HERE IS ONE WAY YOU ARE BEING RIPPED OFF BY DENTISTS

Chinese Price list

You want to see how easily a greedy dentist can rip you off? Have a look at this 2013 price list from one Chinese lab (there are hundreds more just like this one), and you’ll see crowns from just $25. Thousands upon thousands of dentists (perhaps yours too) are secretly buying these crowns behind their patients’ backs…while charging their poor victims (I mean, patients) $2,000, and often even more.

This rampant profiteering greed is an absolute disgrace…and the fact that the Australian Dental Association (ADA) says nothing to dentists to stop doing it, or to the public to inform (or even better, warn) the public about it, goes to show you exactly who it is that the ADA really seems to care about. And it is definitely NOT you, that’s for sure.

Ring the ADA on +61 2 9906 4412 (don’t email because they’ll just delete it), be angry, and register your strongest possible complaint. Get your friends to ring too, because this appalling greed MUST be stopped. If it’s not, then it is YOU (and your kids) who will be paying the costs, and suffering the terrible consequences for a very long time to come.

The very best way to find a decent and honest dentist that will not secretly sell you these Chinese crowns is……talk to the technicians (in your area) and ask them to help you find one. You can also ring a group called OHPA (02 8006 1916) that is full of Aussie technicians – or, perhaps you may wish to visit dentalaware.com.au, where you will see a list of Aussie dentists you should consider contacting.

Like the Title says – Here is one way greed-driven dentists are ripping you off, but it’s far from the only way. More to come later about this, so stay tuned.

Good luck, and please email or blog for more information.

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      Thank you for your interest in openwidebook.com, and for taking your time to write to me.

      You’re correct, there is nowhere else you can find the type of dental information I am providing. That’s because the vast majority of dentists do not want you to know all their secrets.

      As you’re no doubt aware, when you go to a dentist you are completely dis-empowered – you just sit in their chair and must leave everything to the dentist. Sadly, all too often (but not always), they will do things in their best interests rather than yours. Ever heard of dental over-servicing…I bet you have. If you want, read about some atrocious over-servicing in OPEN WIDE – What your dentist won’t tell you. You’ll shake your head in disgust at, not only the over-servicing, but how they’re allowed to get away with it.

      People generally are now well informed about many issues, but not with dentistry – so now is the time to rectify that; and I am doing my best to assist in real positive and beneficial change in the best interests of individual patients, and the broader public.

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      Thanks very much for your interest in OPEN WIDE – What your dentist won’t tell you and for visiting openwidebook.com.

      I’m more than happy to provide you with as much good dental information as possible. The issue (from my dental perspective) is what people actually want to know. Dentistry is a very closed, and also a very taboo topic. Few people speak of it in their daily lives, and when they do, it is usually with fear. As you know, most people have absolutely no idea about anything ‘teeth related’… which means they are forced to leave everything to the dentist. And that means they do not know the right questions to ask.

      Sometimes that is fine – if they’re lucky enough to actually find a genuinely good dentist – but the truth is they are much much rarer than what people realise. For everybody else who believes they have a good dentist but don’t realise they don’t (because of the lack of information), leaving it all to that dentist can mean dental disaster for the patient.

      Anything you’d like to know, please ask. If I cannot give you a good enough answer on any given topic, I’ll suggest someone else who may know more.

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      Perhaps we’ll speak again, anytime at all is fine for me.

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      Hi Kristopher,
      Thank you for visiting openwidebook.com….and for taking the time to write to me.

      Thank also for your encouraging words.

      Dentistry is a very feared and taboo subject….and it is interesting that recently I was chatting with friends and I said to them that people are most happy to tell others about the things they do – such as they saw a good movie, went to a good restaurant, or even if they want to see their (medical) doctor.

      But no one ever says they went to their dentist, it’s like they’re embarrassed or something. My friends were amazed at the simple truth of this comment.

      So I have set about doing my utmost to change that perception – and also to help people find a decent, honest and ethical dentist rather than end up being financially (and sometimes physically) devoured by the greed that has now engulfed the dental ‘profession’. Sadly, dentistry is hardly ‘professional’ anymore – it’s far more just a commercial money-making enterprise.

      Happily, there are still some really great dental teams out there….you just have to know how to find them. Do that by forgetting the dentists completely and go directly to the technicians. That’s because technicians know the two most important, but hidden, things of all about dentists – and they are the individual dentist’s attitude to their patients (professional oral health care, or the dentist’s own financial health care), and also their dexterity (their physical ability to display consistently high standards of clinical excellence). One always goes with the other.

      Again, many thanks for taking your time to write to me. Much appreciated.

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      Hi Gabi,
      Thanks for your interest in openwidebook.com, and thanks for your encouraging words. Much appreciated. I will be posting more about teeth, dentists and dentistry in general, however, if you have any questions about any specific thing (say mercury amalgams or fluoride), please don’t hesitate to ask.
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      Hello. Many thanks for visiting openwidebook.com. Thanks also for your comments and encouragement, and yes, I will continue to post more about the many issues hidden inside the dental profession.

      Also, should you have any particular questions about teeth, dentists or dentistry in general, please do not hesitate to ask. I am here for you.
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      Thank you. I’ll keep posting all sorts of things I feel the public must know about teeth and dentistry, and I look forward to speaking with you again.
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