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Large Pedo bill for a young patient??

Discussion in 'Dental' started by DcS, Apr 15, 2004.

  1. DcS

    DcS damn the red baron
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    I read another completely unrelated messageboard, and in the general forum some guy was complaining about his child care payments to his ex-wife. He said that his 3 year old child racked up a 600 dollar bill at the dentist and when he called to inquire about what work was done, they wouldn't inform him due to HIPAA (ex-wife must not have listed him on records i guess). In any case, what kind of work would a 3 year old need to be billed that much. I would have to assume several stainless steel crowns or multiple restorations (maybe ECC), but at 3 years old I would have to think there is some negligence on the mother's end.

    Any thoughts??
     
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  3. no2thdk999

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    Comprehensive exam $85
    Bite Wings * 2 $33
    Pulpotomy #J $135
    SSC # J $225
    Nitrous $42

    These are my non pedo office's prices. I didn't add it up but that's around $500 to fix one tooth with moderately deep decay.


    JMHO
    Rob
     
  4. DcS

    DcS damn the red baron
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    Thanks Rob
     
  5. gryffindor

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    Hot diggity! Cash cow indeed.

    DcS, it's not always negligence. There are many parents who just don't know that it's bad to give your kid a bottle of juice at bedtime and other things that seem like it would be common sense to us.
     
  6. DcS

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    Yeah griffin I inquired about his child's habit and he said he's constantly drinking juice and taking around his sippy-cup. I think there was an article recently in JADA about how sippy cups were bad for kids and to get them one w/ a spout instead to avoid constant sipping. I did my dentist duty of the day and lectured him a little bit about it ;)
     

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