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where do dental students get their dental work done?

Discussion in 'Dental' started by pntbutter, May 7, 2008.

  1. pntbutter

    pntbutter 2+ Year Member

    Oct 8, 2007
    just curious
    Last edited: Jun 20, 2008
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  3. reapply2007

    reapply2007 Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Jun 23, 2006
  4. Turnerjo13

    Turnerjo13 Ski Bum 2+ Year Member

    Make friends with a dentist in private practice and have them do it.
  5. Lopyswine

    Lopyswine 7+ Year Member

    Oct 8, 2007
    Chicago, IL

    holy f*cking ****!!!!!!!!!!

    these guys should be ashamed of themselves.

    "The dental methods had hardly changed in the last half century. The more I thought about it the angrier I got. I determined I would pay a fair price and no more. I began a web search for a dentist in Mexico."
  6. caffeinehigh

    caffeinehigh Dentist Dentist 7+ Year Member

    Sep 18, 2007
    You could try to make friends with one of the faculty members who is involved in the faculty practice at your school? You could also talk to residents of an OMFS, Perio, or other program that places implants frequently? You could also try to find someone in your class with a parent/family member who practices locally that places implants and could potentially offer you a discount?

    All of these have pros/cons as I am sure you are aware.
  7. Regmata

    Regmata Member Dentist 10+ Year Member

    Feb 29, 2004
    If you get it done at your school it will bel pretty cheap or you could ask a faculty member as others suggested. They may do it for just the cost of materials....

    As for other procedures, I am nervous to have students work on me...
  8. UKdent

    UKdent 2+ Year Member

    Dec 3, 2006
    I personally wouldn't want fellow classmates to perform the procedure, not because i don't trust them but because of lack of experience placing implants. I would however go to a our graduate perio or OMFS program, or even better find an older faculty that doesn't agree the our new policy of charging students the same price as everyone else in our clinic, and allow them to do it. The latter has worked for a few student getting their wizzies out.
  9. Dukie

    Dukie Senior Member 5+ Year Member

    Dec 1, 2004
    I see a dentist and hygienist in the faculty practice. I pay full price (they don't give discounted care), but the quality is excellent and it's very convenient. No offense to my classmates (some of whom are very good), but I'm going to see experienced providers for a while.

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