Townie® Poll

Lasers

Poll conducted from 10/1/2006 To 10/31/2006

Do you believe that laser technology will improve the quality of dental care and eventually become “standard equipment”?
1103 total votes
60%
a. Yes
40%
b. No
Do you currently own a laser?
665 total votes
13%
a. Diode
9%
b. Erbium
11%
c. Nd:Yag
67%
d. I do not own a laser
If you do not own a laser what is the main reason why you have not purchased one?
603 total votes
39%
a. Cost
26%
b. Limited number of procedures that laser can perform
1%
c. Machine is too big
9%
d. A laser will not improve efficiency
26%
e. I already own a laser
What is the second most important reason that you have not purchased a laser?
594 total votes
29%
a. Cost
30%
b. Limited number of procedures that laser can perform
3%
c. Machine is too big
12%
d. A laser will not improve efficiency
26%
e. I already own a laser
Are you satisfied with the current laser training available?
657 total votes
11%
a. Very satisfied
22%
b. Moderately satisfied
11%
c. Not satisfied
55%
d. I do not own a laser
Would you return your laser for a full refund?
656 total votes
6%
a. Yes, I regret the purchase
28%
b. No, I would never return my laser
66%
c. I do not own a laser
Would you consider a third-party source for service and training of your laser at a competitive price?
659 total votes
33%
a. Yes, I like to have options
9%
b. No, I prefer to deal with the manufacturer only
58%
c. I do not own a laser
If a single laser was developed that your hygiene department could use for selective removal of calculus and the dentist could use for selective caries removal, would you be interested?
654 total votes
12%
a. Yes, where can I buy one?
55%
b. Yes, it depends on the price
18%
c. No, I don’t want a laser
14%
d. I already own a laser
If the laser described in question # 8 cost $25,000, would you buy one?
648 total votes
6%
a. Yes, I would buy it today
23%
b. Yes, I would buy it after a year on the market
57%
c. No, that’s too expensive
14%
d. I already own a laser
When do you plan to purchase a laser?
648 total votes
6%
a. I will purchase a laser in the next 12 months
5%
b. I will purchase a laser within 24 months
15%
c. I will purchase a laser within 36 months
46%
d. I do not plan to purchase a laser
29%
e. I already own a laser
What is your opinion of the Politics & Religion forum in the message boards of Dentaltown.com?
614 total votes
40%
a. Leave it alone
20%
b. Keep it with modifications
40%
c. It does not belong on a dental Web site
If you selected choice b from the question above, which of the following modifications do you consider most important?
273 total votes
33%
a. No anonymous posts
35%
b. Remove from Today’s Active Topics
32%
c. Opt-in disclaimer

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