Townie® Poll

Oral Systemic Link

Poll conducted from 10/28/2011 To 11/25/2011

Do patients ask you about the link between perio disease and heart disease?
333 total votes
48%
a. Yes
52%
b. No
Do patients ask you about the link between perio disease and diabetes?
307 total votes
39%
a. Yes
61%
b. No
If you suspect a patient might have undiagnosed diabetes, do you:
306 total votes
88%
a. Tell the patient and suggest they see their physician
1%
b. Note it in the chart, but don't discuss it with the patient
11%
c. Don't tell the patient, but bring it to the attention of the dentist
Do patients ask you about the link between perio disease and cancer?
309 total votes
8%
a. Yes
92%
b. No
Do patients ask you about the link between perio disease and arthritis?
309 total votes
8%
a. Yes
92%
b. No
Do patients ask you about the link between perio disease and pregnancy?
314 total votes
42%
a. Yes
58%
b. No
When treating a pregnant woman with periodontitis, do you:
312 total votes
3%
a. Suggest more frequent hygiene visits
13%
b. Discuss the link between periodontitis and pregnancy
82%
c. Both of the above
2%
d. None of the above
Does your practice recommend blood tests?
310 total votes
20%
a. Yes
80%
b. No
Dentistry now has a professional organization focused on oral systemic health, the American Academy of Oral Systemic Health. Have you heard of this organization?
314 total votes
72%
a. I’ve never heard of this organization
21%
b. I have heard of this group, but am not a member
7%
c. I am a member of AAOSH
Who is your favorite speaker on the oral systemic link?
0 total votes

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