Townie® Poll

Oral Pathology

Poll conducted from 5/28/2009 To 7/2/2009

Do you teach your patients how to do an oral cancer self-exam?
386 total votes
19%
a. Yes
81%
b. No
What is your oral cancer screening examination?
332 total votes
12%
a. Visual evaluation only
5%
b. Visual and palpation
67%
c. Visual, palpation and tongue examination using gauze
16%
d. Done only by the doctor
How often do you perform a full head and neck exam?
332 total votes
41%
a. For every patient
7%
b. Only for new patients
14%
c. Once a year for all patients
19%
d. Only occasionally
19%
e. Never
What area do you most often find lesions?
328 total votes
52%
a. Buccal mucosa
8%
b. Palate
11%
c. Floor of the mouth
25%
d. Tongue
4%
e. Other
During my career as a dental hygienist, how many cases of oral cancer have you brought to the dentist's attention?
330 total votes
43%
a. None
20%
b. One
22%
c. Two to three
9%
d. Four to six
6%
e. More than six
How often do you take and record blood pressure on your patients?
332 total votes
28%
a. Some of my patients
24%
b. All of my patients
37%
c. None of my patients
6%
d. Only those requesting it
5%
e. Only those receiving local anesthesia
How often do you take and record pulse rates on your patients?
329 total votes
18%
a. Some of my patients
18%
b. All of my patients
57%
c. None of my patients
3%
d. Only those requesting it
4%
e. Only those receiving local anesthesia
Do you use an established smoking cessation program?
332 total votes
23%
a. Yes
77%
b. No
How long have been an RDH?
332 total votes
24%
a. One to five years
10%
b. Six to 10 years
13%
c. 11 to 15 years
53%
d. More than 16 years

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