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$130 for a check up!!!? ????

Old Nov 23rd 2004, 12:17 am
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This may seem like a odd question but since moving to Canada a few months ago I would like to get a dental checkup etc and to my horror without insurance I found I could pay up to $130 for a checkup and an additional $150 :for a clean!

is this normal?????

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Old Nov 23rd 2004, 5:47 am
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Default Re: $130 for a check up!!!? ????

Originally Posted by British_boi_212121
This may seem like a odd question but since moving to Canada a few months ago I would like to get a dental checkup etc and to my horror without insurance I found I could pay up to $130 for a checkup and an additional $150 :for a clean!

is this normal?????

Thanks

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In 2000, I paid $249 for the services you describe.
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Originally Posted by British_boi_212121
I could pay up to $130 for a checkup and an additional $150 :for a clean!

is this normal?????
Actually, it sounds like a pretty good deal!


Dental work is pricey, that's for sure. If you want a far less expensive option and you have the time and patience (and the nerve!) you may want to check out a 'dental clinic' at a local college or university (where ever they train dental hygienists where you live). Basically you get a free or very cheap dental check up and clean in exchange for being 'a practice patient' for the students.
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That sounds about right. What do you have to pay for a similar dental treatment in England?
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Default Re: $130 for a check up!!!? ????

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That sounds about right. What do you have to pay for a similar dental treatment in England?
Had mine checked and polished last week, cost £38.00 and I'm a private patient as our dentist will only see the children on the N.H.S. or people on benefits. When I was on the N.H.S. is was only about ten pounds less than this.

Last year I had to have a root canal work on one tooth and topped with a composit filling and that cost £220. Topped with amalgum it would have been £200 and both these prices were with an N.H.S. discount.
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Originally Posted by lizwil98
That sounds about right. What do you have to pay for a similar dental treatment in England?
in england, ive paid anywhere between £50 and £100 for a checkup and clean... all on private as i wasnt too impressed with the only NHS dentist available in my area. luckily i didnt need any other sort of work!!
 

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