Townie® Poll

Dental Caries

Poll conducted from 12/18/2013 To 1/31/2014

Does your employer expect you to check for caries?
260 total votes
79%
Yes
21%
No
What do you use to detect caries risk?
155 total votes
14%
Diagnodent
0%
Inspektor Pro
0%
Neks D-Carie
1%
CariFree
17%
Air and light
59%
Sharp explorer
10%
Other
Do you review the radiographs for caries activity?
156 total votes
97%
Yes
3%
No
Have you noticed an increase in caries due to fizzy drink consumption?
154 total votes
81%
Yes
19%
No
Have you noticed an increase in caries due to sour acid candy consumption?
151 total votes
60%
Yes
40%
No
Have you noticed a change in enamel luster in those eating sour acid candies?
151 total votes
58%
Yes
42%
No
Does your practice follow the CAMBRA protocol for caries risk assessment?
154 total votes
31%
Yes
43%
No
26%
Don't know what CAMBRA is
Just guessing, what percentage of patients in your practice are caries free (have never had caries or a filling)?
154 total votes
73%
Less than 10%
19%
10 - 25%
6%
26 - 33%
1%
34- 40%
0%
More than 40%
Does your office still use amalgam?
154 total votes
40%
Yes
60%
No
Does your office provide preventive resin restoration instead of sealants?
156 total votes
21%
Yes
26%
No
53%
Sometimes
Does your practice offer remineralization therapy to reverse early signs of caries?
156 total votes
79%
Yes
21%
No

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