Townie® Poll

Endodontics / Sealants

Poll conducted from 8/16/2007 To 9/12/2007

Do you routinely place sealants?
387 total votes
74%
a. Yes
26%
b. No
If you don’t place sealants, what is your reason?
91 total votes
30%
a. I don’t think they work
47%
b. I do preventive resin restorations
23%
c. I don’t treat children
At what age would you no longer consider placing sealants on 1st and 2nd molars?
206 total votes
19%
a. 12-14
28%
b. 15-17
18%
c. 18-20
34%
d. 21+
Do you place PRR (preventive resin restorations- prep into enamel and fill with flowable composite)
263 total votes
72%
a. Yes
28%
b. No
How long does a sealant last?
266 total votes
30%
a. 1-3 years
48%
b. 4-7 years
13%
c. 8-10 years
8%
d. 11+ years
If you removed the sealants on every patient in your practice, what percent of the time would you expect to find decay into dentin?
266 total votes
4%
a. 0%
58%
b. 1-15%
26%
c. 16-35%
7%
d. 36-60%
5%
e. 61%+
What percentage of root canals do you complete in a single visit?
266 total votes
30%
a. 0-35%
12%
b. 36-55%
15%
c. 56-75%
42%
d. 75%+
Are you using gutta percha cones to obturate root canals?
265 total votes
72%
a. Yes
28%
b. No, I use another material (paste, resilon, gutta percha on a carrier)
What percentage of the teeth you prepare for crowns had root canal treatment first?
269 total votes
37%
a. 10-30%
41%
b. 31-55%
12%
c. 56-75%
10%
d. 76%+
Should endodontists place implants?
267 total votes
30%
a. Yes
70%
b. No

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