Townie® Poll

Magnification

Poll conducted from 11/30/2011 To 12/30/2011

Do you use magnification/loupes in your clinic?
45 total votes
38%
a. Yes
62%
b. No
When did you begin using magnification?
68 total votes
6%
a. Within the past year
9%
b. One to three years ago
15%
c. Three to five years ago
34%
d. Over five years ago
37%
e. I am still considering magnification
How does magnification assist you?
69 total votes
0%
a. Bonding brackets
9%
b. Bracket placement
7%
c. Debonding brackets
0%
d. Manipulating self-ligating brackets
46%
e. All of the above
38%
f. I don't use magnification
Who uses magnification in your office?
69 total votes
57%
a. Doctor only
0%
b. Staff only
7%
c. Doctor and staff
36%
d. Our office does not use magnification
How has magnification impacted your practice?
69 total votes
16%
a. Improves treatment
9%
b. Eliminates errors
32%
c. Makes work easier on operator
6%
d. Inconvenient but worth it
38%
e. Don't use it
Why did you decide to use magnification?
65 total votes
26%
a. Failing eyesight
18%
b. Recommended by colleague
17%
c. Learned about it at a meeting
38%
d. I don't use magnification
What magnification system do you use?
69 total votes
0%
a. PeriOptix
0%
b. Carl Zeiss
22%
c. Designs for Vision
28%
d. Orascoptic
0%
e. SheerVision
14%
f. Other
36%
g. I don't use magnification
If you do not use magnification or are considering eliminating it, what is the reason why?
23 total votes
22%
a. Too expensive
26%
b. Hasn't proved to be effective
0%
c. Staff objects
52%
d. Inconvenient and obnoxious
Why do you continue to use magnification?
47 total votes
21%
a. Has improved appliance placement
13%
b. Has improved appliance removal
0%
c. Has eliminated bracket changes
2%
d. Impresses parents/patients as being high-tech
11%
e. Has eliminated stress and fatigue
53%
f. All of the above

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