Townie® Poll

Orthodontics and Sleep Dentistry

Poll conducted from 3/22/2024 To 4/17/2024

Does your practice screen for sleep apnea?
191 total votes
51%
Yes
49%
No
How would you rate your interest in incorporating sleep dentistry into your practice?
80 total votes
16%
Not interested at all
39%
Somewhat interested in learning more
24%
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?
82 total votes
32%
Yes
16%
No
52%
I recommend the patient discuss it with their physician
How often do patients ask questions regarding snoring or other sleep issues?
81 total votes
32%
Never
38%
Monthly
14%
Weekly
16%
Daily
Which statement best describes your position regarding sleep apnea and dental offices?
76 total votes
49%
I don't think we're doing enough as a profession
22%
Dentistry is doing a great job addressing this problem
29%
Our role should only be to refer a patient to a specialist
How many orthodontic cases do you treat per month?
80 total votes
74%
10 or fewer
18%
10–20
4%
20–30
5%
More than 30
How much has orthodontic treatment contributed to your practice income?
80 total votes
33%
I do not offer ortho treatment in my office.
45%
Minimally.
15%
Moderately.
8%
Significantly.
Which of the following clear aligner business models is most appealing to you?
78 total votes
46%
Treatment plan and fabrication done by outside company
10%
Treatment plan by outside company, aligners made in my practice
22%
Treatment plan and aligners done in my practice
22%
I have no interest in offering this service
Do you specifically market orthodontic treatment to attract patients?
81 total votes
32%
Yes
48%
No
20%
Not applicable
How often do your patients accept orthodontic treatment when it is presented to them?
79 total votes
35%
I do not offer ortho treatment in my office.
9%
Every time.
23%
Most of the time.
28%
Sometimes.
5%
Rarely.
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