Townie® Poll

Periodontal Probing

Poll conducted from 5/6/2013 To 5/31/2013

Do you perform periodontal probing on all adult patients?
395 total votes
89%
Yes
11%
No
How often do you do full mouth probing and recording?
437 total votes
3%
New patients only
55%
All patients once a year
8%
Periodontal patients, once a year
6%
Periodontal patients, every visit
28%
All patients, every visit
When recording a full-mouth periodontal assessment, what do you include?
439 total votes
12%
Probing depths
8%
Probing depths and bleeding
10%
Probing depths, bleeding, recession
6%
Probing depths, bleeding, recession, furcations
65%
Probing depths, bleeding, recession, furcations, mobility
Charing method used:
436 total votes
24%
Paper forms filled out by clinician
16%
Paper forms filled out by an assistant
34%
Computer forms with data entered by the clinician
25%
Computer forms with data entered by an assistant
Which manual probe design do you prefer?
436 total votes
65%
Color-coded
35%
Notched
Which probe material do you prefer?
434 total votes
77%
Metal
23%
Plastic
Do you used a curved furcation probe?
433 total votes
24%
Yes
76%
No
Which manual probe numbering do you prefer?
433 total votes
20%
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
9%
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15
12%
3, 5, 8, 10
57%
3, 6, 9, 12
1%
3, 6, 8

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