Townie® Poll

Craniofacial Pain/TMD

Poll conducted from 6/8/2006 To 7/6/2006

Do you personally use a device to protect your teeth from clenching/grinding or to prevent symptoms associated with TMD?
1006 total votes
37%
Yes
63%
No
Which of the following statements best describes your occlusal philosophy?
633 total votes
30%
Neuromuscular
52%
CR/CO
18%
None
Do you use a semi-adjustable or fully-adjustable articulator for complex cases?
620 total votes
65%
Yes
35%
No
How many full-mouth reconstructions have you completed in the past 12 months?
612 total votes
45%
None
43%
1-5
8%
6-10
4%
11+
What do you think is the most common cause for multiple areas of gingival recession and dentinal wear in a patient’s mouth?
599 total votes
32%
This is the result of toothbrush abrasion
59%
This is the result of occlusal disease
4%
This is the result of acid erosion due to reflux
5%
This is the result of old age
Do you refer patients with TMD complaints to a pain specialist?
596 total votes
45%
Yes
55%
No
Do you perform full-mouth occlusal adjustments?
589 total votes
41%
Yes
59%
No
Will you attend the ADA meeting in Las Vegas?
586 total votes
13%
Yes
8%
No, I do not like that the meeting is during the week
37%
No, I do not usually attend the ADA meeting
42%
No, other reasons
What is your approximate fee for an occlusal device to treat TMD?
553 total votes
42%
$200-400
39%
$401-600
8%
$601-800
10%
$801+
What percentage of your TMD patients are treated with an NTI vs. occlusal guard?
548 total votes
28%
100% occlusal guard
15%
100% NTI
19%
50% NTI / 50% occlusal guard
39%
majority occlusal guard

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