By dukemisery - 05/11/2016 08:53 - Hong Kong - Central District
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Pretty sure that's illegal, aren't dentists paid by labor plus a set wage?
Yeah that's super annoying. I had to get braces and needed to remove 4 teeth. The dentist made me pay $150 each for three of them. The fourth one? $250. Why? Because he had to "pull harder" to take it out. It was absolute nonsense.
This makes me glad my braces and dental care was covered by the NHS at the time, I had two teeth removed for free. When I was a kid I needed 7 baby teeth removed and they took me to hospital for it. Now I'm paying normal prices, a visit to the hygienist seems extortionate. £200 for a filling, and it doesn't help that a new guy has taken over at my dentist and increased the prices massively.
$150 for an extraction would be called a simple extraction. $250 for an extraction would be called a surgical extraction. We choose our professions, can't be angry we go by a standard guideline of costs for procedures. Overhead & employee pay alone to run an office takes like 350 of those surgical extractions. Plus it's part of your health!