admin https://chriswarddds.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/chris-ward-logo-BG-BLACK-01-300x177-1.png admin2019-07-24 00:42:202019-07-24 00:42:20What is the Difference in Costs in the US Among Different Dentists?
What about the difference in costs in the US among different dentists?
Obviously, cost of living is different in different areas of the country. Oklahoma is one of the best value states for cost of dental care comparatively. Even in the same bigger cities, there can still be a big difference. So much goes into training to be an expert. Hundreds of hours go into studying dental implant treatment that is minimally covered in undergrad dental education. From my own personal experience, I’ve studied occlusion (the way your teeth come together to chew) at the Dawson Academy, implant training under John Kois Center, Misch International Implant for surgery and prosthetics for over 250 hours, IV sedation training at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Chicago Maxicourse for 300 hours, and 20 years of annual meetings with the International Congress of Oral Implantologists and the American Academy of Implant Dentistry for lastest science and state of the art materials and workflows. This list is not all inclusive, just a glimpse of the investment put into my practice as it relates to implant dentistry. All this training is after I received my dental degree. This represents hundreds of thousands of dollars in education, travel, loss of production, etc that I have invested. I’m happy to have done this for my practice and my patients, but it does come with a cost that I’d like to be compensated for differently than a dentist with a license and little experience with implants. There is no way that you get the same result, or worse, managing complications which do and will occur in implant dentistry (more importantly how to avoid these complications).