Townie® Poll

Office Tech

Poll conducted from 8/24/2018 To 9/24/2018

Will you spend (or have you spent) at least $10,000 on office technology in the past calendar year?
64 total votes
67%
Yes
33%
No
Which tech area in your practice is strongest?
45 total votes
58%
Clinical (digital scanner, 3D printing, etc.)
42%
Non-clinical (hardware, website, etc.)
Will every practice be using intra-oral scanners by 2025?
46 total votes
78%
Yes
22%
No
Who handles the IT needs of the office?
46 total votes
30%
I do (the doc)
11%
It's a team effort
4%
A dedicated IT employee
54%
A third-party or outside worker
3D printing is...
46 total votes
7%
Too costly to implement in ortho
17%
Not in high enough demand to invest into yet
28%
Worth having in the office
48%
A few years away from being practical
How much of your practice's data is kept on the cloud?
46 total votes
22%
All of it
9%
More than half
11%
Less than half
22%
None
37%
We only use the cloud as a backup
Which area of office tech needs the most improvement?
46 total votes
24%
Front office (phone systems, scheduling, etc.)
26%
Back office (managing finances, employee records, etc.)
33%
Clinical areas
17%
Labs
Where do you learn about most emerging ortho technology?
46 total votes
4%
Online/print advertisements
24%
Online/print articles/journals
17%
At conventions or trade shows
41%
Online communities/message boards
13%
Local peers/colleagues
Are you happy with your practice management software?
46 total votes
83%
Yes
17%
No
0%
I don't use any
Do you use a laser in your practice?
46 total votes
35%
Yes
54%
No
11%
I plan on purchasing one in a few years

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