Townie® Poll

Anesthesia

Poll conducted from 1/18/2006 To 2/17/2006

Do you routinely use nitrous oxide?
730 total votes
16%
Yes
84%
No
Do you ever use topical anesthetic in place of injections for instrumentation?
536 total votes
10%
Always, as I’m not anesthesia certified
31%
Sometimes, and I have the DDS anesthetize, as I’m not anesthesia certified
48%
Sometimes, and I am anesthesia certified
12%
Never
If you use a topical anesthetic in place of injections, what do you use?
490 total votes
7%
Liquid
45%
Gel
4%
Cream
3%
Spray
4%
Gel-filled syringe (Ultradent)
37%
Oraqix
Are you licensed to provide local anesthesia?
542 total votes
54%
Yes
15%
No, it is legal in my state, but I’m not yet certified
31%
No, not yet legal in my state
If licensed to do so, how often do you provide local anesthesia in your practice?
375 total votes
19%
Daily
32%
Weekly
27%
Occasionally
21%
Never
Do you routinely provide anesthesia for the doctor’s patients?
415 total votes
25%
Yes
75%
No
What factor is most important when purchasing anesthetic products?
442 total votes
2%
Price
46%
Reliable brand
52%
What the office traditionally uses
When a new anesthetic product enters the market do you:
443 total votes
2%
Order the product
98%
Request samples
0%
Wait for a sales rep to call or visit
0%
Take no action
Which type of syringe do you use primarily?
371 total votes
79%
Aspirating syringe with harpoon
18%
Self-aspirating syringe
4%
Computerized system (The Wand, Comfort Control)
Do you take pre-injection blood pressure?
421 total votes
22%
Always
16%
Most of the time, but not always
24%
It’s not the office policy, but I do occasionally
38%
It’s not the office policy, so I don’t

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