Townie® Poll

Caries

Poll conducted from 9/4/2009 To 10/2/2009

Do you check for caries?
560 total votes
96%
a. Yes
4%
b. No
Does your employer expect you to check for caries?
471 total votes
80%
a. Yes
20%
b. No
What do you use to detect caries risk?
473 total votes
14%
a. Diagnodent
1%
b. Inspektor Pro
0%
c. Neks D-Carie
0%
d. CariFree
12%
e. Air and light
67%
f. Sharp explorer
6%
g. Other
Do you review the radiographs for caries activity?
476 total votes
95%
a. Yes
5%
b. No
Have you noticed an increase in caries due to fizzy drink consumption?
460 total votes
72%
a. Yes
28%
b. No
Have you noticed an increase in caries due to sour acid candy consumption?
463 total votes
56%
a. Yes
44%
b. No
Have you noticed a change in enamel luster in those eating sour acid candies?
455 total votes
49%
a. Yes
51%
b. No
Does your practice follow the CAMBRA protocol for caries risk assessment?
474 total votes
14%
a. Yes
38%
b. No
48%
c. I don't know what CAMBRA is
What is the estimated percentage of patients in your practice that are caries-free (have never had caries or a filling)?
470 total votes
67%
a. Less than 10 percent
27%
b. 10 - 25 percent
4%
c. 26 - 33 percent
1%
d. 34- 40 percent
0%
e. More than 40 percent
Does your employer use air abrasion to removal caries tooth structure?
468 total votes
17%
a. Yes
83%
b. No
Does your office still use amalgam?
471 total votes
51%
a. Yes
49%
b. No
Does your office provide preventive resin restoration instead of sealants?
470 total votes
19%
a. Yes
37%
b. No
44%
c. Sometimes
Does your practice offer remineralization therapy to reverse early signs of caries?
473 total votes
75%
a. Yes
25%
b. No
What do you typically recommend for remineralization?
0 total votes

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