• http://www.leadershipturn.com Miki

    Must be nice. Cash discounts won’t happen where I am, since every dentist has the same policy—full payment at the time of service, no billing.

  • miranda

    That’s too bad. I think a lot of health care providers could do well for themselves by offering a cash discount, especially since many consumers are starting to shop around and are becoming more savvy shoppers when it comes to their health — especially with things like vision (we pay out of pocket for vision as well) and dental.

  • http://www.leadershipturn.com Miki

    I shopped around dentists. They all have identical pricing, and I do mean identical. I don’t know about the chains such as Gentle Dental, but the individuals are the same.

    Additionally, I go every four months (there are reasons) and dentist hopping isn’t beneficial.

  • miranda

    As with all personal finance decisions, this one is, evidently, personal :) As always, it’s best to do what works for YOUR finances.