Dentaltown March 2020 - 26

poll

BRUXISM
Dentaltown's monthly poll helps you see how other practices operate-
what's working, what isn't-and how dentistry is evolving.
The information we gather helps us measure the trends of the
profession. This poll was conducted from Jan. 15 to Feb. 15.

What percentage of your patients show signs
of moderate to severe parafunction or bruxism?

Do the orthodontists you work with screen for bruxism
before making a final device for your patient?

11%

10% or less

9%

Yes-I am generally satisfied
because we coordinate care.

14%

10-20%
Sometimes, depending on the orthodontist.

24%

20-30%

26%

This is a concern that I often need to discuss
with both patient and orthodontist.

30-40%

25%

How many of your patients
diagnosed with bruxism
are treated and monitored?

40%

Less than
25 percent

Since 2010 or so, have you noticed an increase
of young patients previously treated with
orthodontics who now show signs of bruxism?

28%

Do you offer more than one
type of oral appliance in
your practice?

70%

58%

25-50
percent

About the
same

26%
24%

Not applicable to my practice.

40% or more

41%

Yes, based on
patient need

38%
Increase

12%

More than
75 percent

26

20%
50-75
percent

4%

Decrease

6%

I do not offer
oral appliances

24%

No, I rely upon only
one type of appliance

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