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Your dentist may be ripping you off. Here's how to avoid it.

Your dentist may be ripping you off Here s how to avoid that Vox


There's an invisible problem in dentistry: some dentists using "creative diagnosis" to perform unnecessary work in the interest of making extra money.

There isn't hard data on how often this occurs, but it's clear that it's an issue — as highlighted by an op-edby a dentist in American Dental Association News and recent coverage in Mother Jones. Due to a few different factors — a lack of oversight, rising debt incurred during dental school, and the rise of quota-driven corporate dental chains — there's a decent chance that you might visit a dentist who's making decisions based on profit, not the work you really need.

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Today I realized there's such a thing as an unethical dentist. Chilling.

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