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the Price of a Dental Cleaning and Check-up

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Location 
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$ 50
Feb 2008
Phoenix, AZ
Annual cleaning and checkup  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
$ 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
$ 62
Oct 2007
Kansas City, Mo
Dental care at a dental college  more... close row

Description of service

Being in need of some dental care, I asked around among friends about dentists, since the one I had been using I guess had retired. I could no longer find him in the phone book. Someone recommended the dental college to me. He said the prices were great and it was very convenient to where I live. I had several things done, but I will address just one, a filling. The filling I had done was a standard, non-cosmetic (silver, rather than the more expensive white) since it was going in the back on the top.


Review of Service

There is not enough room here for me to list all the complaints I have, so I'll hit the high points. First, it took a year to get in. And then I didn't get in through normal means. I knew somebody who knew somebody. Fortunately, I didn't have anything that hurt. Second, it became clear when I finally did get to see an intern, that they have their own agendas. They must fulfill a certain number of requirements for individual things. This was OK with me since I didn't doubt that the things that were proposed were beneficial to me, but there was a reluctance on the part of the intern to address the problem that originally brought me there. As for the filling that I mentioned, it was $12.00 more than it would have been at a full-fledged dentist. That was the las time I went in.


Tips

If you have a similar facility in your city it will probably be difficult to get a price estimate out of them before you go in. But try to get a general price on something like a filling, or root canal. Unless the savings are substantial, the inconvenience encountered is not worth it.


$ 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
$ 40
Apr 2009
Ashland, Ky
Very pleasant and cheap dental cleaning  more... close row
$ 87
Aug 2007
Oakland, CA
Routine check up and cleaning  more... close row
$ 99
Oct 2007
Boiling Springs, SC
Full check up with x rays and cleaning  more... close row
$ 1400
Feb 2007
Coopersburg,PA
Cleaning, x rays and six fillings  more... close row
$ 400
Jun 2007
Akron, OH
Cleaning, examination, and filling a cavity  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
$ 325
Sep 2007
Ft. Washington, MD
High price for quick view of mouth  more... close row