Practice Philosophy of Your General Dentist in Lincoln CA
A lot of talk has been made of the term "access to care" and "affordability of care" in the current health care debates. Dentistry has been wrestling with these issues a long time. There are so many treatment options available to solve current dental needs, it is a shame that so many people can't afford the care they need. Each dentist has to decide how they will or will not help to solve this problem.
As an office, we have made a decision about the cost of dental care. It is too expensive! We cannot eliminate this problem altogether but we can lower our fees to make it more affordable for OUR patients. When I came to this office the fee schedule was quite a bit higher than I expected. We decided immediately to lower the fees for all major procedures. For example, the fee for a single implant was reduced from $1700 to $1050, a 40% decrease. My hope is that this will be helpful in making procedures more affordable for more people while leaving money available for other of life's demanding expenses.