Townie® Poll

Power Scalers

Poll conducted from 12/20/2005 To 1/18/2006

Have you ever purchased your own power scaler?
521 total votes
18%
Yes
82%
No
How long have you been in practice?
453 total votes
26%
Less than 5 years
15%
5–9 years
22%
10–19 years
37%
More than 20 years
How many years have you been using power scalers?
451 total votes
27%
Less than 5 years
19%
5–9 years
25%
10–19 years
29%
More than 20 years
Do you use power scalers exclusively?
449 total votes
10%
Yes
90%
No
Which do you use more?
446 total votes
36%
Power scalers
64%
Hand instruments
Which type of power scaler do you prefer?
449 total votes
9%
Sonic scaler (e.g. Star Titan, KaVo SONICFlex) e.g.
73%
Magnetostrictive ultrasonic (e.g. Cavitron, Parkell)
18%
Piezoelectric ultrasonic (e.g. Satalec, ProDentec Pro-Select)
How often do you replace power scaler tips/inserts?
446 total votes
1%
0–3 months
11%
4–6 months
88%
7–12 months
0%
When they break
Who decides which type of power scaler would be purchased for your office?
448 total votes
34%
RDH
66%
DDS
0%
RDH & DDS/DMD
0%
Purchasing/supply manager
Do you use sonic scaler plastic prophy tips for instrumentation of implants, veneers and sensitive root areas?
448 total votes
17%
Yes
48%
No
35%
Unaware of plastic tips
Which power scaler do you prefer?
441 total votes
68%
Dentsply Cavitron
0%
Vista Piezoelectric Model
6%
Other
6%
EMS Piezoelectric Model
1%
KaVo SONICFlex
1%
Odontoson-M
4%
Parkell Magnetostrictive Model
1%
Parkell Piezoelectric Model
6%
ProDentec Pro-Select
2%
Satalec Peizoelectric Model
4%
Star Titan Sonic Scaler

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