Have you ever wondered if your dentist is scamming you?

Jump to Last Post 1-4 of 4 discussions (6 posts)
  1. amiebutchko profile image85
    amiebutchkoposted 4 years ago

    Have you ever wondered if your dentist is scamming you?

    I just seem to notice that every time I go to the dentist there seems to be another trumped up reason why I need work done.  As well, my children always seem to be needing xrays, sealants... have cavities between teeth although their brushing habits are termed "excellent."  Is there any way to know if the expenses are needed or just pre-cautionary and can wait?  It just is so much money every time we go!

  2. Aime F profile image82
    Aime Fposted 4 years ago

    Can't say that I have.

    Brushing doesn't prevent cavities between teeth nearly as effectively as flossing. As someone who does a pretty good job of brushing but fails hard at remembering to floss, I can certainly attest to that. All of my cavities have been between teeth.

    I do think they probably try to do as much for you as they possibly can, but that's business. I don't think they make up issues.

    1. amiebutchko profile image85
      amiebutchkoposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks, Aime.  You feel like a failure when your kids get cavities!!!!!!!  I appreciate your thoughts.  Getting them to floss will be even harder than getting them to brush regularly, but I know I have to just follow them around and nag, nag, nag!

  3. Kathleen Odenthal profile image94
    Kathleen Odenthalposted 4 years ago

    I havent wondered. I knew for a fact my dentist scammed me. He kept finding new things he needed to fix, and then when I got my statement from my insurance company showing that he billed TWICE for all procedures he did.

    Worst of all, he lived in my apartment building. Oh man, he had messed with the wrong lady!

    My advice, ALWAYS get a second opinion when it comes to any medical field. Or anything actually.

    1. amiebutchko profile image85
      amiebutchkoposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks!  I suspect the same thing goes on all over.  Why wouldn't they bill and bill if they can?  We are kind of at their mercy unless we get second opinions, which is time consuming and costly.  SIGH.

  4. Penny G profile image70
    Penny Gposted 4 years ago

    Yep. Ok I actually changed Dentists because of this. I Needed a cap, no root canal though. The Dentist had a receptionist who tried to get me to pay an extra 200.00 under the table for a gold cap, which is covered at no extra charge by my insurance. I called the Insurance company they were upset. I called the Dentist he knew nothing about it. This all happened after my Dentist before insisted on fire filing a tooth, that was ok but an old filling. Then it hurt which it did not before. Then it had to be capped! Then this scam yikes be careful. Check it out go somewhere else. My last Dentist billed my insurance for stuff I never had done. I am sick of this!


This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

Show Details
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)