Townie® Poll

Which do you prefer?

Poll conducted from 3/21/2005 To 4/21/2005

Which do you prefer?
611 total votes
40%
Graceys
60%
Universals
Which do you use more?
544 total votes
50%
Curettes
50%
Scalers
How many instruments do you have in a typical set-up?
555 total votes
18%
Less than five
64%
Five to seven
16%
Eight to ten
2%
More than ten
Do you use periodontal files?
554 total votes
25%
Yes
22%
No, I don’t like them
53%
Never tried them
Do you use “mini” curette designs?
546 total votes
50%
Yes
33%
No
17%
Never tried them
Do you use the “after-five” curette designs?
545 total votes
57%
Yes
30%
No
13%
Never tried them
Do you use diamond-coated instruments?
551 total votes
15%
Yes
37%
No
48%
Never tried them
Do you use “spoon excavator” type instruments?
549 total votes
16%
Yes
46%
No
38%
Never tried them
Do you use magnification during instrumentation?
552 total votes
35%
Yes
65%
No
Do you use an additional light source during instrumentation?
550 total votes
12%
Yes
88%
No
Were you taught “wrist rocking” in school?
548 total votes
4%
Yes and it led to carpel tunnel problems
39%
Yes and I still do wrist rock
29%
Yes and I don’t follow that approach
29%
No, it was never taught at my school
Do you sharpen instruments chairside?
552 total votes
50%
Yes
50%
No
How do you sharpen?
547 total votes
44%
Arkansas stone
30%
Ceramic stone
12%
Sharpening guide
14%
Sharpening machine
Do you use magnification during instrument sharpening?
552 total votes
23%
Yes
77%
No
Do you use re-tipped instruments?
554 total votes
12%
Yes, most of my instruments are re-tipped
21%
Yes, some of my instruments are re-tipped
21%
Tried re-tipping and don’t like them
46%
Never tried re-tipping

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