Townie® Poll

Continuing Education

Poll conducted from 6/20/2006 To 7/20/2006

What is most important to you when deciding on a CE course?
291 total votes
75%
Subject matter
2%
Speaker
6%
CE credits
10%
Location
7%
Price
When taking CE courses, how often do you claim the credit?
259 total votes
84%
Always
14%
Sometimes
3%
Never
In which area of the United States do you reside?
258 total votes
12%
East
14%
West
22%
Midwest
7%
Northwest
16%
Northeast
12%
Southeast
11%
Southwest
7%
Outside the US
What is the average cost of a full day of CE in your area?
254 total votes
7%
$51-75
23%
$76-99
31%
$100-120
23%
$121-149
16%
Over $150
How do your prefer to learn about new products?
255 total votes
25%
CE course
14%
Exhibits at a large meeting
14%
Sales rep visiting the office
13%
Promotional material received in the mail
18%
Magazine articles
4%
Magazine advertisements
0%
Manufacturer’s Web site
11%
Non Manufacturer’s Web Sites ( ex. ADHA, Hygienetown)
Where do you currently earn most of your CE credits?
253 total votes
39%
Local meetings
18%
State meetings
10%
Regional meetings
9%
National meetings
11%
Schools or universities
4%
Journal CE courses
9%
Online courses
Do you prefer courses that are:
253 total votes
68%
Heavy on science, light on entertainment
32%
Heavy on entertainment, light on science
Do you prefer courses that have:
255 total votes
67%
Limited audience participation
33%
Unlimited audience participation
If you are a hygienist, who pays for the majority of your CE?
248 total votes
46%
I pay for it
26%
My employer pays for it
29%
Combination of myself and my employer pay for it
If you are a hygienist, are you paid by your employer when you attend a CE program on a usual work day?
246 total votes
27%
Yes
73%
No
What topic was the best CE course you attended in the past year?
248 total votes
7%
Anesthesiology
2%
Radiology
8%
Team-building and/or communication skills
18%
Other
2%
Caries prevention
3%
Cosmetics
5%
Ergonomics
4%
Infection control
5%
Instrumentation
8%
New products
8%
Pathology
31%
Periodontics
What is your first choice topic for CE?
249 total votes
6%
Anesthesiology
1%
Radiology
8%
Team-building and/or communication skills
7%
Other
3%
Caries prevention
2%
Cosmetics
3%
Ergonomics
2%
Infection control
5%
Instrumentation
12%
New products
8%
Pathology
44%
Periodontics

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