Price-Shaming Among Dental Patients Defeated

How many times have you made a new purchase that you were satisfied with, not only something that you had wanted for good and justifiable reasons but also, because it just gave you pleasure to be the proud owner of that item? Let’s say, a new mobile phone, just as an example. Then someone, maybe a friend or loved one, maybe a stranger goes out of their way to admire it, swelling your pride a little that someone has recognised your discerning and sophisticated tastes. Then they have the nerve to say, “If you don’t mind me asking, how much did you pay for that?” It sounds like they are considering making the same purchase and are inquiring about the price out of curiosity as if they want to determine its affordability. Then when you tell them the approximate price, they look aghast that anyone could have paid that much! “Oh really?” they say. “I recently bought one for my nephew and I only paid (x amount) for it.”

Price-shamed!

Your feelings of pride now deflated to embarrassment and humiliation, you politely reply, “Oh my goodness, what a great deal you got. Where on Earth did you find such a bargain?” They proceed to tell you that it was just on the other side of town, in a well-known shop that “everyone” knows about … and wonder how on earth you didn’t know about it. We all know, it is not uncommon for prices to vary greatly within the same market area. Nobody has enough time in the day to stay on top of all of them. Keeping track of advertised prices, sales, and special offers takes a lot of energy. But not keeping track can cost a lot of money if you overpay when you don’t need to. This holds true in the field of dental services, also. That is why you should let DentalBid search for qualified, reputable dentists in your area to offer bids on providing the dental work that you need. You don’t have time to call every dentist office in town to find the best bargain. With DentalBid, you post your dental needs on our easy to use website and let dentists bid on doing the work. With DentalBid, you have the ability to contact prospective providers and talk to them directly about their services, philosophies, and policies. Every dentist that responds to you on DentalBid has agreed to provide you with a FREE 15-minute examination. This allows you to see their facilities, meet their staff, observe their demeanor, and ask any questions that you have. You can see them first hand prior to making any obligations to them. So the next time someone asks you how much you paid for that new crown or implant, don’t risk being price-shamed, even if someone paid a lower price. With DentalBid, you are given the greatest advantages with the lowest risk when shopping for dental care. Let DentalBid help you find the most affordable, safest, most convenient dental providers available. To get started, just follow the steps below and see how much you can save on your dental needs:

  1. Go to the DentalBid website if you’re not already there
  2. Scroll to the menu at the top of the page
  3. Click on “How it works” or “Home”
  4. Click on “Get Quotes Now”, and follow the easy to understand instructions.
Start saving on your dental care now with DentalBid!

Dental Bills Killing the Australian Dream

Are you living the Australian dream?

Almost? Half-way there?

What happens to that dream when your hard work, the savings, and the planning and sacrificing that you’ve done come face to face with a broken tooth, a unavoidable root canal, tooth replacement, or orthodontic therapy that can’t be put off any longer?

An expensive, unexpected dental bill can set you back months or even years in your planning. Not only is it a big headache to deal with, it can have real consequences in the quality of your family’s life now and in the future.

In recent years, dental tourism has developed as a result of soaring dental prices in Australia. To be fair, the high prices in Australia are justifiable to a high degree.

Higher fees for dental work in Australia are, to a large extent, due to:

  • Australia’s strict standards for medical professionals
  • High levels of education and training required to be licensed
  • High quality of service and workmanship available in Australia

That is all well and good except for the fact: if you can’t afford to pay for the dental work you need, all of those high standards and benefits don’t do you or your family any good at all.

This fact causes some to take substantial risks and gamble with their oral health by seeking dental work overseas.

What can you do if you are facing financially crippling fees for necessary dental work and you don’t want to risk your oral health (or that of a family member) by gambling with an overseas provider?

DENTALBID!

DentalBid is an effective, online tool to significantly lower costs on dental work.

This is a way for you to locate a dentist in a desired area, communicate what dental work you want to have performed, and allow dentists to bid on the work.

