Townie® Poll

Remineralization

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

Do you check salivary flow and pH?
470 total votes
7%
a. Yes
93%
b. No
Do you have a remineralization protocol in your practice?
382 total votes
47%
a. Yes
53%
b. No
Who decides the remineralization protocol for your practice?
381 total votes
6%
a. Dentist
12%
b. Hygienist
37%
c. Dentist and hygienist together
5%
d. We're working on a protocol
39%
e. We don't have a protocol
Do you use a light or laser demineralization detection tool?
378 total votes
18%
a. Yes
82%
b. No
What in-office fluoride treatment do you use?
386 total votes
38%
a. Tray-based fluoride foam or gel
54%
b. Fluoride varnish
3%
c. Other
2%
d. Do not provide in-office fluoride treatments
3%
e. Fluoride rinse
How many of your adult patients receive a routine in-office fluoride treatment?
384 total votes
13%
a. 76 to 100 percent
10%
b. 51 to 75 percent
12%
c. 26 to 50 percent
48%
d. One to 25 percent
16%
e. None
How many of your pediatric patients receive a routine in-office fluoride treatment?
382 total votes
84%
a. 76 to 100 percent
4%
b. 51 to 75 percent
2%
c. 26 to 50 percent
5%
d. One to 25 percent
4%
e. None
What is your first choice for at home remineralization?
379 total votes
9%
a. Fluoride toothpaste
40%
b. A 5,000ppm fluoride paste/gel
9%
c. A 5,000ppm fluoride plus tri-calcium phosphate
12%
d. Fluoride rinse
16%
e. Amorphous calcium phosphate (ACP) containing products
0%
f. CaviStat containing products
1%
g. NovaMin containing products
12%
h. Recaldent containing products
Do you provide a pretreatment polish with remineralizing paste?
381 total votes
19%
a. Yes
81%
b. No
Does your current practice philosophy include sealants?
381 total votes
89%
a. Yes
11%
b. No
What type of sealants do you use?
344 total votes
67%
a. Filled
19%
b. Unfilled
15%
c. Not applying sealants
Does your office provide preventive resin restoration instead of sealants?
383 total votes
14%
a. Yes
45%
b. No
42%
c. Sometimes

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