Townie® Poll

Employment Issues

Poll conducted from 11/22/2006 To 12/20/2006

Do you work:
352 total votes
60%
a. Full-time
40%
b. Part-time
Does your hygiene department have an assistant?
262 total votes
73%
a. No
16%
b. Yes, a shared assistant with the dentist
5%
c. Yes, one assistant between two or more RDHs
6%
d. Yes, a dedicated assistant for the DH Dept.
Do you make purchasing decisions for DH supplies?
262 total votes
38%
a. Always
56%
b. Sometimes
6%
c. Never
Do you make purchasing decisions for DH equipment?
260 total votes
27%
a. Always
57%
b. Sometimes
16%
c. Never
What percentage of your production is spent on supplies and equipment?
210 total votes
25%
a. 0 -5%
47%
b. 6 -10%
21%
c. 11- 15%
7%
d. 20% +
Do you know the overhead cost for your dental hygiene operatory/department?
260 total votes
6%
a. Yes
45%
b. No, but I could figure it out
48%
c. No, and I don’t know how to figure it out
How are hygiene salaries in your practice calculated?
262 total votes
67%
a. Hourly rate
17%
b. Daily rate
7%
c. Base plus commission
3%
d. Yearly salary
6%
e. Commission
What is your daily production?
248 total votes
15%
a. Under $800
37%
b. $800 - $999
42%
c. $1,000 - $1,499
6%
d. $1,500 - $1,999
0%
e. $2,000 or more
What percentage of your production is your salary?
211 total votes
63%
a. 30%-33%
11%
b. 34%-35%
15%
c. 36%-40%
5%
d. 41%-45%
4%
e. 46%-50%
0%
f. 51%-60%
1%
g. over 61%
What is your yearly salary range, based on full-time employment?
240 total votes
13%
a. Under $40,000
48%
b. $40,000 to $60,000
28%
c. $60,001 to $80,000
8%
d. $80,001 to $90,000
3%
e. over $90,001
Which benefits do you receive:

Health Insurance

259 total votes
34%
a. Yes
66%
b. No
Vacation
261 total votes
75%
a. Yes
25%
b. No
Holidays
262 total votes
69%
a. Yes
31%
b. No
Continuing Education
255 total votes
71%
a. Yes
29%
b. No
Dental care
258 total votes
90%
a. Yes
10%
b. No
Retirement
259 total votes
52%
a. Yes
48%
b. No
ADHA membership
259 total votes
6%
a. Yes
94%
b. No

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