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Page: Preamble
1. Who are you?
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I am a private practice Endodontist with Post Graduate Endodontic training
79.2%126
I am a private practice General Dentist who limits his practice to Endodontics
10.1%16
I am an Endodontist with full time academic affiliation
6.9%11
I am a Graduate Endo Student
3.8%6

2. Do you have a surgical operating microscope (SOM) in your working operatory or operatories?
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Yes
74.2%118
No
25.8%41

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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Yes
63.7%72
No
36.3%41

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
60.2%68
No
39.8%45

Page: Digital Technology
5. Do you have digital radiography?
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Percent
Response
Count
Yes
60.4%93
No
39.6%61

Page: E Mail
6. Do you have E mail capabilities in your practice office?
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Percent
Response
Count
Yes
86.8%132
No
13.2%20

Page: E mail Usage
7. What % of your referrals do you routinely communicate with by using E mail?
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Percent
Response
Count
5 % or less
39.2%49
5-10%
22.4%28
10-20 %
6.4%8
20-50%
4.8%6
More than 50%
14.4%18
I do not use E mail to communicate with referral offices
12.8%16

8. What % of your referrals accept post op reports or correspondence by E mail?
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Percent
Response
Count
None - My referrals want me to send them hard copies of Post Op reports and correpondence
42.7%53
<5%
28.2%35
5-10%
12.9%16
10-20%
0.8%1
20-50%
7.3%9
>50%
8.9%11

9. As of 2004, PIPEDA rules require that all patient related correspondence be done in a secure manner that respects the privacy of the patient. Do you use dedicated file encryption with your Email communication when sending correspondence or patient reports to referrals?
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Percent
Response
Count
Yes
19.8%24
No
53.7%65
I don’t understand the term “file encryption” or am unsure that I use it.
26.4%32

Page: Coronal Finishing
10. Are you familiar with Orifice Bonding (OB)? (A procedure where a bonded flowable composite is used to seal the floor of the chamber after completion of the root canal treatment.)
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Yes
81.1%116
No
18.9%27

Page: Orifice Bonding Procedures
11. Do you routinely perform OB for your Endodontic cases?
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Percent
Response
Count
Yes
33.3%38
No
66.7%76

Page: Orifice Bonding - Financials
12. When you perform Orifice Bonding , is this:
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Response
Count
a separate charge?
10.1%8
included in the overall Endo fee?
70.9%56
I am not sure
19.0%15

13. When you perform OB procedures, does your office use a specific code number for insurance submission?
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Response
Count
Yes
8.9%7
No
64.6%51
I don’t know
13.9%11
I don't care about insurance codes
12.7%10

Page: Restorations
14. Do you routinely perform post placement or post/core build ups for your referrals?
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Percent
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Count
Yes
20.1%28
No
79.9%111

Page: Post and Core Placement Issues
15. If you do not place Posts and Core Build ups – Why not? (Choose more than one if applicable)
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My referrals feel it is encroaching on their restorative territory and outside the scope of Endo specialty practice. They would look upon it unfavorably.
67.0%73
Procedure not included in the my Endo Specialist fee guide
5.5%6
Not a profitable procedure for me – I’d rather be doing a NSRCT or SRCT case
19.3%21
Other (please specify)
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25.7%28

Page: Practice Demographics
16. What % of your practice is retreatment, or retreatment/disassembly cases?
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Count
5% or less
3.0%4
5-10%
8.2%11
10-20%
15.7%21
20-50%
45.5%61
50-70%
23.1%31
>70%
4.5%6

17. What would you estimate is the recall rate for patients treated in your office?
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5% or less
15.7%21
5-10%
12.7%17
10-20%
29.1%39
20-50%
23.1%31
50-70%
13.4%18
>70%
6.0%8

Page: Instrument Issues
18. Do You use Engine driven Rotary Ni-Ti Instruments for Canal System preparation?
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Yes
86.6%116
No
13.4%18

Page: Instrument Re-Use
19. Do you use Engine driven Ni-Ti rotary instruments on more than one molar before discarding them?
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Response
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Yes
81.9%95
No
18.1%21

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
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2 x (on a total of two molars)
26.6%25
3 x (on a total of three molars)
38.3%36
More than 3 x
17.0%16
Until it displays physical imperfections (unwinding, kinks, cracks etc.)
4.3%4
Other (please specify)
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13.8%13

