Townie® Poll

Lasers

Poll conducted from 2/16/2010 To 3/12/2010

Do you use a diode laser in your orthodontic practice?
95 total votes
39%
a. Yes
61%
b. No
What training did you take for using lasers?
69 total votes
13%
a. Company-sponsored training
10%
b. Online training
6%
c. Academy of Laser Dentistry
4%
d. Experienced colleague trained me
52%
e. I do not use a laser
14%
f. Other
How many lasers do you have in your office?
69 total votes
41%
a. One
3%
b. Two
0%
c. Three
0%
d. More than three
57%
e. I do not own a laser
With the price dropping for soft-tissue lasers, how soon would you consider purchasing one?
68 total votes
3%
a. Three months
6%
b. Six months
15%
c. 12 months
31%
d. I already own a soft-tissue laser
25%
e. Sometime in the future
21%
f. I don't plan on buying a laser
What features are most important in a laser?
60 total votes
67%
a. Ease of use
25%
b. Price
2%
c. Ergonomics
5%
d. Advanced features
2%
e. Speed
What feature would influence you into buying a soft-tissue laser the most?
65 total votes
3%
a. Speed
2%
b. Size
51%
c. Price
35%
d. Ease of use
9%
e. Increased functionality
At what price would you consider purchasing a soft-tissue laser?
61 total votes
36%
a. $1,000
25%
b. $2,500
15%
c. $3,500
15%
d. $5,000
10%
e. $7,500
0%
f. $10,000
What feature would influence you into buying a hard-tissue laser the most?
64 total votes
2%
a. Speed
2%
b. Size
8%
c. Price
5%
d. Ease of use
3%
e. Increased functionality
81%
f. I don't plan on buying a hard-tissue laser
At what price would you consider purchasing a hard-tissue laser?
34 total votes
76%
a. $5,000
15%
b. $10,000
9%
c. $15,000
0%
d. $25,000
0%
e. $35,000
0%
f. $50,000
What do you think laser manufacturers could do to educate better?
61 total votes
7%
a. Provide laser articles
44%
b. Hands-on courses
26%
c. Online courses
3%
d. Increase awareness marketing
15%
e. DVD courses
5%
f. Laser forums

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