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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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