Townie® Poll

I teach my patients to do a self-exam for oral cancer

Poll conducted from 6/21/2005 To 7/21/2005

I teach my patients to do a self-exam for oral cancer
449 total votes
25%
Yes
75%
No
My oral cancer screening examination is:
373 total votes
15%
Visual evaluation only
9%
Visual and palpation
63%
Visual, palpation and tongue examination using gauze
5%
Visual, palpation, tongue examination using gauze and ViziLite
8%
Done only by the doctor
I perform a full head and neck exam:
368 total votes
39%
For every patient
6%
Only for new patients
13%
Once a year for all patients
24%
Only occasionally
19%
Never
The area where I most often find lesions is the:
359 total votes
50%
Buccal mucosa
6%
Palate
10%
Floor of the mouth
29%
Tongue
5%
Other
During my career as a dental hygienist, I’ve brought to the dentist’s attention _____ cases of oral cancer:
368 total votes
33%
0
22%
1
23%
2-3
13%
4-5
4%
6-7
1%
8-10
4%
11 or more
In my practice, the doctor does _____ biopsies every month (please include those referred to a specialist):
367 total votes
35%
0
49%
1-2
12%
3-4
4%
5-6
1%
7-9
0%
10+
Our practice uses the following biopsy method most often:
347 total votes
19%
Brush biopsy
10%
Surgical biopsy
63%
Biopsies are referred to an oral surgeon
3%
Biopsies are referred to a periodontist
5%
Other
I take and record blood pressure on:
364 total votes
13%
Only those requesting it
9%
Only those receiving local anesthesia
31%
All of my patients
47%
None of my patients
I take and record pulse rate on:
368 total votes
13%
Some of my patients
23%
All of my patients
64%
None of my patients
My current status is:
370 total votes
95%
RDH
0%
Hygiene Assistant
2%
Doctor
2%
Student
1%
Other

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