About a month ago I had an abcessed tooth. I didn’t have a regular dentist so I picked one and scheduled an appt. I knew going in what he was going to say, and what he would suggest; namely have my lower teeth yanked and get a denture. They took x-rays, and in walked a man with an arrogance, Philbin and the nitwits could only dream of possessing. He’d cut me off everytime I asked a question; told me what I had to do, what miracles he could work, etc, etc. The defining moment (aside from the cost which I’ll get to in a minute) was him telling me I could have all 16 lower teeth pulled with a local and laughing gas and what I’d save by not spending money by being put to sleep I could spend on having posts put in. Again I’d ask a question and he’d say, don’t interrupt. He begrudgingly wrote a scrip for amoxycillin and when I was getting my paperwork, the total for everything was 25,654. AFTER my insurance paid it’s share.
Cut to dentist 2. I see him today, and he asks me questions and listens! I explain everything dentist #1 said, what I wanted and he said, “We can work with you on this.” I’ll be getting my teeth pulled in October, by an oral while knocked out-which D2 suggested-and the total for a lower AFTER insurance is 650 bucks. He had samples and photos of the work he’s done and it’s excellent. The extractions will cost about 1800 bucks roughly-a big difference from the 25K from D1.
By listening to my concerns, showing me his work, and answering all of my questions, D2 is someone I’ll be recommending to anyone who needs a dentist.
The nitwits can take a lesson from this.