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Bonobo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 10:53 AM
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26. Too bad so many dentists don't accept dental plans...
Or it wouldn't have to come to that.

Insurance companies often sell dental policies that are a rip off and few dentists join.

Many rip offs out there.

I heard it was because 30 years ago or so when private insurance started taking off, dentists didn't want to join because they didn't want to have prices dictated to them.
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  -About the poor guy who died from a toothache: PCIntern  Sep-04-11 09:09 AM   #0 
  - It is a shame more don't follow your example  n2doc   Sep-04-11 09:10 AM   #1 
  - I'm in Canada and I don't have dental coverage  laundry_queen   Sep-04-11 11:33 AM   #36 
  - PC Intern, for everyone of you there are too many who don't. I  roguevalley   Sep-04-11 01:13 PM   #46 
  - One -thank you for all you do for your patients  XanaDUer   Sep-04-11 09:13 AM   #2 
  - The painkillers were $3, the antibiotics $27 according to the original article  csziggy   Sep-04-11 11:29 AM   #34 
     - how does somebody not have $27 or not know how to get help?  hfojvt   Sep-04-11 03:47 PM   #71 
        - I grew up surrounded by people who couldn't scrape together the money for toilet paper.  Gormy Cuss   Sep-04-11 05:25 PM   #81 
        - A lot of places  PSzymeczek   Sep-04-11 06:59 PM   #84 
        - Most people are unaware of the resources available to them  csziggy   Sep-04-11 10:24 PM   #97 
        - Got a spare Armadillo? Why would you refuse to give me an armadillo?  The Doctor.   Sep-05-11 12:31 AM   #100 
  - Thanks. Good to know folks like you still exist.  RagAss   Sep-04-11 09:15 AM   #3 
  - Good on you, PCIntern...Kudos  hlthe2b   Sep-04-11 09:16 AM   #4 
  - As a person that has massive dental work I know what a Gift that is.  orpupilofnature57   Sep-04-11 09:16 AM   #5 
  - Sounds like you have a conscience  durablend   Sep-04-11 09:17 AM   #6 
  - There are plenty of dentists like that...  TygrBright   Sep-04-11 09:30 AM   #10 
     - So does mine.  XanaDUer   Sep-04-11 09:35 AM   #12 
  - When I attempt to get a simple cleaning, the dentist wants me to get expensive  mfcorey1   Sep-04-11 09:18 AM   #7 
  - We need more healthcare providers like you, PC Intern.  REACTIVATED IN CT   Sep-04-11 09:20 AM   #8 
  - Another kudos....  pipi_k   Sep-04-11 09:30 AM   #9 
  - I was once sitting in the waiting room of a dental office when I  LibDemAlways   Sep-04-11 11:21 AM   #29 
  - Our clinic provides reduced cost and/or free services to about 10% of our patients.  MedicalAdmin   Sep-05-11 08:54 AM   #111 
  - As you do unto the least of these so you do unto me..  Fumesucker   Sep-04-11 09:34 AM   #11 
  - You write this so matter of factly, but this is a very moving OP.  elocs   Sep-04-11 09:38 AM   #13 
  - Wow. I don't even know what to say besides  muffin1   Sep-04-11 09:39 AM   #14 
  - A big "THANK YOU" for what you do. nt  NorthCarolina   Sep-04-11 09:42 AM   #15 
  - Harsh american reality  LadyInAZ   Sep-04-11 09:49 AM   #16 
  - Thank you for your good works and for your good example.  Pooka Fey   Sep-04-11 09:49 AM   #17 
  - Even so, the lack of coverage promotes bad habits about check-ups...  JHB   Sep-04-11 09:51 AM   #18 
  - Regular check-ups?  Shandris   Sep-04-11 02:31 PM   #57 
