Townie® Poll

Sleep Dentistry

Poll conducted from 11/22/2023 To 12/31/2023

Does your practice screen for sleep apnea?
293 total votes
52%
Yes
48%
No
How would you rate your interest in incorporating sleep dentistry into your practice?
138 total votes
25%
Not interested at all
30%
Somewhat interested in learning more
19%
Very interested and willing to add this to my practice
26%
I already offer sleep dentistry/medicine in my practice
Do you refer patients directly for a sleep study if you suspect sleep apnea?
140 total votes
36%
Yes
19%
No
45%
I recommend the patient discuss it with their physician
Does your health history form screen for any sleep issues?
138 total votes
60%
Yes
40%
No
How often do patients ask questions regarding snoring or other sleep issues?
141 total votes
33%
Never
28%
Monthly
22%
Weekly
17%
Daily
Which statement best describes your position regarding sleep apnea and dental offices?
138 total votes
57%
I don't think we're doing enough as a profession
18%
Dentistry is doing a great job addressing this problem
25%
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?
140 total votes
52%
Yes, I have taken some related CE in the past
26%
Yes, but I haven't yet
22%
No
Have you personally ever participated in a sleep study?
140 total votes
35%
Yes
65%
No
What is the biggest obstacle to bringing sleep dentistry into your practice?
136 total votes
14%
Costs associated with training
40%
Billing and insurance
10%
Creating a referral network
13%
Identifying patients
23%
I have no clinical interest
Will the average general practice screen and treat patients for sleep-related issues by 2030?
141 total votes
65%
Yes
35%
No
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