Townie® Poll

Are you licensed to provide local anesthesia?

Poll conducted from 1/20/2005 To 2/21/2005

Are you licensed to provide local anesthesia?
881 total votes
47%
Yes
53%
No
How often do you provide local anesthesia in your practice?
361 total votes
34%
Daily
42%
Weekly
24%
Only rarely
0%
Never
Do you routinely provide anesthesia for the doctor’s patients?
376 total votes
32%
Yes
68%
No
What factor is most important when purchasing anesthetic products?
366 total votes
2%
Price
45%
Reliable brand
54%
What the office traditionally uses
When a new anesthetic product enters the market do you:
360 total votes
3%
Order the product
49%
Request samples
15%
Wait for a sales rep to call or visit
34%
Take no action
Which type of syringe do you use primarily?
362 total votes
85%
Aspirating syringe with harpoon
15%
Self-aspirating syringe
Do you take pre-injection blood pressure?
368 total votes
21%
Always
15%
Most of the time, but not always
27%
It’s not the office policy, but I do occasionally
36%
It’s not the office policy
What type of topical anesthetic do you use prior to injections?
369 total votes
4%
Liquid
88%
Gel
6%
Cream
1%
Spray
1%
Individual, pre-coated, cotton-tip applicators
Do you get paid extra for administering local anesthesia?
365 total votes
4%
Yes
96%
No
Do you use topical anesthetic in place of injections for instrumentation?
384 total votes
49%
Yes
51%
No
If you use topical anesthetic in place of injections, which do you use?
228 total votes
12%
Liquid
68%
Gel
4%
Cream
5%
Spray
9%
Pre-filled syringe with topical anesthetic gel
2%
Pre-filled syringe with slow release topical anesthetic liquid/gel plus a thermosetting agent
Do you routinely use nitrous oxide?
394 total votes
30%
Yes
70%
No

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