Townie® Poll

How long do you schedule for a regular adult cleaning?

Poll conducted from 9/9/2002 To 10/6/2002

How long do you schedule for a regular adult cleaning?
1096 total votes
15%
30 minutes
25%
40 minutes
20%
50 minutes
39%
60 minutes
0%
70 minutes
0%
80 minutes
0%
90 minutes or longer
Do you think your hygiene department is profitable?
478 total votes
77%
Yes
23%
No
Does your hygiene department sell merchandise such as toothpastes and mouthwashes?
481 total votes
42%
Yes
58%
No
Do you digitally record your periodontal probing scores into your computer?
479 total votes
20%
Yes
80%
No
What role does the dental hygienist play in converting recare appointments into dental treatments in your practice?
473 total votes
33%
Very Active
49%
Moderately Active
14%
Barely Active
4%
Zero
How do you pay your hygienist?
463 total votes
33%
Salary
9%
Commission
18%
Base Salary + Incentives
41%
Hourly
Do you provide your dental hygienist with medical insurance benefits?
464 total votes
48%
Yes
52%
No
Do you offer your dental hygienist 401K benefits?
464 total votes
58%
Yes
42%
No
How many days of hygiene do you schedule per dentist?
410 total votes
2%
0
15%
1-2
48%
3-4
22%
5-6
10%
7-8
3%
9 or more
What percentage of your patients receive a 'regular cleaning' every 6 months?
467 total votes
6%
20%
17%
40%
39%
60%
35%
80%
2%
100%
Has your office filed for the one year extension from HIPPA?
463 total votes
26%
Yes
74%
No
Have you done anything in your office (appointed a Privacy Officer, start to secure records laying around, had your cleaning crew sign confidentiality statements, started getting release statements before transmitting records to specialists, etc.) in anticipation of HIPPA?
470 total votes
22%
Yes
78%
No
In terms of HIPPA, my office is:
399 total votes
7%
Business associate
25%
Covered entity
68%
None of the above

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