Townie® Poll

Dental Sealants

Poll conducted from 3/27/2007 To 4/23/2007

Does your office routinely place dental sealants?
438 total votes
82%
a. Yes
18%
b. No
Which teeth do your office recommend sealing?
391 total votes
54%
a. Molars only
42%
b. Molars and Premolars
4%
c. We don’t recommend sealants
Does your office seal deciduous teeth?
387 total votes
22%
a. Yes
78%
b. No
Who places the sealants in your office?
378 total votes
23%
a. Only RDH
16%
b. Only DDS
61%
c. Either RDH or DDS
What do you use to clean out the grooves prior to sealant placement?
383 total votes
45%
a. Pumice
18%
b. Air-polisher
4%
c. Hydrogen Peroxide
10%
d. Prophy paste
16%
e. Something else
6%
f. Nothing
Does your office check teeth with the DIAGNOdent prior to sealant placement?
386 total votes
17%
a. Yes
32%
b. No
11%
c. Sometimes
40%
d. Our office doesn’t have the DIAGNOdent
What type of sealant does your office use?
370 total votes
77%
a. Traditional etched
15%
b. Self-etched
8%
c. Glass-Ionomer
Which type of sealant does your office prefer?
376 total votes
90%
Opaque
10%
Transparent
Do you check/adjust occlusion after sealant placement?
376 total votes
56%
a. Yes
24%
b. No
20%
c. Sometimes
What does your office charge per tooth to place a sealant?
373 total votes
2%
a. Under $10
8%
b. $11 – 20
26%
c. $21 – 30
41%
d. $31 – 40
17%
e. $41 – 50
6%
f. $51 or higher

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