Townie® Poll

Anesthesia

Poll conducted from 2/4/2009 To 3/3/2009

Are you licensed to provide local anesthesia?
697 total votes
63%
a. Yes
37%
b. No
Do you use a topical anesthetic in place of injections for instrumentation?
492 total votes
60%
a. Yes
40%
b. No
How often do you provide local anesthesia in your practice?
496 total votes
19%
a. Daily
39%
b. Weekly
26%
c. Only rarely
16%
d. Never
Do you routinely provide anesthesia for the doctor’s patients
494 total votes
21%
a. Yes
79%
b. No
What factor is most important when purchasing anesthetic products?
467 total votes
2%
a. Price
41%
b. Reliable brand
57%
c. What the office traditionally uses
What do you do when a new anesthetic product enters the market?
460 total votes
1%
a. Order the product
42%
b. Request samples
15%
c. Wait for a sales rep to call or visit
42%
d. Take no action
Which brand of anesthetic do you use?
0 total votes
Which type of syringe do you use primarily?
404 total votes
85%
a. Aspirating syringe with harpoon
15%
b. Self-aspirating syringe
Do you take pre-injection blood pressure?
429 total votes
26%
a. Always
14%
b. Most of the time, but not always
22%
c. It's not the office policy, but I do occasionally
38%
d. It's not the office policy
What type of topical anesthetic do you use prior to injections?
0 total votes
Do you routinely use nitrous oxide?
493 total votes
20%
a. Yes
80%
b. No

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