Dental cleaning/exam: how much do you pay?
How much do you pay for a routine dental visit: cleaning and exam? I'm looking for a reality check. I've been seeing the same dentist, in Elmwood, for about 8 years, and really like them. But, I'm starting to wonder if this office's rates are abnormally high. I don't have dental insurance right now, and paid $170 out of pocket yesterday for a cleaning and (short) exam. At a previous visit, I asked if they have a cash price for those without insurance and the receptionist looked at me like I was crazy. When I did have insurance, the insurance only covered a "usual and customary" amount and this office's charges were above that, so I still had to pay some out of pocket for routine care. Would love to hear if these charges seem to be in line with what you pay. Thanks.