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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Response
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Me (The Endodontist)
68.1%64
My staff (Auxiliaries)
31.9%30

Page: Instrument Usage
22. If you do discard instruments after one use – do you have a surcharge for this?
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Response
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Yes, I bill the patient an extra “instrument” fee for one time use.
7.0%8
No, I consider this part of my overhead. I include it in the overall treatment fee.
93.9%107

Page: Single Use Instrument Fees
23. Do you submit this single use instrument fee to insurers?
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Yes
8.8%10
No
91.2%104

24. Do You know or use an Insurance code number for this extra “instrument” fee?
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Percent
Response
Count
Yes
2.6%3
No
87.7%100
Not Sure
4.4%5
Other (please specify)
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5.3%6

Page: Fee Issues
25. My Endodontic Treatment fees are generally :
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Equal to or close to the recommended Provincial Endo Specialist Fee Guide.
53.5%68
Lower than the recommended Provincial Endo Specialist Fee Guide.
15.0%19
Higher than the recommended Provincial Endo Specialist Fee Guide.
7.1%9
My location does not have a Provincial Fee Guide or I don’t care about Fee Guides. My fees are independent.
24.4%31

26. Do you accept direct assignment of insurance benefits? (Payment directly from insurance companies ?)
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Yes
24.4%31
No
75.6%96

27. Do you see and treat patients covered by NIHB (First Nations) or Government paid Health Care programs?
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Percent
Response
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Yes
63.0%80
No
37.0%47

28. A new referral has asked you to retreat a case that he recently treated, or to remove a broken file from a case and complete the case for him. The dentist asks you to bill him directly without involving the patient. Do you :
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Take payment for the case directly from the referring dentist, as a courtesy to them
49.6%63
Insist on taking payment directly from the patient without involving the referring dentist . Whatever financial arrangements the referral makes with the patient are not your concern.
33.9%43
Other (please specify)
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16.5%21

Page: Implant Related Issues
29. Do you offer extraction services for your patients in your office?
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Yes
26.4%33
No– I generally refer back to the referring dentist or make arrangements with an Oral Surgeon at the referral’s request.
73.6%92

30. I see implants as a significant threat to Endodontists and the specialty of Endodontics.
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I Agree with this statement
20.0%25
I Disagree with this statement
80.0%100

31. 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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I Agree with this statement
50.4%63
I Disagree with this statement
49.6%62

32. I am now placing Implants (or are considering incorporating them within the next year or so) in my Endodontic specialty practice.
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Yes
16.8%21
No
83.2%104

Page: Endodontic Treatment
33. What Intracanal Medicaments do you use between appointments?
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Cresatin
3.2%4
Formocesol
13.7%17
Ca(OH)2
76.6%95
Ledermix
0.8%1
CMCP
1.6%2
No Medicaments
16.1%20
Other (please specify)
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10.5%13

34. Do you routinely perform single appointment treatment on: (select more than one if applicable)
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Percent
Response
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Vital (non-infected) cases?
84.7%105
Teeth with necrotic pulps – without radiographic periapical lesions?
66.1%82
Teeth with necrotic pulps – with radiographic periapical lesions?
54.0%67
Retreatment cases?
41.1%51
Only when the situation forces me to do this (i.e./ patient travel time, patient leaving for long period, financial or insurance considerations)
24.2%30
Rarely or almost never on Necrotic or Retreatment cases if at all possible
19.4%24
Other (please specify)
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11.3%14

Page: New Filling Materials
35. Are you familiar with Resilon?
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Yes
84.7%105
No
15.3%19

Page: Resilon Usage
36. Do you use Resilon routinely as a filling material in your practice?
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Yes
5.7%6
No
94.3%99

Page: Practice Demographics
37. Please indicate the geographic location where you practice:
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Response
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British Columbia
19.7%24
Alberta
8.2%10
Sask.
4.1%5
Manitoba
4.9%6
Ontario
39.3%48
Quebec
13.9%17
Maritimes
9.8%12

38. How long have you been in practice?
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< 5 years
16.4%20
5-10 years
9.0%11
10-15 years
18.9%23
15-20 years
13.9%17
>20 years
41.8%51

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