Townie® Poll

3D Imaging

Poll conducted from 3/25/2011 To 4/29/2011

Do you see 3D imaging becoming standard in orthodontics?
93 total votes
58%
a. Yes
42%
b. No
How is 3D imaging impacting your practice?
56 total votes
11%
a. I don't know much about it
32%
b. I don't use 3D imaging yet, but considering it
21%
c. I have just started using 3D imaging
36%
d. I use it routinely
If you use 3D imaging, how do you use it?
45 total votes
24%
a. I use it for my all my diagnostic records
7%
b. I use it in addition to conventional records
0%
c. I use it only to construct ceph and pano
69%
d. I use it only for special cases (impactions, etc.)
How do you obtain your 3D scans?
47 total votes
32%
a. I have a 3D machine (i.e. CBCT)
28%
b. I use an imaging lab service
40%
c. I have access to a 3D machine from a colleague
What kind of scan do you routinely obtain?
45 total votes
51%
a. Full volumetric scan
4%
b. Small FOV scan
36%
c. Some of each depending on the case
9%
d. I don't know the difference
How do you evaluate the information in a 3D scan?
47 total votes
36%
a. I review only the data I am interested in
23%
b. I review all the data in the scan
4%
c. My lab provides me with a package of information
21%
d. I outsource some of the scans
15%
e. I outsource all of the scans
What level of education do you feel is needed to safely use 3D in your practice?
49 total votes
14%
a. Presentations at ortho meetings
10%
b. Instructions by colleagues who use 3D
20%
c. Seminars by manufacturers
55%
d. Seminars by OMFR
What is your understanding of 3D liability?
49 total votes
12%
a. You take it, you read it, or else
10%
b. Only dental structures are required knowledge
39%
c. You must get training to safely read scans
31%
d. Outsourcing to OMFR is the only safe procedure
8%
e. Other
What is your current level of competency in using 3D imaging?
50 total votes
4%
a. I don't know anything about 3D imaging
18%
b. I don't know my level of competency
38%
c. I am just starting to learn about 3D imaging
40%
d. I have been using 3D long enough to feel competent
Do you see 3D imaging replacing conventional ortho records?
53 total votes
25%
a. No, I will continue taking records as I do now
25%
b. Yes, 3D could replace ortho records
19%
c. I see 3D as complimentary to conventional records
32%
d. 3D will eventually become "standard of care"
How often do you obtain CBCT records for your patients?
48 total votes
6%
a. Never
38%
b. Rarely
25%
c. Sometimes
19%
d. Frequently
13%
e. Always

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