This time I got charged for my two units of scaling (108$) and the polishing (35$). Worked out to $143
Last time I got charged for my two units of scaling (108$) and a recall exam (28$) when dentist was there (even though I got the polishing too). That worked out to $136.
Even though that inconsistency is there, she charges per the ODA and seems to only charge for either the exam or the polish but not both. Which is nice I guess. A lot of people get shafty a lot worse because the dentists either overbill or they add on procedures which most people do not need, examples being frequent xrays and fluoride treatments (for adults). I think a lot of people aren't willing to look around for another dentist when the market is absolutely saturated with them (at least in my area they are) and a lot are not willing to say no to treatments. Yes these people have a degree but there is no justification for some of the treatments they try to upsell you on.