Townie® Poll

Power Scalers

Poll conducted from 1/7/2011 To 2/4/2011

Which do you use more?
499 total votes
39%
a. Power scalers
61%
b. Hand instruments
Have you ever purchased your own power scaler?
464 total votes
18%
a. Yes
82%
b. No
Do you use high volume evacuation when power scaling?
465 total votes
11%
a. Always
62%
b. Never
26%
c. Sometimes
Do you use an antimicrobial in the power scaler lavage?
463 total votes
8%
a. Always
68%
b. Never
24%
c. Sometimes
Do you use metal power scaler tips on implants?
461 total votes
10%
a. Yes
90%
b. No
Which type of power scaler do you prefer?
462 total votes
6%
a. Sonic scaler (e.g. Star Titan, KaVo SONICFlex)
73%
b. Magnetostrictive ultrasonic (e.g. Cavitron, Parkell, USI)
21%
c. Piezoelectric ultrasonic (e.g. Satalec, EMS, Vista, ProDentec Pro-Select)
How often do you replace power scaler tips/inserts?
456 total votes
2%
a. Every three months or less
16%
b. Every four to six months
45%
c. Every seven to 12 months
37%
d. When they break
Who decides power scaler purchases for your office?
463 total votes
32%
a. Hygienist
21%
b. Dentist
39%
c. Hygienist and dentist
9%
d. Purchasing/supply manager
If you could purchase any power scaler you wanted, which would it be?
0 total votes
How long have you been in practice?
454 total votes
22%
a. Less than five years
24%
b. More than 10 years
22%
c. More than 20 years
26%
d. More than 30 years
6%
e. More than 40 years

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