Townie® Poll

Digital Imaging

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

Do you trace?
177 total votes
29%
100% of lateral cephs
8%
80-99% of lateral cephs
3%
60-79% of lateral cephs
6%
40-59% of lateral cephs
4%
20-39% of lateral cephs
50%
Less than 20% of lateral cephs
Do you feel a 3D CBCT is a substitute for 3D digital models?
133 total votes
47%
Yes
53%
No
Do you take final plaster models?
140 total votes
33%
Yes
67%
No
Do you take initial plaster models?
139 total votes
53%
Yes
47%
No
Do you take final digital models?
135 total votes
20%
Yes
80%
No
Do you take initial digital models?
138 total votes
38%
Yes
62%
No
Do you feel photographs are useful as 3D digital models?
138 total votes
52%
Yes
48%
No
Do you have a separate "review of final records" appointment?
138 total votes
22%
Yes
62%
No
16%
Sometimes
What percent of your full-treated cases do you see?
119 total votes
18%
After six months of treatment
37%
After one year of treatment
41%
After two years of treatment
3%
After three years of treatment
2%
After five years of treatment
What percent of your fully-treated cases do you write an extraction letter for third molars?
138 total votes
2%
100 percent
12%
80-99 percent
18%
60-79 percent
20%
40-59 percent
17%
20-39 percent
31%
Less than 20 percent
When sending digital records to other dental offices, you most commonly ____.
137 total votes
23%
Mail them
72%
E-mail them
0%
Fax them
5%
Upload them to a sharing site
When taking initial photographs, do you commonly give a copy of the images to the patient?
137 total votes
40%
Yes
43%
No
17%
Sometimes
When taking final photographs, do you commonly give a copy of the images to the patient?
137 total votes
34%
Yes
45%
No
22%
Sometimes
For your most routine comprehensive (One-Phase) treatment plan, how many panos will you take for the orthodontic life of your patient?
140 total votes
29%
2
52%
3
16%
4
2%
5
1%
More than 6
For your more complicated (multi-phase) treatment plan, how many panos will you take for the orthodontic life of your patient?
140 total votes
1%
2
21%
3
34%
4
30%
5
14%
More than 6
What percent of your patients do you obtain some type (digital or film) of intra-oral X-ray (PAS or BWs) for your records?
140 total votes
27%
100 percent
4%
80-99 percent
1%
60-79 percent
4%
40-59 percent
8%
20-39 percent
14%
10-19 percent
41%
Less than 10 percent

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