We need the government to reform ALL DENTISTS

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Can someone explain to me how I go to a medical Doctor and have a exam, blood work panel done and only pay a $10 copay...But you go to any Dentist and you leave with no money left, they would steal your pants if they could. The dental industry is not regulated like the medical field is..The Dental industry sets extremely high rates and makes it impossible for the average person to receive dental care..I have dental insurance (Aetna) and I still cannot afford proper dental care. As Jerry Seinfeld once quipped " you know what a dentist is? Someone who failed out of Medical school....I really believe he may be right. I am lucky to have good medical insurance. This year I had to visit a cardiologist and received a battery of tests for my heart...My out of pocket was less than $50. I have an upper partial denture due to the incompetence of not 1, 2 but 3 dentists. I don't want to go into this long story but one dentist after another screwed up. So I really hate this partial so my former dentist says it would be a great idea to put an implant in and the denture would be secured with no paste needed..This was in January of 2016. The cost of this implant NOT covered by dental insurance was $1700. I had to wait the 4 months for it to heal and when I went back to have the attachment put on the partial (I was very excited to finally have this damn partial secured) I arrive and the dentist says it did not heal well and begins to put another implant right next to the failed one..I was beyond angered. So I finally had it with this dentist who attempted to put a crown on the tooth next to the left front tooth. He told me that the dentist that had put the crown in did not make the post long enough! So he made another post and put the crown back in, costing me another 900 bucks. So the crown kept coming out 5 times, yes 5 times and he could not figure out why it would not stay in......I must regress, my front left tooth I noticed was feeling thinner on the bottom of the tooth and I told him on at least 3 different occasions that I felt he needed to do something or the tooth would crack in half...He told me each time "the tooth has good structure and nothing needs to be done." Well a couple of months later, yes you guessed it the tooth cracked in half and this Idiot dentist cost me another thousand bucks. He tried to fuse the left front cap with the cap next to it that kept coming out and it did not work.....So I had it with this guy..I go to another Dentist closer to home in hope of having the new implant secured to my partial. The new dentist tells me the botched implant is infected and is ruining the other implant and it will cost me $800. to remove the bad implant! I almost fell out of the chair....They are all crooks not regulated by anyone.
    Back on point, there needs to be a big change in Dental health, and insurance company's. These guys are not Doctors yet they overcharge customers and set prices that really only the rich can afford. The Government needs to step in and control these out of controls crooks. People should be able to go to the dentis and be able to afford insurance. The insurance company's inturn should regulate what the charge is for each procedure and the patient should have a co-pay, even if it's like a hundred bucks.....Why are doctors controlled by insurance and not these crooked dentists? Something needs to be done so the normal person can just be given the chance to eat and talk naturally ......Something needs to be done sooner rather than later....
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inertia40

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Posted 3 years ago

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joan rosenblatt

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So sorry but I agree with you.  It the gift that just keeps on giving.  We are at their mercy. I also have had my share of dentists and dentures made.  Unfortunately if you don't have insurance it costs a lot of money and even if you have insurance it does not cover a lot of dental procedures. 
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DATSUN 260Z

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I think I will just be a smarter Consumer. Leave the Government out of my mouth  http://www.cbsnews.com/news/is-your-dentist-ripping-you-off/
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Even with insurance it doesn't do any good, here i have an entire youtube channel and forum trying to do something about this.
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDhCiZgxlzCzXH6H2fj9ZHg
www.denturebs.com

Someone needs to put a stop to this shit.
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Nemo Bob

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Noo thanks. Anything the government touches just gets worse and worse. The government isn't the answer to problems, government IS usually the problem.
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inertia40

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so do nothing and continue to have Americans suffer? That is not an answer..