Townie® Poll

Polishing

Poll conducted from 1/22/2007 To 2/20/2007

When do you usually polish?
459 total votes
10%
a. Before instrumentation
90%
b. After instrumentation
How much time do you usually spend polishing?
423 total votes
55%
a. Less than 5 minutes
32%
b. 6-7 minutes
11%
c. 8-10 minutes
1%
d. 11-14 minutes
0%
e. 15 minutes or more
Do you use high-volume evacuation when polishing?
422 total votes
6%
a. Yes
88%
b. No
6%
c. Sometimes
Do you use an assistant while polishing?
423 total votes
1%
a. Yes
94%
b. No
5%
c. Sometimes
0%
d.
Besides a rubber cup, do you use a prophy brush?
416 total votes
9%
a. Yes
40%
b. No
50%
c. Sometimes
Besides a rubber cup, do you use a polishing cone or point?
420 total votes
2%
a. Yes
81%
b. No
18%
c. Sometimes
Which polishing paste grit do you use most often?
420 total votes
21%
a. Fine
39%
b. Medium
40%
c. Coarse
When do you use floss in conjunction with polishing?
421 total votes
8%
a. Before polishing
83%
b. After polishing
6%
c. Both before and after polishing
2%
d. Never
Were you taught “selective polishing” in school?
418 total votes
50%
a. Yes
47%
b. No
3%
c. Can’t remember
Do you follow “selective polishing” now?
421 total votes
19%
a. Yes
57%
b. No
24%
c. Sometimes
Do you have access to an air-polisher?
420 total votes
42%
a. Yes
50%
b. No
8%
c. In a previous office
If you have experience with air-polishing, do you prefer it over rubber cup polishing?
349 total votes
17%
a. Yes
54%
b. No
28%
c. Undecided
Are you aware of prophy pastes that claim to remineralize?
420 total votes
80%
a. Yes
20%
b. No
Is remineralization of the teeth during polishing important to you?
420 total votes
35%
a. Very important
35%
b. Important
24%
c. Somewhat important
7%
d. Not important
Are you interested in taking a continuing education course on remineralization technologies?
417 total votes
81%
a. Yes
12%
b. No
8%
c. I’ve already taken a course on this topic
How frequently do you purchase prophy paste?
421 total votes
14%
a. Monthly
22%
b. Every other month
26%
c. Quarterly
38%
d. Not sure
How many boxes does your office purchase at a time?
421 total votes
10%
a. 1 box
44%
b. 2-3 boxes
16%
c. 4-5 boxes
7%
d. 6 or more boxes
24%
e. Not sure

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