Townie® Poll

Lasers

Poll conducted from 12/30/2011 To 2/3/2012

Are you using a diode laser in your office?
77 total votes
40%
a. Yes
60%
b. No
How long have you used a laser?
45 total votes
4%
a. Less than six months
9%
b. Six months to one year
11%
c. One to two years
36%
d. More than two years
40%
e. I do not use a laser
Do you use a written informed consent?
36 total votes
53%
a. Yes
14%
b. I haven’t prepared one yet
33%
c. I am not concerned about using one
What kind of laser training did you take?
30 total votes
27%
a. Training that came with the laser
13%
b. Online training
7%
c. Trained by a colleague
53%
d. Attended a training seminar
What do you use your laser for most often?
28 total votes
54%
a. Uncover cuspids
0%
b. Uncover second molars
36%
c. Gingival recontouring
11%
d. Frenectomy
What is the second most often procedure?
28 total votes
25%
a. Uncover cuspids
7%
b. Uncover second molars
54%
c. Gingival recontouring
14%
d. Frenectomy
Do you give the patient post-laser instructions?
28 total votes
68%
a. Yes, in writing
21%
b. Yes, I tell them what to expect
11%
c. No
How do you document your laser procedures?
28 total votes
36%
a. Written notes in patient record
4%
b. Photos before laser
4%
c. Photos after laser
57%
d. All of the above
0%
e. I don’t do anything special
How many lasers do you have in your office?
33 total votes
67%
a. One
15%
b. Two
0%
c. More than two
18%
d. I don’t have a laser
Since prices have come down, how soon would you consider buying another laser or upgrading the one you have?
35 total votes
9%
a. Three months
9%
b. Six months
29%
c. Sometime in the future
54%
d. I don’t plan on buying another one

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