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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
$ 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
$ 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
$ 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
$ 149
Mar 2008
Canton, MI
Full dental exam with x-rays and cleaning  more... close row

Description of service

The service was a full dental exam with x-rays, 18 films (I believe this is standard practice) and a typical 6 month cleaning. This also included a credit towards future dental work of $100 and a consultation with the dentist regarding any dental work that needed to be done or additional concerns.

Review of Service

The service was excellent. At first I was apprehensive because I found this dentist through an online search in my zip code. After calling several places and getting quotes as high as $190 for the same service, I found this office. I don't have insurance so anything over $100 was out of the question. This office happened to be running a special for patients that included both the cleaning and exam for a very low price. Lower than I had found through my phone calls for even one of the services. The hygienist was very knowledgeable, the receptionist was friendly, and the dentist gave a full consultation. There was virtually no sales push for extras such as teeth whitening, which I have encountered at other dentist offices. However, if I had questions regarding any additional services, the staff was very helpful in fully explaining the benefits, cost, and risks involved.


My suggestion is to make as many phone calls as necessary to find the best price. First I had called the Dentist office that I drive by on my way to work every day, which happened to charge the highest price. But instead of making the appointment out of convenience, I made as many calls as it took to find the best value. Don't pay extra for convenience if you don't have to!!

$ 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
$ 243
Mar 2008
Grand Rapids, MI
Initial consultation with a new dentist  more... close row
$ 325
Sep 2007
Ft. Washington, MD
High price for quick view of mouth  more... close row