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Page: Preamble
1. Who are you?
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Percent
Response
Count
I am a private practice Dentist
90.6%271
I am a Dentist employed by Government or by an HMO.
6.0%18
I am an Dentist with full time academic affiliation.
3.3%10

2. Do you have a surgical operating microscope (SOM) in your working operatory or operatories?
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Percent
Response
Count
Yes
27.1%81
No
72.9%218

Page: Microscope Use
3. Do you use the SOM routinely for most clinical procedures? (Other than administering local anesthetics, as an example)
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Percent
Response
Count
Yes
66.3%53
No
33.8%27

4. Do you use it selectively – (i.e. / Swing it away at certain times during the endodontic operative procedure – i.e./ After finding orifices or for final check of canals, as examples)
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Percent
Response
Count
Yes
48.1%37
No
51.9%40

Page: Digital Technology
5. Do you have digital radiography?
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Percent
Response
Count
Yes
59.5%176
No
40.5%120

Page: E Mail
6. Do you have E mail capabilities in your practice office?
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Percent
Response
Count
Yes
87.7%257
No
12.3%36

Page: E mail Usage
7. What % of your patients do you routinely communicate with using E mail?
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Percent
Response
Count
5 % or less
46.7%112
5-10%
7.1%17
10-20 %
7.1%17
20-50%
4.6%11
More than 50%
4.6%11
I do not use E mail to communicate with patients
30.0%72

8. When referring a case to a Specialist, what % of the specialists accept referrals or correspondence by E mail or the internet?
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Percent
Response
Count
None - My referrals want me to send them hard copies of correspondence and films
40.4%92
<5%
21.1%48
5-10%
8.8%20
10-20%
4.4%10
20-50%
8.8%20
>50%
17.5%40

9. Do you use dedicated file encryption with your Email communication when sending correspondence to patients or referrals?
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Percent
Response
Count
Yes
15.2%35
No
57.0%131
I don’t understand the term “file encryption” or am unsure that I use it.
27.8%64

Page: Coronal Finishing
10. Are you familiar with the term Orifice Bonding (OB)?
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Percent
Response
Count
Yes
63.0%170
No
37.0%100

Page: Orifice Bonding Procedures
11. Do you routinely perform OB for your Endodontic cases?
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Percent
Response
Count
Yes
80.4%135
No
19.6%33

Page: Orifice Bonding - Financials
12. When you perform Orifice Bonding , is this:
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Percent
Response
Count
a separate charge?
20.3%27
included in the overall Endo fee?
78.2%104
I am not sure
1.5%2

Page: Restorations
13. When you refer a case to an Endodontist for treatment, who decides when preparation of a post space is required for restoration of the endodontically treated tooth?
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Percent
Response
Count
I decide and indicate this in my referral communication to the endodontist. The endodontist should then follow my instructions.
49.8%123
I let the endodontist determine whether a post is needed.
29.6%73
Other (please specify)
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20.6%51

14. Do you like the idea of Endodontists placing posts and doing core build ups for you immediately after they have finished Endodontic treatment?
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Percent
Response
Count
Yes
66.4%164
No
33.6%83

Page: Post and Core Placement Issues
15. If you do not approve of your Endodontist placing posts and core build ups after completion of Endodontic treatment, why is this? (multiple answers can be chosen)
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Percent
Response
Count
I prefer that the Endodontist not perform restorative procedures on my patient.
31.3%25
Placement of a Post/Core build up is my perogative. I prefer that the fees for this procedure stay in my office.
25.0%20
I wish to decide when to place a post and what core material I want.
62.5%50
Other (please specify)
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12.5%10

Page: Practice Demographics
16. What % of molar endodontic cases do you refer to the endodontist BEFORE attempting treatment on your own?
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Percent
Response
Count
<5%
60.2%139
5-10%
13.0%30
10-20%
6.5%15
20-50%
7.4%17
50-70%
3.9%9
>70%
6.1%14
I refer all molar teeth
3.0%7

17. What % of the cases that you refer have already had emergency endodontic treatment in your office? (e.g./ you have opened the tooth already)
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Percent
Response
Count
10% or less
53.4%125
10-20%
9.0%21
20-50%
7.7%18
50-70%
2.6%6
>70%
17.1%40
I do not perform Emergency Endo treatment in most cases
10.3%24

Page: Instrument Issues
18. Do You use Engine driven Rotary Ni-Ti Instruments for Canal System preparation?
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Percent
Response
Count
Yes
87.9%204
No
12.1%28

Page: Instrument Re-Use
19. Do you use Engine driven Ni-Ti rotary instruments on more than one case before discarding them?
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Percent
Response
Count
Yes
77.3%157
No
22.7%46

