Townie® Poll

Lasers

Poll conducted from 2/2/2009 To 3/20/2009

Do you use a diode laser in your orthodontic practice?
68 total votes
31%
a. Yes
69%
b. No
How long have you used a laser ?
34 total votes
3%
a. Zero to six Months
12%
b. Six to 12 Months
15%
c. One to two years
26%
d. More than two years
44%
e. Still considering a laser
What kind of laser training did you take?
20 total votes
15%
a. The training that came with the laser
15%
b. On-line training
5%
c. Trained by a colleague
65%
d. Attended a training seminar
What is the most frequent use of the laser in your office?
19 total votes
63%
a. Uncover cuspids
0%
b. Uncover second molars
37%
c. Aesthetic gingival recontouring
What are other uses of laser in your office?
17 total votes
41%
a. Swollen interproximal tissue
47%
b. Access for bonding premolars
12%
c. Access for placing TADs
What did you pay for your laser?
20 total votes
10%
a. Less than $5,000
60%
b. $5,000 - $10,000
30%
c. $11,000 - $16,000
0%
d. More than $16,000
How do you charge for laser treatment?
19 total votes
11%
a. ADA fee schedule
32%
b. Our own fee schedule
58%
c. We don't charge for laser treatment
How do you prepare tissue for laser treatment?
18 total votes
22%
a. Injection
78%
b. Topical
What kind of consent do you use for laser treatment?
19 total votes
21%
a. Special consent form for laser
37%
b. Included in our initial documents
42%
c. Don't use consent for laser treatment
What did you do before using laser treatment?
20 total votes
20%
a. Waited on teeth to erupt
35%
b. Referred to Oral Surgeon for treatment
45%
c. Referred to Periodontist for treatment
If you upgraded your existing laser, what would it be?
17 total votes
24%
a. Newer model of same company
0%
b. Different company
0%
c. Wireless cabinet model
76%
d. Wireless pen model
What laser training programs have you attended?
12 total votes
58%
a. Academy of Laser Dentistry
17%
b. Advanced Laser Training
0%
c. College of Clinical Laser Dentistry
0%
d. Lares Research
25%
e. Laser Dentistry Training
0%
f. World Clinical Laser Institute

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