Townie® Poll

Equipment

Poll conducted from 8/12/2010 To 9/15/2010

Are you gearing up to purchase any "big ticket" items (e.g.: laser or CBCT) within the next year?
43 total votes
26%
a. Yes
74%
b. No
When you're looking to purchase an expensive piece of equipment would you rather...
18 total votes
39%
a. Wait for special low or no interest deals and pay all up front?
61%
b. Purchase when you must have the item and finance it?
How do you compare similar pieces of equipment?
18 total votes
56%
a. Online
6%
b. Magazine features
33%
c. Word of mouth
6%
d. Whatever's cheaper
Do you often purchase warranties on high-ticket items?
17 total votes
59%
a. Yes
41%
b. No
How is 3D imaging impacting your practice?
17 total votes
12%
a. I don't know much about it
47%
b. I don't use 3D imaging yet, but I am considering it
24%
c. I have just started using 3D imaging
18%
d. I use it routinely
How do you obtain your 3D scans?
15 total votes
20%
a. I have a 3D CBCT machine
27%
b. I use an imaging lab service
53%
c. I have access to a 3D machine from a colleague
What investments if any, are you considering making to increase production?
17 total votes
12%
a. Investing in new equipment
12%
b. Investing in new appliances
18%
c. Investing in management consulting services
29%
d. Investing in or improving Web site
29%
e. Other
Compared to a year ago, has production in your office
17 total votes
29%
a. Increased
71%
b. Decreased
What outside financing do you offer your patients?
17 total votes
18%
a. OrthoBanc
35%
b. CareCredit
24%
c. Chase Dental
0%
d. Bank of America
6%
e. Capital One
18%
f. We don't offer outside financing
0%
g. Other
If you use a laser in your office, what did you pay for it?
17 total votes
18%
a. Less than $5,000
24%
b. $5,000-$10,000
0%
c. $11,000-$15,000
0%
d. More than $15,000
59%
e. Do not own a laser

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