Advantages to you, the dental customer:
  • Save time and expense searching for available dental practices
  • Research the dental practices before you talk to them
  • Gather a variety of estimates from multiple practices
  • Entitled to a FREE 15 minute consultation in person, without obligation
  • Ability to negotiate fees before choosing a provider
  • SAVES YOU MONEY!
What do the dentists get out of this deal?
  • Contact with potential new patients
  • Potential to grow their practices
  • Potential contact with everyone that you know
  • Potential future business for years from you and your contacts
  • Motivation to please you and retain your patronage

Let DentalBid help you reach your version of the Australian dream by saving you money on dental and orthodontic work.

It’s easy to get discouraged and lose hope when it comes to the high costs of medical and dental care in Australia these days.

Let us help you to help yourself with this invaluable online tool that is easy to use and may save you hundreds or thousands of dollars. At the same time, making Australia’s high quality dental services financially accessible to you.

Follow the steps below and see how much you can save on your dental needs:

  1. Go to br17001.com
  2. Scroll to the menu at the top of the page
  3. Click on “How it works” or “Home”
  4. Click on “Get Quotes Now”, and follow the simple instructions.

DentalBid helps you care for your teeth at competitive prices, and form positive relationships with highly qualified dentists in your area.

Let the Bidding War Begin

Imagine a universe in which you control a most precious substance.

A substance so valuable and rare that kings across the universe come to your throne room, prostrate themselves before you and offer you vast sums of treasure and pledges of eternal fealty for the privilege to manage your treasure.

Not just one king, but many kings come. You can question them and peer into their hearts to determine who is worthy and who is not.

You might not have galactic kings coming to your throne room to pledge their undying service and loyalty to you, but you can have the next best thing:

Dentists bidding to do your dental work!

Imagine a world in which you have a throbbing toothache. Probably not hard to imagine at all. Or simply imagine a world where you want to have your oral health monitored and your teeth cleaned on a regular basis, so that you never have to experience a throbbing toothache ever again as long as you live … and you want it at a competitive price.

There is a new twist on this story.

Now you can virtually invite a group of dentists into your home and have them bid on doing your dental work. You can talk to them, ask questions, get a sense of them as dental professionals and people.

DentalBid enables you to do almost exactly that.

No, you won’t have an actual, physical group of dentists in your home bidding personally for your patronage. But you can have a cyber-version of that.

From the comfort of your throne room (living room, that is) you can use our handy application to communicate exactly what dental work you are interested in having done.

Put your needs out into the cyber-world of dentists with DentalBid. Then sit back and watch while dentists in your area bid on doing the work for you.

You are not just bidding to get the lowest price possible, although, that is certainly possible to find. But that should probably not be your most important criteria on your list. Remember, the dental professionals that bid on your work see this as not just an opportunity to charge less for their services. Indeed, why would they do that in the first place? They wouldn’t, unless there was a payoff for them.

The payoff for the dentists is that they get a chance to showoff their practice for you. They are bidding on your patronage, and a potential lifetime of dental visits with you, your family, and possibly your friends and their friends.

If they can win turn you into a loyal customer with their excellent service and professionalism, then one visit can potentially turn into years of repeat business for their practice.

So, after you receive some responses to your query, you can sort through the group by price and location. Feel free to check out their websites and search for them online with the Dental Board of Australia and the Australian Dental Association. Feel free to ask your friends and neighbors about them, and do whatever investigating that you wish to do.

After you have narrowed your list of potential dentists down to a manageable number, call them. You can tell a lot about a professional by how user-friendly their telephone system is, and how easy it is to talk to a real person in the office.

If you like what you hear on the phone, then go ahead and make a preliminary appointment with them, just to get a feel for their efficiency, office atmosphere, and to meet the dentist face to face.

You are entitled to a free 15 minute consultation as a DentalBid user, from every dentist that bids on your treatment. You can visit dentists based on any criteria you choose: location, size, or your initial telephone interaction. And, you may entertain as many bids as you like without any obligation.

Follow the steps below and see how much you can save on your dental needs:

  1. Scroll to the menu at the top of the page
  2. Click on “How it works” or “Home”
  3. Click on “Get Quotes Now”, and follow the simple instructions.

