Watch your teeth: Dentists’ diagnoses and costs change widely opposite Canada

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Oct 20 2012

CBC Marketplace has confirmed what many of us have been suspecting for some time: Dental costs and endorsed procedures change widely opposite a country.

A CBC researcher named Theresa visited 20 dentists’ offices, tiny and large, opposite Toronto and Vancouver. Upon tallying a endorsed treatments, Theresa found she had been quoted dental procedures trimming from $114 to $11,931.

Prior to her visits, dental experts suggested “only a few cleanings and presumably a crown,” CBC reported. This didn’t stop dentists from recommending all from night guards to base canals and finish “smile makeovers” involving costly veneers.

Dentist and author of Confessions of a Former Cosmetic Dentist, Dr. Michael Zuk of Red Deer, Alberta, told a news module that dentists mostly ride to a veneers as a “cure-all” solution, partially for mercantile reasons, “trying to make $30,000 to $40,000 in cases that unequivocally don’t need a treatment.”

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