Townie® Poll

Procedures and Codes

Poll conducted from 4/26/2007 To 5/23/2007

Do you use code 4910?
278 total votes
91%
a. Yes
9%
b. No
Do you alternate 4910 and 1110 codes?
237 total votes
30%
a. Yes
70%
b. No
What percent of your day is spent on periodontal procedures (SRP, Perio Maintenance)?
238 total votes
48%
a. 0 –25%
35%
b. 26 – 50%
8%
c. 51 – 75%
8%
d. 76 – 100%
How often do you use code 4342 for scaling and root planing one-to-three teeth?
231 total votes
5%
a. Daily
24%
b. A few times/week
40%
c. Once a week
32%
d. I do not use this code
How often do you use the 4355 code for debridement prior to diagnosis?
234 total votes
4%
a. Daily
18%
b. A few times/week
38%
c. Once a week
39%
d. I do not use this code
When providing a child prophylaxis including fluoride treatment, which code do you use?
233 total votes
78%
a. 1120 and 1203 billed separately
6%
b. 1201, which includes prophylaxis and fluoride together
16%
c. Not sure
When providing a fluoride treatment code 1203, which product do you use most often?
232 total votes
13%
a. Fluoride varnish
10%
b. Four-minute fluoride gel/foam in trays
61%
c. One-minute fluoride gel/foam in trays
13%
d. Fluoride rinse
3%
e. Other
Do you use the oral hygiene instruction code 1330?
236 total votes
19%
a. Yes
76%
b. No
5%
c. Not sure
How often are full-mouth radiographs taken in your practice?
237 total votes
0%
a. Ever two years
30%
b. Every three years
2%
c. Every four years
42%
d. Every five years
18%
e. When the doctor recommends it
8%
f. Other
Does your hygiene department use a laser for periodontal treatment?
235 total votes
7%
a. Yes
25%
b. No, but we are considering it
46%
c. No, not interested
22%
d. No, not allowed by law in my state
What is your profession?
237 total votes
96%
a. RDH
1%
b. DDS/DMD
1%
c. Student
2%
d. Team Member
My practice setting is:
237 total votes
91%
a. General
4%
b. Periodontal
0%
c. Pediatric
1%
d. Prosthodontic
0%
e. Orthodontic
1%
f. Public health
3%
g. Other
If you are an RDH, how many years of experience do you have?
231 total votes
23%
a. One-five years
21%
b. Six-10 years
13%
c. 11-15 years
12%
d. 16-20 years
20%
e. 21-30 years
12%
f. More than 30 years

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