Never
40%
Monthly
12%
Weekly
9%
Daily
Which statement best describes your position regarding sleep apnea and dental offices?
77 total votes
57%
I don't think we're doing enough as a profession
10%
Dentistry is doing a great job addressing this problem
32%
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?
78 total votes
33%
Yes, I have taken some related CE in the past
36%
Yes, but I haven't yet
31%
No
Have you personally ever participated in a sleep study?
78 total votes
31%
Yes
69%
No
What is the biggest obstacle to bringing sleep dentistry into your practice?
76 total votes
11%
Costs associated with training
45%
Billing and insurance
9%
Creating a referral network
9%
Identifying patients
26%
I have no clinical interest
Will the average general practice screen and treat patients for sleep-related issues by 2030?
77 total votes
65%
Yes
35%
No
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