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the Price of a Dental Cleaning and Check-up

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$ 50
Feb 2008
Phoenix, AZ
Annual cleaning and checkup  more... close row
$ 70
Mar 2008
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Routine dental cleaning  more... close row
$ 135
Mar 2008
Washington, D.C.
Cleaning, x rays and exam  more... close row

Description of service

This visit was for a routine cleaning by the hygienist, bite-wing x-rays, and 6-month exam by the dentist.

Review of Service

I thought the service I received was excellent. The cleaning, which was actually done by a new dentist in the office, was thorough and gentle. The dentist was personable and friendly and made sure I was comfortable. X-rays were performed by an assistant, who did them quickly and efficiently so they did not need to be re-done. Another assistant followed up with brushing and flossing, and she, too, was quick and thorough. In the dental exam, the dentist discovered a small cavity that was not obvious, and he found it by listening to my reactions during the cleaning and looking closely at the x-rays. Some other dentists might easily have missed it. The desk assistant processed my insurance, scheduled my next appointments, and I was out the door within 45 minutes total.


Word-of-mouth referrals are especially useful for finding a dentist, I believe. No one likes to go to a dentist, so they are likely to be honest about their experience. Many dentists also have websites now that can provide useful information, and even more helpful are websites that provide patient feedback about area dentists. The dentist that I see (whom I've seen for several years) I found through personal referral, and I also noticed that he was listed that year as of the "area's best" in a popular local magazine.

$ 62
Oct 2007
Kansas City, Mo
Dental care at a dental college  more... close row
$ 162
Jan 2008
Fort Bragg, CA
Dental check up and x-rays  more... close row
$ 250
Jan 2008
New York, NY
Dentist office like a spa  more... close row
$ 108
Mar 2008
Bridgeport, WV
Bi-annual cleaning and oral evaluation  more... close row
$ 70
Nov 2007
Rocky River, Ohio
Cleaning and exam from the dentist  more... close row
$ 100
Apr 2008
Dearborn MI
Cost for one twice a year dental exam  more... close row
$ 87
Aug 2007
Oakland, CA
Routine check up and cleaning  more... close row
$ 40
Apr 2009
Ashland, Ky
Very pleasant and cheap dental cleaning  more... close row
$ 99
Oct 2007
Boiling Springs, SC
Full check up with x rays and cleaning  more... close row
$ 243
Mar 2008
Grand Rapids, MI
Initial consultation with a new dentist  more... close row
$ 149
Mar 2008
Canton, MI
Full dental exam with x-rays and cleaning  more... close row
$ 1400
Feb 2007
Cleaning, x rays and six fillings  more... close row
$ 400
Jun 2007
Akron, OH
Cleaning, examination, and filling a cavity  more... close row
$ 325
Sep 2007
Ft. Washington, MD
High price for quick view of mouth  more... close row