Townie® Poll

Magnification

Poll conducted from 9/19/2008 To 10/16/2008

Do you use magnification/loupes in your clinic?
88 total votes
34%
a. Yes
66%
b. No
When did you begin using magnification?
55 total votes
11%
a. Within the past year
16%
b. One to three years ago
7%
c. Three to five years ago
16%
d. Over five years ago
49%
e. I am still considering magnification
How does magnification assist you?
60 total votes
13%
a. Bonding brackets
17%
b. Bracket placement
15%
c. De-bonding brackets
2%
d. Manipulating SL brackets
53%
e. I don't use magnification
Who uses magnification in your office?
60 total votes
42%
a. Doctor only
0%
b. Staff only
7%
c. Doctor and Staff
52%
d. Our office does not use magnification
Is magnification in your clinic mandatory?
57 total votes
7%
a. Yes
74%
b. No
19%
c. Optional
How has magnification impacted your practice?
60 total votes
18%
a. Improves treatment
5%
b. Eliminates errors
18%
c. Makes work easier on operator
5%
d. Inconvenient but worth it
53%
e. Don't use it
Why did you decide to use magnification?
60 total votes
10%
a. Failing eyesight
20%
b. Recommended by colleague
13%
c. Learned about it at a meeting
57%
d. I don't use magnification
What magnification system do you use?
59 total votes
0%
a. PeriOptix
0%
b. Carl Zeiss
14%
c. Designs for Vision
22%
d. Orascoptic
0%
e. SheerVision
10%
f. Other
54%
g. I don't use magnification
Why do you continue to use magnification?
32 total votes
31%
a. Has improved appliance placement
9%
b. Has improved appliance removal
3%
c. Has eliminated bracket changes
0%
d. Impresses parents/patients as being high-tech
13%
e. Has eliminated stress and fatigue
44%
f. All of the above
If you do not use magnification or are considering eliminating it, what is the reason why?
30 total votes
13%
a. Too expensive
33%
b. Hasn't proved to be effective
3%
c. Staff objects
50%
d. Inconvenient and obnoxious

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