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U.S. End-User Dental Hygiene Survey Report 2012

Abstract

This survey report on dental materials examines the preferences of dental hygienists and attitudes towards the various injection products currently available across the United States.

The topics covered include:

  • Injectable and Topical Anesthetic Use
  • Dental Material Brand Preferences
  • Purchasing Habits
  • Distributor Preferences
  • Digital Impression Taking

Brand share for various products are determined through this report, including those for anesthetics, etches, bonds, dental cements and other products. For each product, the reasons driving purchasing decisions are also examined and discussed.

Table of Contents

TABLE OF CONTENTS I

LIST OF FIGURES IV

LIST OF CHARTS VI

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

  • 1.1 U.S. END-USER HYGIENIST SURVEY
  • 1.2 LOCATION OF PRACTICE
  • 1.3 RESPONDENT PATIENT VOLUME
  • 1.4 SCALER PREFERENCE
  • 1.5 HYGIENIST REASONS FOR CHOOSING BRANDS OF CONSUMABLES
  • 1.6 TEETH WHITENING
  • 1.7 BRAND PREFERENCES

SURVEY HIGHLIGHTS

  • 2.1 INTRODUCTION
  • 2.2 RESPONDENT CHARACTERISTICS
    • 2.2.1 Practice Profile
    • 2.2.2 Changes in Practice Volume
  • 2.3 RESPONSE SUMMARY
    • 2.3.1 Patient Profile
    • 2.3.2 Brand Share
      • 2.3.2.1 Scalers
      • 2.3.2.2 Prophy Paste
      • 2.3.2.3 Fluoride Varnish and Fluoride Rinse
      • 2.3.2.4 Teeth Whitening
    • 2.3.3 Prevalence of Take-Home Teeth Whitening
    • 2.3.4 Survey Questions

RESEARCH METHODOLOGY

  • 3.1 RESEARCH OVERVIEW
  • 3.2 RESEARCH SERVICES
  • 3.3 SURVEY METHODOLOGY
    • Step 1: Project Initiation & Team Selection
    • Step 2: Sample Population Preparation
    • Step 3: Preparation, Questionnaire Design & Administration
    • Step 4: Reporting and Analysis
    • Step 5: Customer Feedback

SURVEY RESULTS

  • 4.1 PRACTICE PROFILE
    • 4.1.1 Years of Practice
    • 4.1.2 Practice Location
    • 4.1.3 Practice Volume
    • 4.1.4 Change in Practice Volume in Last Year
  • 4.2 PATIENT PROFILE
    • 4.2.1 Percentage of Patients that Receive Anesthetic Before Cleaning
    • 4.2.2 Percentage of Patients with Gum Disease
    • 4.2.3 Reasons for Patient Gum Disease
    • 4.2.4 Percentage of Patients Referred to Periodontists
    • 4.2.5 Percentage of Gum Disease Patients versus Referrals
  • 4.3 SCALERS
    • 4.3.1 Scaler Preference by Type
    • 4.3.2 Scaler Preference by Brand
    • 4.3.3 Scaler Preferences by Practice Characteristics
    • 4.3.3.1 Preference by Practice Volume
    • 4.3.4 Insert Brand Preference
  • 4.4 PROPHY PASTE
    • 4.4.1 Brand Preference
    • 4.4.2 Brand Preference by Practice Characteristics
    • 4.4.2.1 Preference by Practice Experience
    • 4.4.3 Patient Flavor Preference and Perceived Difficulties With Product
  • 4.5 FLUORIDE VARNISH
    • 4.5.1 Brand Preference
    • 4.5.2 Factors Influencing Fluoride Varnish Preference
    • 4.5.2.1 Factors Influencing Fluoride Varnish Preference by Brand
    • 4.5.3 Delivery Method for Fluoride Varnish
  • 4.6 FLUORIDE RINSE BRAND PREFERENCE
    • 4.6.1 Preferred Brands
  • 4.7 TEETH WHITENING
    • 4.7.1 Percentage of Patients that Request Teeth Whitening
    • 4.7.2 Chairside versus Take-Home Teeth Whitening Procedures
    • 4.7.3 Chairside Teeth Whitening Brand-Preference

APPENDIX: SURVEY QUESTIONS

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