Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Dental Shock

I've been going to the dentist for a partial plate, upper.  The cost has never been mentioned.  I didn't ask because I knew that however much it was I would be uncomfortable with it, and he didn't volunteer because I never asked.

Today I told the receptionist that I'd better pay for the work so far... the fitting.  I asked what I owed.

"Ten, fifty three," she replied.

I was astounded. "How much," I asked her so she would repeat.

"Ten, fifty three."

In disbelief I said, "Ten thousand fifty three?"

She smiled. "No, one thousand fifty-three."

I paid before she changed her mind.

7 comments:

tendernoggle said...

OH CHUCK...I WOULD HAVE BEEN SHOCKED TOO! LORD...ALMOST MAKES YOU WANT TO "GUM IT" DOESN'T IT??? LOL
LOVE YA,
CARLENE

madcobug said...

Dental work is certainly high but then so are doctor bills. LOL on Carlene's comment. Helen

bamawmn46 said...

To bad you didn't say, $10.53 just to blow her mind!! LOL Hope your upper is gonna work for you!! Good luck with it!
Jackie

kateh2ocolorart said...

YIKES...I hope if it had been more you would have asked for the lifetime payment plan!  LOL  Kate

jocalodave said...

Turnabout is fair play, I suppose.

Now you're sinking dough into your teeth!

tellsg said...

Blimey Chuck, it would have been cheaper for you to get an air ticket to Poland and have all your work done there.  I have read that lots of people in the UK go over there to get their work done as its cheaper than private work over here.  You can be lucky and get a National Health Service Dentist and its a lot cheaper but they are far and few between nowadays.  Thank goodness you could afford to pay it but its a shame there isn't a discount for older folks.  Hugs, Terry x

valphish said...

That's pretty cheap, Chuck for that type of work.  I had work done recently, a couple teeth rebuilt for close to $1,000, so not too bad.  Hey, Happy Father's Day, G'pa Groundhog!  You dressed?  LOL  Love ya! xox
http://journals.aol.com/valphish/ThereisaSeason