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Shandris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-06-11 10:42 PM
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14. You have to be very careful though...
I went to a dental school for a pre-exam and to get my teeth pulled, and get dentures. They said it would be $55 each to have my teeth pulled, but that was just with novacaine. Unfortunately, I'm practically immune to the 'caines for some reason (seriously -- my last dentist had to give me 5 shots and I still felt every root twisting and turning, I practically ran off half his customers in the waiting room) so I asked how much it would be to get them pulled when I was asleep.

They told me it was, and I quote, 'a little more expensive. Maybe $90 per tooth or so, I think.'

Imagine my surprise for the $4,800 dentist bill AND the FIFTEEN THOUSAND DOLLAR HOSPITAL BILL (!!). AT A UNIVERSITY, with a STUDENT DENTIST!

When I asked about Financial Aid, I was told -repeatedly- that there was none, by the person that the dentist told me was the only one who knew about payments.

Eventually I discovered that they'd changed the name of the 'Financial Aid' office to something completely unrelated (The Office of Financial Cycle Recurrency) and, unless you specifically ask for that office, they're not supposed to tell you it exists, but in a technical sense, there IS no 'Financial Aid' office.
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  -Going to the dental school to have dental work done Major Nikon  Nov-06-11 11:20 AM   #0 
  - it's your choice, the "bummer" or the low price high quality treatment. went to a school myself so  msongs   Nov-06-11 12:41 PM   #1 
  - So that's about 1/6th  Turbineguy   Nov-06-11 01:10 PM   #2 
  - The next previous filling cost $250 at a regular dentist  Major Nikon   Nov-06-11 01:16 PM   #4 
  - Been going to UCLA dental school for 20 years.  A-Schwarzenegger   Nov-06-11 01:11 PM   #3 
  - it's good to know about this option. My dentists are all UCLA grads. If  Liberal_in_LA   Nov-06-11 10:36 PM   #13 
  - Many dentist live in fancier houses than MD's. Just the opposite from  demosincebirth   Nov-06-11 01:22 PM   #5 
  - Before you start juding dentist and their life style let me give you some facts:  southernyankeebelle   Nov-06-11 01:45 PM   #8 
  - Charging 1300 bucks for a crown and some dentist make 'em right  demosincebirth   Nov-06-11 09:01 PM   #9 
     - My crowns are gold and gold ain't cheap  REP   Nov-06-11 09:49 PM   #12 
        - Unless you have insurance, you pay up front. If you are unemployed or  demosincebirth   Nov-07-11 12:32 AM   #18 
  - With a reasonable student and decent faculty  PCIntern   Nov-06-11 01:28 PM   #6 
  - Always got excellent care at the dental school.  BiggJawn   Nov-06-11 01:39 PM   #7 
  - I printing this out...  femrap   Nov-06-11 09:24 PM   #10 
  - Temple U is awesome  jberryhill   Nov-06-11 09:24 PM   #11 
  - You have to be very careful though...  Shandris   Nov-06-11 10:42 PM   #14 
  - when our kids were small we  SwampG8r   Nov-06-11 11:22 PM   #15 
  - Dental Work Done by Real Dentists  SoDesuKa   Nov-07-11 12:22 AM   #16 
  - Enjoy it while you can. State/federal funding cutbacks will send the prices higher.  Laluchacontinua   Nov-07-11 12:29 AM   #17 

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