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How much are you paying for dental cleaning?

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It's through a work health/dental plan so we don't pay out of pocket for anything.
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aznnorth wrote:
Jan 4th, 2018 8:17 am
U of T dentistry does most common procedures. Check them out.
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Wow, just found out UT dentistry has changed. It's not cheap anymore. Now there's an initial $76 application fee (includes xrays), then $50 for oral hygiene assessment and finally the cleaning/scaling costs between $60-$100 depending how bad ur teeth are. It's a rip off.... unless you're interested in in them to do long term dental work. So just for a cleaning the total bill would be min. $186. *shock* No longer cheap like they used to be. They specifically said they are NOT a non-profit organization. So this place is in it to make money and teach at the same time. They recommended to try George Brown as they are cheaper, lol.
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aznnorth wrote:
Jan 4th, 2018 4:08 pm
Update:

Wow, just found out UT dentistry has changed. It's not cheap anymore. Now there's an initial $76 application fee (includes xrays), then $50 for oral hygiene assessment and finally the cleaning/scaling costs between $60-$100 depending how bad ur teeth are. It's a rip off.... unless you're interested in in them to do long term dental work. So just for a cleaning the total bill would be min. $186. *shock* No longer cheap like they used to be. They specifically said they are NOT a non-profit organization. So this place is in it to make money and teach at the same time. They recommended to try George Brown as they are cheaper, lol.
I assume the $76 and $50 are only applicable for the first visit? So $60-100 for cleaning every time after the first. That's not too bad. Anyone try the George Brown clinic? Any reviews?
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flamez1000 wrote:
Jan 6th, 2018 9:24 pm
I assume the $76 and $50 are only applicable for the first visit? So $60-100 for cleaning every time after the first. That's not too bad. Anyone try the George Brown clinic? Any reviews?
Not bad??! Lolz. Point is ... most peeps in lower income groups arent willing to pay $186 for first cleaning. That's the whole point of using uni-student dentistry places in the first place - cheap dental services for purpose of teaching. $186 is just as expensive as any regular dentist accepting insurance at full price. For example my dentist has 2 rates - one for insurance clients and one for cash (lower income) clients. Cash clients is $100 for cleaning. He has 4 dental hygienists (George Brown grads - supposedly the best dental hygienist school in Canada) on staff plus 2 dentists. Given the same price between the two I rather go to my full service dentist than wait weeks/months to get accepted by a dental school that charges equivalent rates. YES, it takes that long to be accepted by UT dentistry as you have to be assigned to a specific student (or group of students). It's not like you can just walk in for dental work anytime. PITA. Depending on what you need done they break it down to several appointments instead of 1 or 2 that a full practice would. Purpose is becuz they are a teaching school, the students have to learn or be taught in several stages. Another PITA.
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George Brown dentistry is Wave Dental Clinic. MUCH cheaper and more reasonable rates but still takes weeks/months to be accepted as a patient. You have to be assigned to a specific student(s).

Wave Dental Clinic - apply as patient here. Fees listed.
https://www.georgebrown.ca/wave/dentalclinic/
https://www.georgebrown.ca/wave/register/

-screening - $5
-examination - $20
-scaling/polish/client education - $20
-fluoride pit and fissure sealants - no charge
- whitening - $120
- sports guard - $40

Basic cleaning would cost $40 bucks (examination fee and scaling/polish/education fee).
Screening $5 fee is part of the $20 examination fee if accepted as patient.
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