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What is the most you ever paid for dental care?

  1. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image99
    TIMETRAVELER2posted 2 years ago

    What is the most you ever paid for dental care?

  2. Kristen Howe profile image91
    Kristen Howeposted 2 years ago

    $101 for cleaning as of June. It used to be $99 last year for out-of-pocket paid expenses for Spenddown.

  3. Don Bobbitt profile image95
    Don Bobbittposted 2 years ago

    The Dental industry is the last great bastion of legalized crooks.
    We live in a nation where you have cheap dental coverage when you're young and don't need it. But when you retire, there you are, uninsured and with your highest costs of your dental life. DON

    1. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image99
      TIMETRAVELER2posted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Dentists, lawyers, health insurers and politicians all are out to get the elderly...no question!

  4. Au fait profile image92
    Au faitposted 2 years ago

    Back in 1995 I paid $1500 for a bridge.  Imagine what that would cost today!  And it was plenty at the time.  I think it was 2007 that I got my last crown for $1800.  Since then only extractions for $100 - 200.

    Like all professionals, dentists have a lot of overhead to pay -- for rent, utilities, staff, and who knows what all to run an office. 

    However, if any of them can afford $50,000 + to travel to Zimbabwe to kill an animal to decorate their wall with, and can afford several of these creatures, then they are charging their customers too much, and not contributing enough to charity -- not to mention having very bad taste in wall decor.

  5. lisavollrath profile image97
    lisavollrathposted 2 years ago

    $2,500 for a root canal and crown, plus $800 to the oral surgeon for a crown lengthening. The dentist offered to connect me with their finance company. Apparently, in this practice, high bills happen often enough that they have a regular relationship with a finance company.

    My big gripe with the dentists in my area is that they are heavily upselling cosmetic services. Every single time I go in, some assistant walks in to try to talk me into whitening. I'm trying to keep my teeth in my head, and they're talking to me about whitening? What a racket.

    1. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image99
      TIMETRAVELER2posted 2 years agoin reply to this

      If you do some research you will see that this is not just happening in your area...it's happening just about everywhere, and it's disgusting!

 
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