Dentaltown July 2014 - (Page 127)

dentaltown research Isn't it nice to know what other practices are doing? With our monthly poll you can see how other practices operate, what's working, what isn't and how dentistry is evolving. The information we gather each month helps us measure the trends of the profession. This periodontics poll on was conducted on from May 5, 2014 to June 5, 2014. PERIODONTICS Are you using a soft tissue laser of any type in your practice? n n 50% 50% Yes No Do you perform your own crown lengthening procedures? n n n 38% 13% 49% Occasionally Always No, I refer Do you use any local medicaments in patients with persistent pocketing? 53% Yes How often do you take an FMX on a new adult patient? n n n 54% 31% 15% No 47% Always Sometimes Rarely What type of in-office fluoride do you use most of the time? n n n n 22% 9% 64% 5% Foam Rinse Varnish None Which piece of equipment do your hygienists use? Introducing the Contact Hero Uses the patient's own biting force to easily open up blocked or tight contacts. Just place the Contact Hero into the contact area and use thumb pressure or have the patient bite down while gently rocking the Contact Hero up and down. Contacts are easily made floss-able saving valuable chair time. An indispensible tool for your dental toolbox. Order now at or call 855-655-4290. FREE FACTS, circle 52 on card n n n n 74% 17% 5% 4% Cavitron Piezon Prophy-Jet Hand instruments only Do you appoint hygiene patients for their next visit when they are in the office? n 92% Yes n 8% No 127 « JULY 2014

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Dentaltown July 2014 Highlights
Howard Speaks: Why Two Out of Three Cavities Go Untreated
Professional Courtesy: Appsolutely Amazing
Continuing Education Update
Ethical Dilemma: Don’t Underestimate the Embezzler
Money Versus Doctor
Full Arch Reconstruction
New Technique Ideas Please!
What is Normal in Terms of Transition from One Dentist to Another?
Open Sinus Lift
Look Before You Leap: Lessons from the Field
A Tale of Inherited Problems
Retire in Practice
You Should Know: Diashine
Townie Choice Awards Product Showcase
Product/Service Extras
Dentaltown Research: Periodontics, Product/Service Extra
Continuing Education: Oral Cancer in the Dental Office
What’s on Your Tray?
Ad Index
Product Profile: Synergy Dental Partners
Perio Reports
Perio Program Series—Step 3: Create a Plan
Dentally Incorrect

Dentaltown July 2014