Townie® Poll

Perio Therapy

Poll conducted from 3/14/2008 To 4/29/2008

Do you have an established perio program in your practice?
566 total votes
77%
a. Yes
23%
b. No
How do you treat periodontal disease?
494 total votes
8%
a. Treat one quadrant at a time
27%
b. Treat two quadrants at a time
5%
c. Full-mouth at one time
60%
d. A variety of the first three choices
How much time to you usually schedule for each scaling and root planing appointment?
492 total votes
47%
a. 60 minutes
8%
b. 75 minutes
29%
c. 90 minutes
12%
d. 120 minutes
3%
e. More than 120 minutes
Who diagnoses periodontal disease in your practice setting?
491 total votes
10%
a. Dentist
22%
b. Hygienist
68%
c. Both dentist and hygienist together
Have you ever treated a patient with rapidly advancing periodontal disease?
490 total votes
9%
a. Yes, just one case
55%
b. Yes, more than one case
24%
c. No
11%
d. Not sure
Have you taken advanced clinical courses after graduating from Dental Hygiene?
490 total votes
57%
a. Yes, and it improved my patient care.
7%
b. Yes, and it was not helpful.
4%
c. No, not interested.
33%
d. No, not yet but I am interested in taking a clinical course.
In your current work setting, what is the periodontal treatment philosophy?
491 total votes
47%
a. Shared and developed by both the dentist and hygienist.
10%
b. Decided by the dentist and delegated to the hygienist.
37%
c. Developed by the hygienist and supported by the dentist.
6%
d. Something else
Does your dentist prescribe systemic antibiotics for perio patients?
492 total votes
15%
a. Yes
48%
b. No
38%
c. Sometimes
Does your dentist prescribe sub-antimrcorbial dose doxycycline?
492 total votes
21%
a. Yes
56%
b. No
23%
c. Sometimes
Do you use Arestin?
492 total votes
51%
a. Yes
35%
b. No
13%
c. Sometimes
Do you use PerioChip?
489 total votes
6%
a. Yes
87%
b. No
7%
c. Sometimes
Do you use Atridox?
484 total votes
3%
a. Yes
92%
b. No
5%
c. Sometimes
Have you ever used Actisite?
493 total votes
22%
a. Yes
72%
b. No
6%
c. Not sure what it is
Perio Protect is a custom fitted tray system for treating periodontal disease. Do you use Perio Protect?
477 total votes
2%
a. We use the Perio Protect tray system in our office.
1%
b. We have attended the training program and are considering it.
1%
c. We are scheduled to attend a training session.
37%
d. We need more information on the Perio Protect tray system.
58%
e. I've never heard of the Perio Protect tray system.
Do you recommend specific mouthrinses and toothpaste for your perio patients?
488 total votes
74%
a. Yes
3%
b. No
23%
c. Sometimes
Do you recommend nutritional supplements for your perio patients?
493 total votes
16%
a. Yes
53%
b. No
31%
c. Sometimes
What is your profession?
492 total votes
97%
a. RDH
1%
b. DDS/DMD
0%
c. Student
1%
d. Team Member
If you are an RDH, how many years of experience do you have?
484 total votes
24%
a. 1-5 years
14%
b. 6-10 years
12%
c. 11-15 years
12%
d. 16-20 years
20%
e. 21-30 years
18%
f. More than 30 years

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