Townie® Poll

Locally Administered Antibiotic

Poll conducted from 9/26/2005 To 10/21/2005

Do you work for a general practice or specialty?
575 total votes
90%
GP
10%
Specialty
If a general practice, do you perform periodontal examinations as part of a routine check-up?
429 total votes
97%
Yes
3%
No
If a general practice, do you perform periodontal treatment in-house or refer to a specialist?
427 total votes
87%
In-house
13%
Refer
Does your practice currently have a standardized periodontal treatment protocol?
437 total votes
78%
Yes
22%
No
What is the biggest issue preventing patients from accepting periodontal treatment in your practice?
431 total votes
69%
Lack of insurance coverage
8%
Patient Education
5%
Staff Training
19%
Other
What system or systems are you currently using?
439 total votes
54%
Arestin
4%
PerioChip
4%
Atridox
11%
More than one of the above
7%
Something else
20%
No LAA used
Which is your locally administered antibiotic (LAA) product of choice?
437 total votes
67%
Arestin
5%
PerioChip
5%
Atridox
5%
Something else
19%
No LAA used
At what probing depth do you place a LAA?
367 total votes
2%
4 mm probing depth
49%
5 mm probing depth
41%
6 mm probing depth
8%
7 mm + probing depth
Who decides which LAA is used in the office?
373 total votes
32%
RDH
12%
DDS/DMD
55%
RDH and DDS/DMD
0%
Office Manager
0%
Person in charge of ordering
How do you charge for this service?
366 total votes
58%
Per Individual Site
19%
Per Tooth
5%
Per Quadrant
15%
Per Unit Dose
3%
No Additional Charge
Do you have an option available for patients with an antibiotic allergy?
368 total votes
29%
Yes
71%
No
When do you place a LAA?
365 total votes
13%
At the time of initial instrumentation
17%
At maintenance visits
59%
Both of the above
10%
Other
Do you provide subgingival instrumentation prior to placement?
366 total votes
91%
Always
8%
Sometimes
1%
Never

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