Townie® Poll

Study Models

Poll conducted from 7/14/2008 To 8/15/2008

Do you still use conventional plaster study models?
123 total votes
76%
a. Yes
24%
b. No
How do you use study models?
102 total votes
30%
a. Treatment Planning
2%
b. Consultations
6%
c. Show them to the patient
5%
d. Case presentations at meetings
57%
e. All of the above
How long do you keep plaster models?
102 total votes
1%
a. 12 months
2%
b. 24 months
5%
c. 36 months
6%
d. 60 months
38%
e. Longer than 60 months
48%
f. I never discard plaster models
Have you used electronic/digital models?
105 total votes
48%
a. Yes
52%
b. No
How do you find electronic models?
80 total votes
36%
a. As useful and hand-held plaster models
14%
b. More useful than hand-held plaster models
50%
c. Not as useful as hand-held plaster models
If you use electronic models, are they:
60 total votes
15%
a. Easier to evaluate than hand-held plaster models
40%
b. As easy to evaluate as hand-held plaster models
45%
c. More difficult to evaluate than hand-held plaster models
Are study models still a critical part of your diagnostic records?
104 total votes
72%
a. Yes
28%
b. No
When do you plan to begin using electronic/digital models?
92 total votes
2%
a. Three months
3%
b. Six months
14%
c. When my colleagues recommend them
52%
d. When they are more perfected
28%
e. I already use electronic/digital models

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