Townie® Poll

Equipment

Poll conducted from 1/29/2018 To 2/28/2018

What is the next piece of large equipment you plan to purchase?
76 total votes
20%
Chairs and units
29%
X-ray
47%
Digital scanner
4%
Laboratory
Have you ever—or would you—lease equipment?
45 total votes
49%
Yes
51%
No
When selecting equipment, which attribute is most important?
45 total votes
16%
Cost
58%
Return on investment
4%
Appearance / esthetic
22%
Durability
Will you spend more on equipment in 2018 than you did last year?
43 total votes
51%
Yes
49%
No
How often should the office theme/decor be changed?
45 total votes
16%
Every 2-5 years
60%
Every 5-10 years
24%
Not until things look outdated or worn down
When did you last update your computer hardware?
45 total votes
11%
In the last six months
33%
Within the last year
40%
2-4 years ago
16%
More than 5 years ago
Primarily, when it comes to making big equipment purchases, you will...
45 total votes
27%
Only replace obsolete or broken equipment
71%
Upgrade when a new feature is especially useful or exciting
2%
Stay on the bleeding edge of technology
Which area of equipment has seen the most advancement in the last decade?
45 total votes
18%
X-rays
0%
Intraoral photography
78%
Digital imaging
4%
Laboratory
0%
Chairs and units
Where do you purchase most of your equipment?
45 total votes
11%
One ortho-specific website/supply company
89%
Multiple websites/companies
Have you ever (or would you ever) purchase ortho equipment from Amazon?
45 total votes
60%
Yes
40%
No

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