     - Precisely.  JHB   Sep-04-11 04:07 PM   #74 
  - Bless you. n/t  Betsy Ross   Sep-04-11 09:51 AM   #19 
  - Thank you. That's all I got.  Chorophyll   Sep-04-11 09:52 AM   #20 
  - I love you.  LaydeeBug   Sep-04-11 09:52 AM   #21 
  - The words of a true medical professional.  NutmegYankee   Sep-04-11 09:54 AM   #22 
  - I edited to include a most important, but untyped(!) 'NOT'  PCIntern   Sep-04-11 10:10 AM   #23 
  - Thank you for everything you do!  Joe Bacon   Sep-05-11 12:58 AM   #102 
  - When I was in college a guy told me he did his own dental work!  Generic Other   Sep-04-11 10:25 AM   #24 
  - It's actually a part of emergency dentistry in the wild.  bengalherder   Sep-04-11 12:56 PM   #42 
  - Thank you for this.  MuseRider   Sep-04-11 10:50 AM   #25 
  - That sig pic is awesome!!!  proud2BlibKansan   Sep-04-11 02:22 PM   #52 
     - :) n/t  MuseRider   Sep-04-11 03:15 PM   #63 
        - +1 For the perfect picture worth a thousand words. nt  ooglymoogly   Sep-04-11 05:06 PM   #77 
  - Too bad so many dentists don't accept dental plans...  Bonobo   Sep-04-11 10:53 AM   #26 
  - this whole dental business is so complex:  PCIntern   Sep-04-11 10:56 AM   #27 
  - You're great!  lunatica   Sep-04-11 11:04 AM   #28 
  - Thank you for what you are doing. k&r for your kindness.  Little Star   Sep-04-11 11:24 AM   #30 
  - You are a real doctor.  Octafish   Sep-04-11 11:26 AM   #31 
  - This is the most heroic thing I've heard of in a while. n/t k/r  the_chinuk   Sep-04-11 11:27 AM   #32 
  - My dad is a Dentist.  AsahinaKimi   Sep-04-11 11:29 AM   #33 
  - Oh my God, a really nice guy! Thanks, you renew my faith and save lives!  webDude   Sep-04-11 11:31 AM   #35 
  - You set a wonderful example.  Enthusiast   Sep-04-11 11:41 AM   #37 
  - Mother Teresa said "If you can't feed a hundred mouths,  gateley   Sep-04-11 12:33 PM   #38 
  - It's what I would have expected of you and supports that over time  Mira   Sep-04-11 12:45 PM   #39 
  - It happens frequently and has been happening for a long time  grantcart   Sep-04-11 12:50 PM   #40 
  - It's a senseless tragedy NM  evilDonkey   Sep-04-11 12:53 PM   #41 
  - You are doing something that earns my respect instantly.  Rex   Sep-04-11 12:57 PM   #43 
  - Hearts...  Hepburn   Sep-04-11 12:58 PM   #44 
  - I love you!  Raschel   Sep-04-11 01:12 PM   #45 
  - You are a hero.  Hawkowl   Sep-04-11 01:26 PM   #47 
  - Thank you, PCIntern. There are no  Kind of Blue   Sep-04-11 01:37 PM   #48 
  - you're welcome to everyone...just some info:  PCIntern   Sep-04-11 01:45 PM   #49 
  - You're awesome.  blueamy66   Sep-04-11 01:45 PM   #50 
  - thank you for saving lives and for setting an example for all of us.  spooky3   Sep-04-11 02:21 PM   #51 
  - Great to know there are still people like you in  Zoigal   Sep-04-11 02:23 PM   #53 
  - Thank you.  Solly Mack   Sep-04-11 02:25 PM   #54 
  - blessings to you, pcintern  shanti   Sep-04-11 02:26 PM   #55 
  - Bless you  treestar   Sep-04-11 02:30 PM   #56 
  - I applaud you, dear sir. May more dentists and doctors follow your example.  earcandle   Sep-04-11 02:47 PM   #58 
  - This was the best post I read all day.  CrispyQ   Sep-04-11 02:53 PM   #59 
  - Thank you! I admire you and wish there were more people like you.  highplainsdem   Sep-04-11 02:53 PM   #60 
  - I wish there were more people like you.  uberblonde   Sep-04-11 03:02 PM   #61 
  - If we had real universal health care  humbled_opinion   Sep-04-11 03:12 PM   #62 
