Nope. Dentistry is sadly going downhill quickly. Some of the dinosaurs still cling to the ideals of high quality service, standards, and care for dental work. But I think that for the bulk of the profession, to preserve margins many dentists will try to cut costs. To compete, they will cut fees. They contend with Medicare, health insurance companies, the State and Fed government schemes, which all push for lower fees. IR laws & new taxes/levies are, like every other small business continuously raising costs. Work gets sent overseas, appointments are shortened... Dentists make a comfortable living, as service providers. Apart from David Penn and a few other amazing dental business men, they are certainly not entrepreneurs. And if the public want it cheaper still, they will end up getting exactly what they deserve. Cheap dentistry, just like cheap anything is not designed to last or serve well.
Not my experience.
Mine charged me $320.00 for a clean (45 mins with dental hygenist) and a blow through inspection..."yes you have teeth".
All very slick and ultra professional.
I pay and still come back time and again.
Do I think it is worth it...ummmm not sure - but I keep on paying.
I think I am just too lazy to shop around.
If they piss me off or fuck up a job then that may happen.
Would I go to Thailand or the Phillipines for major dental work.... I don't think so.
But I don't feel sorry for my Dentists wallet.