Townie® Poll

Periodontics Poll

Poll conducted from 5/3/2012 To 6/1/2012

Does your schedule ever include “bloody prophys?”
208 total votes
84%
Yes
16%
No
What do you do when a “prophy” appointment becomes periodontal therapy?
182 total votes
32%
Do as much as possible and reschedule
12%
Push through providing undercover perio therapy
49%
Begin with a periodontal exam so there are no surprises
7%
Something else (fill in the blank)
Do you work with a clear definition of the difference between health and disease?
182 total votes
90%
Yes
10%
No
Do you develop a dental hygiene diagnosis and treatment plan?
181 total votes
77%
Yes
8%
No
14%
I follow the dental treatment plan
How much time do you have for routine adult dental hygiene visits?
183 total votes
53%
60 minutes
16%
50 minutes
15%
45 minutes
9%
40 minutes
5%
30 minutes
2%
20 minutes
When treating periodontal disease most patients are treated with:
180 total votes
19%
One quadrant at a time
54%
Two quadrants at a time
16%
Full-Mouth at one time
10%
Something else
How much time to you usually schedule for each non-surgical periodontal appointment?
181 total votes
61%
60 minutes
6%
75 minutes
24%
90 minutes
9%
120 minutes
1%
more than 120 minutes
Have you taken advanced clinical courses after graduating from DH?
178 total votes
54%
Yes, and it improved my patient care
4%
Yes, and it was not helpful
4%
No, not interested
37%
No, not yet and I am interested in taking a clinical course
What is your profession?
180 total votes
95%
RDH
4%
DDS/DMD
1%
Student
1%
Team Member
If you are an RDH, how many years of experience do you have?
174 total votes
17%
1-5 years
12%
6-10 years
7%
11-15 years
10%
16-20 years
18%
21-30 years
36%
More than 30 years

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