The dentist is a professional service, they charge whatever they can get
away with. Supply and demand seems to control that.
I lost my dentist and was lazy in finding a new one, then I managed to
break a tooth during my accident last summer. My wife had just signed
me on her company dental plan so she picked a new dentist from their
list and I went. I had an initial visit, then I went back to have the
tooth fixed (bonding) and had x-rays taken. I had a big cavity in one
molar left from a deteriorated filling so I needed a crown. I came back
for visit 3 for the crown preparation, then visit 4 to have the crown
installed. I needed a "deep cleaning" so I had to schedule visits 5 and
6 for that. That's 6 visits in about 3 months. Some was paid by
insurance, the rest went on our credit card. I know it was expensive
but I don't think we were charged anything out of the ordinary.
The new dentist isn't very old but she has built a pretty good practice
in 4 or 5 years, so she is doing pretty good.
> My first wife worked for a dentist. They are like chiropractors -- you will
> never stop coming back no matter how little you need their "services". The
> more often, the better.
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