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Free Dental Work?

By May 1, 2012

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Many people are finding themselves putting off dental treatment due to lack of insurance and funds. Fortunately, there is an option that more people are turning to for help with their dental care. More and more people are turning to dental schools to have their dental work done and often for free.

But is it a good idea? Are you getting the best treatment? You may be surprised to learn that yes, in fact, you are getting excellent treatment! Dental students are always working in the presence of professors who are scrutinizing their work constantly. Remember, they are trying to learn and do well, and many eyes are watching. You are probably at your safest when getting treated at a dental school whereas you have to trust that your private dentist knows what he/she is doing and that they are doing a good job.

Any downsides? Yes. One of the biggest issues you will have to deal with is the amount of time the procedures will take. For instance, under a specialist's care or a private dentist, a root canal may take 1-2 hours. At the dental school however; the same procedure will likely take up to 5 hours because every single step is monitored and approved by the professor before moving forward.

For many busy people, this is a big inconvenience and they would rather pay for dental work or even go without than spend that amount of time in a dental chair. But, if time is not a big deal to you, and/or you are willing to take a day off to have expensive dental work done for free or at least greatly reduced, then this could be a great option for you!

ADA's list of U.S. Dental Schools

UK Dental Schools

Canadian Dental Schools

Comments
May 23, 2012 at 12:38 am
(1) Marielaina Perrone DDS says:

I am a big advocate of dental student treatment. In fact I have been referring patients for years over to the local dental school. Usually they are new patients calling me after hours or on weekends in some type of pain. Most tend to be college students. I have done quite a bit of pro bono work over the years but if they are able to wait…..I refer them to the school.

June 2, 2012 at 1:49 am
(2) Yamxswar says:

lol a couple of the revweis bloggers write are just silly and unrelated, sometimes i wonder whether they at all read the post before writing or whether they merely look at the subject of the post and write the very first thought that comes to their minds. But it is nice to find a fresh commentary every now and then in contrast to the exact same, traditional blog garbage which I oftentimes notice on the blogs. Cheers

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