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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.
66.8%235
I am a private practice General Dentist who limits his practice to Endodontics.
21.9%77
I am an Endodontist with full time academic affiliation.
11.4%40

2. Do you have a surgical operating microscope (SOM) in your working operatory or operatories?
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Yes
70.7%249
No
29.3%103

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
78.8%186
No
21.2%50

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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Yes
48.7%115
No
51.3%121

Page: Digital Technology
5. Do you have digital radiography?
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Percent
Response
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Yes
71.0%242
No
29.0%99

Page: E Mail
6. Do you have E mail capabilities in your practice office?
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Percent
Response
Count
Yes
92.8%311
No
7.2%24

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
35.8%101
5-10%
12.8%36
10-20 %
10.3%29
20-50%
10.3%29
More than 50%
16.0%45
I do not use E mail to communicate with referral offices
14.9%42

8. What % of your referrals accept post op reports or correspondence by E mail?
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Response
Count
None - My referrals want me to send them hard copies of Post Op reports and correpondence
30.2%85
<5%
26.7%75
5-10%
12.5%35
10-20%
8.2%23
20-50%
10.0%28
>50%
14.2%40

9. 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
17.6%49
No
53.4%149
I don’t understand the term “file encryption” or am unsure that I use it.
29.0%81

Page: Coronal Finishing
10. Are you familiar with the term Orifice Bonding (OB)?
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Yes
65.6%200
No
34.4%105

Page: Orifice Bonding Procedures
11. Do you routinely perform OB for your Endodontic cases?
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Yes
64.0%128
No
36.0%72

Page: Orifice Bonding - Financials
12. When you perform Orifice Bonding , is this:
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a separate charge?
14.2%18
included in the overall Endo fee?
83.5%106
I am not sure
2.4%3

Page: Restorations
13. Do you routinely perform post placement or post/core build ups for your referrals?
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Yes
43.5%130
No
56.5%169

Page: Post and Core Placement Issues
14. 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.
73.2%120
Procedure not included in the my Endo Specialist fee guide
13.4%22
Not a profitable procedure for me – I’d rather be doing a NSRCT or SRCT case
11.6%19
Other (please specify)
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17.1%28

Page: Practice Demographics
15. What % of your practice is retreatment, or retreatment/disassembly cases?
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5% or less
4.9%14
5-10%
8.1%23
10-20%
21.8%62
20-50%
32.0%91
50-70%
23.2%66
>70%
9.9%28

16. What would you estimate is the recall rate for patients treated in your office?
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5% or less
12.3%35
5-10%
18.7%53
10-20%
23.6%67
20-50%
29.2%83
50-70%
11.6%33
>70%
4.6%13

Page: Instrument Issues
17. Do You use Engine driven Rotary Ni-Ti Instruments for Canal System preparation?
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Yes
95.1%269
No
4.9%14

Page: Instrument Re-Use
18. Do you use Engine driven Ni-Ti rotary instruments on more than one molar before discarding them?
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Yes
78.7%210
No
21.3%57

Page: Instrument Re-Use 2
19. When you use engine driven Ni-Ti instruments more than once – how many times would you use an instrument?
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Response
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2 x (on a total of two molars)
19.6%41
3 x (on a total of three molars)
30.6%64
More than 3 x
24.9%52
Until it displays physical imperfections (unwinding, kinks, cracks etc.)
16.3%34
Other (please specify)
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8.6%18

20. 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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Me (The Endodontist)
85.6%179
My staff ( Auxiliaries)
14.4%30

Page: Instrument Usage
21. If you do discard instruments after one use – do you have a surcharge for this?
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Yes, I bill the patient an extra “instrument” fee for one time use.
10.5%28
No, I consider this part of my overhead. I include it in the overall treatment fee.
89.5%238

Page: Fee Issues
22. My Endodontic Treatment fees are generally :
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Equal to or close to the recommended State or local Endo Specialist Fee Guide.
25.8%69
Lower than the recommended State or local Endo Specialist Fee Guide.
7.1%19
Higher than the recommended State or local Endo Specialist Fee Guide.
12.4%33
My location does not have a Fee Guide or I don’t care about Fee Guides. My fees are independent.
54.7%146

23. Do you accept direct assignment of insurance benefits? (Payment directly from insurance companies or Government agencies?)
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Yes
43.1%115
No
56.9%152

24. Do you see patients covered by Government or Socialized Health Care programs?
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Yes
31.5%84
No
68.5%183

25. A new referral has asked you to retreat a case that he recently treated, or remove a broken file from a case and complete the case for him. The referring 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
44.6%119
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.
36.3%97
Other (please specify)
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19.1%51

Page: Implant Related Issues
26. Do you offer extraction services for your patients in your office?
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Yes
38.0%100
No– I generally refer back to the referring dentist or make arrangements with an Oral Surgeon at the referral’s request.
62.0%163

27. I see implants as a significant threat to Endodontists and the specialty of Endodontics.
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I Agree with this statement
29.7%78
I Disagree with this statement
70.3%185

28. 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
43.3%114
I Disagree with this statement
56.7%149

29. 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
27.8%73
No
72.2%190

Page: Endodontic Treatment
30. What Intracanal Medicaments do you use between appointments?
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Cresatin
2.3%6
Formocesol
2.7%7
CaOH
84.7%221
Ledermix
11.9%31
CMCP
2.3%6
No Medicaments
15.7%41
Other (please specify)
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10.0%26

31. Do you routinely perform single appointment treatment on: (select more than one if applicable)
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Vital (non-infected) cases?
87.0%227
Teeth with necrotic pulps – without radiographic periapical lesions?
60.5%158
Teeth with necrotic pulps – with radiographic periapical lesions?
40.6%106
Retreatment cases?
29.9%78
Only when the situation forces me to do this (i.e./ patient travel time, patient leaving for long period, financial or insurance considerations)
26.4%69
Rarely or almost never on Necrotic or Retreatment cases if at all possible
22.6%59
Other (please specify)
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7.3%19

Page: New Filling Materials
32. Are you familiar with Resilon?
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Yes
77.3%201
No
22.7%59

Page: Resilon Usage
33. Do you use Resilon routinely as a filling material in your practice?
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Yes
8.5%17
No
91.5%184

Page: Practice Demographics
34. Please indicate the geographic location where you practice:
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USA/North America
34.6%90
South and Central America
14.6%38
Europe
32.3%84
Asia/Middle East
13.8%36
Africa
1.5%4
Australia/New Zealand
3.1%8

35. How long have you been in practice?
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< 5 years
25.0%65
5-10 years
22.7%59
10-15 years
11.9%31
15-20 years
14.6%38
>20 years
25.8%67

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