  - Thank you for what you do!  sabrina 1   Sep-04-11 03:16 PM   #64 
  - While you are awesome,  TBF   Sep-04-11 03:28 PM   #65 
  - Yes, absolutely...n/t  PCIntern   Sep-04-11 03:39 PM   #67 
  - K&R  dajoki   Sep-04-11 03:36 PM   #66 
  - That's good that you do that.  Cleita   Sep-04-11 03:42 PM   #68 
  - fine with me...meanwhile, nobody's gonna die from this under my aegis. n/t  PCIntern   Sep-04-11 03:44 PM   #69 
  - I hate that our health system has been reduced to this  southmost   Sep-04-11 03:46 PM   #70 
  - You're a good person. /nt  October   Sep-04-11 03:57 PM   #72 
  - I Wish There Were Like You  Irishonly   Sep-04-11 04:02 PM   #73 
  - you are a good person, you can carry that to the grave  onethatcares   Sep-04-11 04:21 PM   #75 
  - Aren't there a lot of antibiotics out there that only cost $4? I know my daughter had a rash on her  madmom   Sep-04-11 04:43 PM   #76 
  - Local grocery chain Giant Eagle antibiotics are free PA OH WV  RamboLiberal   Sep-04-11 05:08 PM   #78 
  - You make me cry. Some days, you just hope there are people like you  Curmudgeoness   Sep-04-11 05:10 PM   #79 
  - you sound like a good man.  dionysus   Sep-04-11 05:16 PM   #80 
  - Happy to give rec #200  JohnnyLib2   Sep-04-11 06:21 PM   #82 
  - Thank you. I've taken care of too many  Warpy   Sep-04-11 06:27 PM   #83 
  - K&R  FourScore   Sep-04-11 07:06 PM   #85 
  - K&R - I feel like there's millions of us who have no funds to care for horrible teeth. Thanks for  Divine Discontent   Sep-04-11 07:07 PM   #86 
  - A hearty K&R  pengillian101   Sep-04-11 08:48 PM   #87 
  - Bless you, truly and thank you. It's good  chill_wind   Sep-04-11 08:49 PM   #88 
  - That is very kind of you. I at this moment have a tooth I'm waiting to get loose enough to pull.  DrunkenBoat   Sep-04-11 08:55 PM   #89 
  - You're a good man and a true healer, PCIntern n/t  dflprincess   Sep-04-11 09:11 PM   #90 
  - Please continue posting rambling POS posts here at DU- when you get time  NBachers   Sep-04-11 09:23 PM   #91 
  - Thanks for caring about people.  Renew Deal   Sep-04-11 09:46 PM   #92 
  - Thanks.  JDPriestly   Sep-04-11 09:59 PM   #93 
  - PC- you have my undying respect.  w8liftinglady   Sep-04-11 10:01 PM   #94 
  - You're a mensch!  tilsammans   Sep-04-11 10:09 PM   #95 
  - PCIntern,  Brigid   Sep-04-11 10:18 PM   #96 
  - Too bad you are not in Ohio. However I have enough broken, jagged teeth  sunwyn   Sep-04-11 11:36 PM   #98 
  - Thank you for what you do!  Critters2   Sep-04-11 11:45 PM   #99 
  - That is still one of the bones I have to pick with the Govt since I was told when I enlisted and  sce56   Sep-05-11 12:44 AM   #101 
  - Lord love ya!  pengillian101   Sep-05-11 02:00 AM   #104 
  - you will be remembered for the help you provide for those in need....  madrchsod   Sep-05-11 01:56 AM   #103 
  - Thank you for being a good person  gunnergoz   Sep-05-11 02:28 AM   #105 
  - there was a time when I was  melm00se   Sep-05-11 05:51 AM   #106 
  - Godspeed to you.  geckosfeet   Sep-05-11 06:27 AM   #107 
  - Medicaid will pay for tooth extraction. Most working people can afford to pay for it.  Honeycombe8   Sep-05-11 08:06 AM   #108 
  - You are a one of the good ones. A rare gem. k&r  Tuesday Afternoon   Sep-05-11 08:28 AM   #109 
  - If anyone here is in the same situation,  bvar22   Sep-05-11 08:43 AM   #110 

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