Townie® Poll

Business of Dental Hygiene

Poll conducted from 3/21/2006 To 4/18/2006

Do you work:
600 total votes
61%
Full Time
39%
Part Time
Does your hygiene department have an assistant?
463 total votes
67%
No
17%
Yes, a shared assistant with the dentist
9%
Yes, one assistant between two or more RDHs
7%
Yes, a dedicated assistant for the dental hygiene department
Do you make purchasing decisions for DH supplies and equipment?
462 total votes
41%
Always
52%
Sometimes
7%
Never
What percentage of your production is spent on supplies and equipment?
355 total votes
21%
Less than 4%
32%
5%
28%
10%
10%
15%
7%
20%
3%
More than 21%
Do you know the overhead cost for your dental hygiene operatory/department?
456 total votes
8%
Yes
49%
No, but I could figure it out
43%
No, and I don’t know how to figure it out
How are hygiene salaries in your practice calculated?
461 total votes
66%
Hourly rate
13%
Daily rate
8%
Base plus commission
4%
Flat yearly salary
8%
Commission
Does your office participate in a bonus program or profit sharing?
461 total votes
42%
Yes
58%
No
What is your daily production?
446 total votes
11%
Under $799
34%
$800 – 999
43%
$1,000 – 1,499
10%
$1,500 – 1,999
2%
$2,000 or more
What percentage of your production is your salary?
411 total votes
36%
Less than 29%
37%
30-33%
10%
34-35%
6%
36-40%
4%
41-45%
5%
46-50%
1%
51-60%
1%
Over 60%
What is your yearly salary range, based on full-time employment?
437 total votes
10%
Under $40,000
47%
$40,000 to 59,999
32%
$60,000 to 79,999
7%
$80,000 to 89,999
4%
Over $90,000
As a benefit, do you receive Health Insurance?
462 total votes
33%
Yes
67%
No
Vacation?
460 total votes
71%
Yes
29%
No
Holidays?
457 total votes
69%
Yes
31%
No
Continuing education?
458 total votes
66%
Yes
34%
No
Dental care?
457 total votes
87%
Yes
13%
No
Retirement?
457 total votes
47%
Yes
53%
No
ADHA membership?
461 total votes
7%
Yes
93%
No

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