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Old 01-08-2009, 06:23 PM
 
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Has anyone ever gone to the Nassau County Medical Center for Dental emergencies? I have a severe toothache in my front tooth and I have no dental insurance and my funds are very limited.
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Old 01-09-2009, 06:30 AM
 
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You may not come out alive. Go see a dentist instead. Even if you have to pay for it out of pocket..
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Old 01-09-2009, 07:45 AM
 
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OMG! Are you serious???!!! The problem is I'm on a fixed income since being laid off. Really, this is the only way
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Old 01-09-2009, 08:33 AM
 
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You will come out alive that is ridiculous... the doctors there aren't the best but that doesn't mean you are getting third world care. You should be fine... it doesn't sound like you need anything done that's very complex. I wouldn't go to NUMC for brain surgery, but mouth pain is a different story.
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Old 01-09-2009, 09:40 AM
 
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Maybe Stonybook will do it?
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Old 01-09-2009, 07:01 PM
 
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Maybe Stonybrook will do it?

Yes, they have a dental school and you might be able to get discounted care that way. Feel better. There is nothing worse than a tooth ache.
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Old 01-11-2009, 02:03 PM
 
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Thanks! I have a really bad cavity in my front tooth and I need a root canal. I had no idea Stony Brook had dental facility. Do you have to pay up front or do they bill you??
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Old 01-12-2009, 02:23 AM
 
Location: Wellsville, Glurt County
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My dentist was telling me Stony Brook's dental school used to take appointments for FREE....but so many people were lined up that they now only take select cases, and charge for it. He's been trying to get me in there for over a year because I need some serious work done (like $150k serious, and I don't have insurance!) but no luck so far.

BTW, I don't think NUMC will kill you - but I went to an unnamed hospital for emergency dental work when I was living up in Albany and that is one major reason why I now need to drop $150k on my jaw (no, I'm not getting gold fronts put in!) I probably just got very unlucky, but if I was in the same position again I'd just find someone to borrow money from and go to a dentist I trust.
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Old 01-12-2009, 07:56 AM
 
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sean sean sean sean - NYU - College of Dentistry allows their trained "future" dentists to perform the tasks. There is a fee, but I can't imagine it being a lot of money. Here's the number, give them a call and see if you can work something out. To schedule an appointment, please call (212) 998-9872. Appointments for new patients are available Monday through Friday.

You also have Columbia University Teaching Clinic
Telephone (Registration): (212) 305-6726
which offers a reduced cost to patients.


My mom was going through the same trouble and she considered these options, however she had insurance but it only covered so much.

Google dental schools in Long Island and check them out as the students need to train on someone and you can benefit from it.
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