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Old 08-16-2007, 05:39 AM
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Maybe I'm crazy...but it seems like I've been taken by yet another Hernando County Business...

I brought my son to the dentist for his checkup & cleaning yesterday. There are signs posted asking that parents remain in the waiting area while the children are in the treatment area. Anyway, when my son was done, the hygienest? (nobody introduces themselves, I didn't even meet the dentist) came out & told me that she put sealant on my son's permanent molars. This is apparently not covered by insurance. Now, I probably would have authorized this anyway, but I felt it was very nervy for them to just perform the service and bill me without my prior OK.

My husband has been in business for himself for 20 yrs (even though it's VERY difficult to get the business going here in Florida). Not ONCE over those years did he ever perform a service for someone without first going over the specifics and cost with the customer. Is it because it was a DENTIST that makes it OK? Has anyone else experienced this?
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Old 08-16-2007, 07:07 AM
Location: Tampa, FL
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Our dentist just did the same sealent on my son about 6 months ago. They are really good about explaining the service and the cost upfront and getting your OK to perform the service. They will also provide a quote on what they think you will need to cover on any dental service that insurance will not cover upon scheduling the next service.
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Old 08-16-2007, 08:31 AM
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Unless you authorized them in something you signed I would question them as to why this was done without your consent on a minor. Even if you would have done it if they had asked I think you have a good case for not paying for it. Check out the 100 or so forms you filled out to see if there is some paragraph in small print that lets them do what ever they think is needed. If nothing else I would complain to the office mgr or the owner (dentist)
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