Page: Instrument Re-Use 2
20. When you use engine driven Ni-Ti instruments more than once – how many times would you use an instrument?
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Percent
Response
Count
2 x (on a total of two molars)
35.3%55
3 x (on a total of three molars)
21.2%33
More than 3 x
16.0%25
Until it displays physical imperfections (unwinding, kinks, cracks etc.)
12.8%20
Other (please specify)
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14.7%23

21. After a set of instruments has been used and the case completed, who determines whether the instruments should be discarded or reused?
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Percent
Response
Count
Me (The Dentist)
89.1%139
My staff ( Auxiliaries)
10.9%17

Page: Instrument Usage
22. If you do discard instruments after one use – do you have a surcharge for this?
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Percent
Response
Count
Yes, I bill the patient an extra “instrument” fee for one time use.
12.9%26
No, I consider this part of my overhead. I include it in the overall treatment fee.
87.1%175

Page: Fee Issues
23. My Endodontic Treatment fees are generally :
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Percent
Response
Count
Equal to or close to what most Dentists in my area charge for the procedure.
37.7%81
Lower than what most Dentists in my area charge for the procedure.
7.9%17
Higher than what most Dentists in my area charge for the procedure.
26.0%56
I don’t know or care about what other Dentists charge patients for the same procedure. I set my fees independently.
25.6%55
Other (please specify)
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2.8%6

24. Do you accept direct assignment of insurance benefits? (Payment directly from insurance companies or Government agencies?)
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Percent
Response
Count
Yes
59.1%127
No
40.9%88

25. Do you see patients covered by Government or Socialized Health Care programs?
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Percent
Response
Count
Yes
47.4%102
No
52.6%113

26. You have asked an Endodontist to retreat a case that you recently treated, or to remove a broken file from a case that you started. Do you:
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Percent
Response
Count
Ask the Endodontist to bill you directly without involving the patient?
28.8%62
Refund any treatment fees involved and have the patient deal directly with the Endodontist for all financial matters?
47.4%102
Other (please specify)
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23.7%51

Page: Implant Related Issues
27. Do you offer extraction services for your patients in your office?
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Percent
Response
Count
Yes
91.5%195
No– I prefer to refer extractions to an Oral Surgeon or other Dentist
8.5%18

28. I see implants as a significant threat to the specialty of Endodontics. I am beginning to consider extraction and implant placement in many cases that I may have previously referred to an Endodontist for treatment.
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Percent
Response
Count
I Agree with this statement
17.8%38
I Disagree with this statement
82.2%175

29. I do NOT see implants as a significant threat to Endodontists until such time as they: (1) are covered by insurance plans or (2) come down in price to the level of a Specialist NSRCT Molar fee.
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Percent
Response
Count
I Agree with this statement
54.9%117
I Disagree with this statement
45.1%96

30. I am now placing Implants (or are considering incorporating them within the next year or so) in my practice.
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Percent
Response
Count
Yes
47.4%101
No
52.6%112

Page: Endodontic Treatment
31. When performing Endodontic treatment, what intracanal Medicaments do you use between appointments?
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Percent
Response
Count
Cresatin
0.5%1
Formocesol
9.9%21
CaOH
90.6%192
Ledermix
12.3%26
CMCP
2.4%5
No Medicaments
8.5%18
Other (please specify)
[ShowReplies]
5.7%12

32. Do you routinely perform single appointment treatment on: (select more than one if applicable)
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Percent
Response
Count
Vital (non-infected) cases?
81.5%172
Teeth with necrotic pulps – without radiographic periapical lesions?
40.8%86
Teeth with necrotic pulps – with radiographic periapical lesions?
21.8%46
Retreatment cases?
12.3%26
Only when the situation forces me to do this (i.e./ patient travel time, patient leaving for long period, financial or insurance considerations)
33.2%70
I do not perform endodontic treatment
0.5%1
Other (please specify)
[ShowReplies]
11.8%25

Page: New Filling Materials
33. Are you familiar with Resilon?
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Percent
Response
Count
Yes
73.6%156
No
26.4%56

Page: Resilon Usage
34. Do you use Resilon routinely as a filling material in your practice?
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Percent
Response
Count
Yes
16.1%25
No
83.9%130

Page: Practice Demographics
35. Please indicate the geographic location where you practice:
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Percent
Response
Count
USA/North America
41.7%88
South and Central America
2.8%6
Europe
37.0%78
Asia/Middle East
15.6%33
Africa 0.0%0
Australia/New Zealand
2.8%6

36. How long have you been in practice?
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Percent
Response
Count
< 5 years
22.3%47
5-10 years
19.4%41
10-15 years
11.8%25
15-20 years
12.3%26
>20 years
34.1%72

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