Townie® Poll

Do you use power scalers exclusively?

Poll conducted from 7/21/2005 To 8/18/2005

Do you use power scalers exclusively?
539 total votes
13%
Yes
87%
No
Which do you use more?
486 total votes
37%
Power scalers
63%
Hand instruments
Which type of power scaler do you prefer?
492 total votes
9%
Sonic scaler (Ex. Star Titan, KaVo SONICFlex)
70%
Magnetostrictive ultrasonic (Ex. Cavitron, Parkell)
21%
Piezoelectric ultrasonic (Ex. Satalec, ProDentec Pro-Select)
Which type of power scaler do you currently use most?
490 total votes
11%
Sonic scaler
73%
Magnetostrictive ultrasonic
16%
Piezoelectric ultrasonic
How many tips/inserts do you have per power scaler?
489 total votes
25%
3 or less tips/inserts
23%
4 tips/inserts
14%
5 tips/inserts
39%
6 or more tips/inserts
How often do you replace power scaler tips/inserts?
486 total votes
2%
3 months
15%
6 months
35%
12 months
21%
Several years
27%
When they break
How many types of power scalers do you have available in your workplace?
492 total votes
53%
1 type
33%
2 types
14%
3 types
Who decides which type of power scaler would be purchased for your office?
487 total votes
34%
RDH
17%
DDS/DMD
44%
RDH & DDS/DMD
2%
Office manager
2%
Purchasing/supply manager
Do you use sonic scaler plastic prophy tips for instrumentation of implants, veneers, and sensitive root areas?
486 total votes
13%
Yes
87%
No
How many power scalers are available in your current work place?
489 total votes
13%
1 scaler
37%
2 scalers
21%
3 scalers
11%
4 scalers
4%
5 scalers
13%
6 or more scalers
Have you ever purchased your own power scaler?
492 total votes
12%
Yes
88%
No
How many years have you been using power scalers?
491 total votes
21%
1-3 years
23%
4-7 years
13%
8-10 years
11%
11-15 years
32%
16+ years

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