Townie® Poll

Lasers

Poll conducted from 3/8/2013 To 4/5/2013

When a patient is in need of laser treatment and you did not discuss it at the initial exam you ____?
37 total votes
51%
Do the procedure free of charge
16%
Charge the patient
32%
Depend on the case
Do you currently use a laser in your routine orthodontic cases?
24 total votes
58%
Yes
21%
No
21%
Rarely
What percent of your laser treatments are frenectomies?
0 total votes
What percent of your laser treatments are cold sores/ apthouls ulcers?
0 total votes
What percent of your laser treatments are for aesthetic gingival contouring?
0 total votes
What percent of your laser treatments are uncovering partially completely unerupted teeth?
0 total votes
Do you see the use of lasers in orthodontic treatment ____ ?
22 total votes
73%
Increasing over time
5%
Decreasing over time
23%
Remaining the same
What percent of laser treatments need revision after initial healing?
22 total votes
55%
10-20 percent
41%
20-30 percent
0%
30-40 percent
0%
40-50 percent
5%
50-60 percent
0%
60-70 percent
0%
70-80 percent
0%
More than 80 percent
When you identify the need for laser treatments, you ____?
21 total votes
10%
Do the treatment that same day
86%
Do the treatment at the next appointment
5%
Do the treatment following the removal of appliances (in retention)
What percent of patients decline cosmetic laser enhancements you recommend (when you charge)?
15 total votes
27%
10-20 percent
20%
20-30 percent
20%
30-40 percent
13%
40-50 percent
7%
50-60 percent
0%
60-70 percent
7%
70-80 percent
7%
More than 80 percent
What percent of patients decline cosmetic laser enhancements you recommend (when it's free)?
18 total votes
0%
More than 80 percent
67%
10-20 percent
11%
20-30 percent
11%
30-40 percent
6%
40-50 percent
6%
50-60 percent
0%
60-70 percent
0%
70-80 percent

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