Townie® Poll

Minimally Invasive Dentistry

Poll conducted from 1/14/2008 To 2/15/2008

Do you have a remineralization protocol in your practice?
283 total votes
49%
a. Yes
51%
b. No
Who decides the remineralization protocol for your practice?
245 total votes
12%
a. Dentist
13%
b. Hygienist
41%
c. Dentist and hygienist together
2%
d. Currently working on a protocol
31%
e. Do not have a protocol
What do you use to detect caries risk?
245 total votes
23%
a. DIAGNOdent
0%
b. Inspektor Pro
0%
c. Neks D-Carie
0%
d. CariFree
13%
e. Air and light
57%
f. Sharp explorer
6%
g. Other
What do you typically recommend for white spot lesions?
246 total votes
16%
a. In-office fluoride varnish
4%
b. In-office fluoride gel or rinse
43%
c. Professionally dispensed home-use 5,000 ppm fluoride paste or rinse
16%
d. Professionally dispensed home-use calcium phosphate treatment
8%
e. Over-the-counter fluoride rinse
4%
f. Oral hygiene instructions
9%
g. "Watch" the site
What in-office fluoride treatment do you use?
246 total votes
38%
a. Tray-based fluoride foam or gel
46%
b. Fluoride varnish
10%
c. Fluoride rinse
4%
d. Other
3%
e. Do not provide in-office fluoride treatments
How many of your adult patients receive a routine in-office fluoride treatment?
245 total votes
14%
a. 76-100 percent
8%
b. 51-75 percent
13%
c. 26-50 percent
48%
d. 1-25 percent
17%
e. None
How many of your pediatric patients receive a routine in-office fluoride treatment?
242 total votes
86%
a. 76-100 percent
7%
b. 51-75 percent
2%
c. 26-50 percent
3%
d. 1-25 percent
3%
e. None
What is your first choice for at-home remineralization of white spots?
243 total votes
5%
a. Fluoride toothpaste
49%
b. 5,000 ppm fluoride paste/gel
13%
c. Fluoride rinse
33%
d. Calcium phosphate containing products
Do you provide a pretreatment polish with remineralizing paste?
244 total votes
21%
a. Yes
59%
b. No
20%
c. Sometimes
Does your current practice philosophy include sealants?
245 total votes
91%
a. Yes
9%
b. No
What type of sealants do you use?
232 total votes
67%
a. Filled
19%
b. Unfilled
14%
c. Not applying sealants
Does your office provide preventive resin restoration instead of sealants?
241 total votes
16%
a. Yes
44%
b. No
41%
c. Sometimes

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