Townie® Poll

Oral Cancer

Poll conducted from 2/14/2006 To 3/16/2006

I teach my patients to do an oral cancer self-exam:
502 total votes
26%
Yes
74%
No
My oral cancer screening examination is:
397 total votes
10%
Visual evaluation only
6%
Visual and palpation
72%
Visual, palpation and tongue examination using gauze
4%
Visual, palpation, tongue examination using gauze and ViziLite
8%
Done only by the doctor
I perform a full head and neck exam:
394 total votes
44%
For every patient
4%
Only for new patients
11%
Once a year for all patients
19%
Only occasionally
22%
Never
The area where I most often find lesions is the:
384 total votes
44%
Buccal mucosa
8%
Palate
48%
Floor of the mouth
0%
Tongue
0%
Other
During my career as a dental hygienist, I’ve brought to the dentist’s attention _____ cases of oral cancer.
388 total votes
39%
0
21%
1
25%
2 - 3
6%
4 - 6
9%
6 or more
In my practice, the doctor does _____ biopsies every month.
387 total votes
68%
0
22%
1
7%
2 - 3
1%
4 - 5
2%
6 or more
Our practice uses the following biopsy method most often:
347 total votes
20%
OralCDx
11%
Surgical biopsy
61%
Biopsies are referred to an oral surgeon
1%
Biopsies are referred to a periodontist
7%
Other
I take and record blood pressure on:
391 total votes
31%
Some of my patients
19%
All of my patients
39%
None of my patients
7%
Only those requesting it
4%
Only those receiving local anesthesia
I take and record pulse rate on:
391 total votes
18%
Some of my patients
15%
All of my patients
61%
None of my patients
3%
Only those requesting it
3%
Only those receiving local anesthesia
Do you have a smoking cessation program in your practice?
393 total votes
22%
Yes
78%
No

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