Townie® Poll

Periodontics

Poll conducted from 3/5/2007 To 3/23/2007

Do you have an established perio program in your practice?
209 total votes
77%
a. Yes
23%
b. No
When treating periodontal disease do you:
180 total votes
0%
a. Treat one sextant at a time
12%
b. Treat one quadrant at a time
32%
c. Treat two quadrants at a time
3%
d. Treat the full-mouth at one time
51%
e. A variety of the first four choices
3%
f. Something else
Using your answer above, how much time is scheduled for each periodontal treatment appointment?
176 total votes
51%
a. 60 minutes
7%
b. 75 minutes
28%
c. 90 minutes
11%
d. 120 minutes
3%
e. More than 120 minutes
Who diagnoses periodontal disease in your practice setting?
178 total votes
16%
a. DDS/DMD
15%
b. RDH
69%
c. Both dentist and hygienist
Have you ever treated a patient with rapidly advancing periodontal disease?
179 total votes
6%
a. Yes, just one case
54%
b. Yes, more than one case
30%
c. No
11%
d. Not sure
Have you taken advanced clinical courses after graduating from hygiene school?
176 total votes
52%
a. Yes, and they improved my patient care
6%
b. Yes, and they were not helpful
7%
c. No, not interested
35%
d. Not yet, but I am interested in taking a clinical course
In your current work setting, is the periodontal treatment philosophy:
178 total votes
49%
a. Shared and developed by both the dentist and hygienist
12%
b. Decided by the dentist and delegated to the hygienist
32%
c. Developed by the hygienist and supported by the dentist
6%
d. Something else
Does your dentist prescribe systemic antibiotics for perio patients?
178 total votes
10%
a. Yes
49%
b. No
42%
c. Sometimes
Does your dentist prescribe sub-antimicrobial-dosed doxycycline (Periostat)?
178 total votes
15%
a. Yes
52%
b. No
33%
c. Sometimes
Do you use Arestin?
177 total votes
44%
a. Yes
40%
b. No
16%
c. Sometimes
Do you use PerioChip?
177 total votes
7%
a. Yes
86%
b. No
7%
c. Sometimes
Do you use Atridox?
175 total votes
6%
a. Yes
89%
b. No
5%
c. Sometimes
Have you ever used Actisite?
178 total votes
24%
a. Yes
68%
b. No
8%
Not sure what it is
Perio Protect is a custom-fitted tray system for treating periodontal disease. How has this affected your office?
177 total votes
1%
a. We use the Perio Protect tray system in our office.
0%
b. We have attended the training program and are considering it.
1%
c. We are scheduled to attend a training session.
18%
d. We need more information on the Perio Protect tray system.
81%
e. I’ve never heard of the Perio Protect tray system.
Do you recommend specific mouthrinses and toothpaste for your perio patients?
176 total votes
66%
a. Yes
3%
b. No
31%
c. Sometimes
Do you recommend nutritional supplements for your perio patients?
177 total votes
19%
a. Yes
54%
b. No
27%
c. Sometimes
What is your profession?
178 total votes
97%
a. RDH
1%
b. DDS/DMD
2%
c. Student
1%
d. Team Member
If you are an RDH, how many years of experience do you have?
175 total votes
23%
a. One-five years
22%
b. Six-10 years
12%
c. 11-15 years
6%
d. 16-20 years
26%
e. 21-30 years
11%
f. More than 30 years

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