Townie® Poll

Periodontics

Poll conducted from 9/13/2010 To 10/15/2010

Do you have an established perio program in your practice?
262 total votes
74%
a. Yes
26%
b. No
When treating periodontal disease do you...
231 total votes
32%
a. Treat one quadrant at a time?
61%
b. Treat two quadrants at a time?
6%
c. Treat the full mouth at one time?
How much time do you allow for SRP appointments?
230 total votes
4%
a. 45 minutes
55%
b. 60 minutes
41%
c. 90 minutes
Who diagnoses periodontal disease in your practice?
233 total votes
8%
a. DDS/DMD
23%
b. RDH
69%
c. Both dentist and hygienist together
Have you treated rapidly advancing periodontal disease?
232 total votes
11%
a. Yes, one case
51%
b. Yes, several cases
38%
c. No
Have you taken advanced clinical courses after graduation?
230 total votes
57%
a. Yes, and it improved my patient care
3%
b. Yes, and it was not helpful
7%
c. No, not interested
33%
d. No, not yet and I am interested in taking a clinical course
Is the periodontal treatment philosophy...
228 total votes
48%
a. Shared and developed by both the dentist and hygienist?
12%
b. Decided by the dentist and delegated to the hygienist?
39%
c. Developed by the hygienist and supported by the dentist?
Do you recommend specific mouthrinses and toothpaste for your perio patients?
232 total votes
88%
a. Yes
12%
b. No
Do you recommend nutritional supplements for your perio patients?
230 total votes
33%
a. Yes
67%
b. No
Do you recommend xylitol for your perio patients?
232 total votes
49%
a. Yes
51%
b. No
What is your profession?
233 total votes
97%
a. RDH
2%
b. DDS/DMD
0%
c. Student
1%
d. Team Member
If you are an RDH, how many years of experience do you have?
226 total votes
18%
a. One to five years
10%
b. Six to 10 years
12%
c. 11-15 years
13%
d. 16-20 years
21%
e. 21-30 years
26%
f. More than 30 years

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