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  • MPMD
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    Originally posted by Bdoc View Post
    The hygenist recommends a "deep clean" that is conveniently not covered by my insurance and costs 1800$ out of pocket.
    "it's a 'no' for me dog."
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  • Bdoc
    started a topic lack of trust in medical/dental profession

    lack of trust in medical/dental profession

    So this is stemming from my recent visit to the dentist and my reading the many discussions here about dental xrays and possible un-needed procedures. i would first like to say this is not a dig against only dentists as I trust my fellow MDs just as much.

    First i will talk about my fellow MDs. Orthos have been the big culprit for myself and my friends. I know multiple experiences where myself and other people have gone to orthos with MRI results already done of either a shoulder or back for chronic pain and without even seeing the doctor, the office demands an xray. This is a complete money grab that even my non MD friends can identify and im honestly appalled. (one payed 300$ out of pocket for it bc he doesnt have insurance).

    Now, onto my recent experience at the dentist. I am not the most compliant dental patient but have never had a cavity or any surgery. They did xrays and found an asymptomatic cavity(great! Fix it before it becomes a problem) Now here is where i become skeptical. The hygenist recommends a "deep clean" that is conveniently not covered by my insurance and costs 1800$ out of pocket. My initial reaction was wow, my teeth are disgusting and i should definitely do it, but then i thought about it. Medicine/dentistry is now a business. $$ trumps everything and they might be possibly trying to gouge me. That realization really bothered me and which is why im posting here. I truly did not trust her recommendation. Does anyone else feel this way?


    Also, they are doing a laser clean next week. I have never heard of it but maybe thats the new standard and i dont go to the dentist enough to know.
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