DentalBid helps you care for your teeth at competitive prices, and form positive relationships with highly qualified dentists in your area.

Australians sacrificing teeth due to high dental fees

According to the AIHW (Australian Institute of Health and Welfare) in 2013:

  • One-third of Australians were putting off dental appointments due to prohibitively high costs.
  • Twenty percent of those who did visit a dentist opted to not have the recommended treatment because it was too expensive.
  • The number of people on the waiting list for public dental care was about 650,000 and many had been waiting for as long as two years.
  • Forty-four percent of uninsured Australians were avoiding seeing a dentist altogether.

These statistics from the AIHW (Australian Institute of Health and Welfare) paint a discouraging picture of dental health services at that time.

Since then, the Australian economy has had some ups and downs, but has remained basically stagnant. Chances are, the above statistics are still pretty accurate, and the economic situation of many Australians is probably even more bleak than two or three years ago.

What’s the problem with going to the dentist?

For a large segment of Australian society, dental care is too expensive. Virtually everyone would agree that dental care is not cheap and often times not affordable.

Part of the problem with high dental industry prices is inherent to the very nature of the practice. Dentistry is intrinsically technology-based and requires a highly trained, skilled labour force. The initial set-up costs to start a practice are very high.

Overhead costs for an established dental practice include:

  • administrative staff
  • nursing staff
  • rent
  • licensing
  • insurance
  • materials

That list does not include compensating the dentist(s) for their education, training, experience, talents, skills, and time.

Preventive dental care, which includes conscientious homecare and regular dental checkups and cleanings, is the best protection against the exorbitant dental fees. The expensive dental treatments occur when treating more severe dental problems, such as tooth loss and replacement.

If you can delay, or possibly avoid, the need for crowns or dental implants altogether, you will save thousands of dollars on your lifetime dental costs. Multiply that by the number of people in your family or dependent on you for their health care, the savings can be extraordinary.

When you think in terms of life-time expenses, then even small savings and discounts can add up to significant savings.

However, if the costs of preventive dental visits are still prohibitive, as they seem to be to many Australians, what are the practical options available to those in that fit into that category?

DentalBid can help, no matter what kind of dental work you need. Let’s say that you are looking for a basic dental examination and cleaning. Simply, input that information into our website, following the easy instructions.

Then wait to see which dentists will bid on your treatment and what kind of discounts they are willing to offer to get your business. Chances are, you will find a dentist in your area that is willing to do the work for less than the standard industry price, in order to have the opportunity to have you become a long-term, loyal customer.

As a DentalBid user, you are entitled to a free 15 minutes consultation from every dentist that bids on your treatment. You can entertain as many bids as you like without any obligation. You can visit dentists based on any criteria you choose: location, size, or your initial telephone interaction.

Follow the steps below and see how much you can save on your dental needs:

  1. Scroll to the menu at the top of the page
  2. Click on “How it works” or “Home”
  3. Click on “Get Quotes Now”, and follow the simple instructions.

DentalBid helps you care for your teeth, find a good price, and start a relationship with a highly qualified dentist in your area.

Children’s Dental Care Squeezing Parental Budgets

Children are little packages of love and joy that also cost a lot of money to raise and care for. Of course, we all love them, but we also know that they always need something, either necessary or new. Dental health is one of the important, necessary expenses that parents have to deal with in the course of raising a child.

Over the past 15 years, the cost of health care in Australia has steadily increased. According to the AIHW (the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare), the number of people that have delayed dental treatment or put it off altogether, for economic reasons has risen steadily for over a decade.

Many parents prioritise their children’s dental care at the expense of their own oral health due to rising dental costs.

Healthcare, and specifically dental care costs have increased in recent decades for several reasons.

  • Healthcare has improved, but for a price. The costs of technological development, pharmaceutics, research, and advanced equipment have risen and with them, the costs of health services as well. As an integral part of health care, the expenses for dental care have ridden the same rising tide as the healthcare industry.
  • Demand has increased. According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, the population of Australia has been growing steadily at one to two percent for over the last 15 years. With increased population comes increased demand. With increased demand, comes increased rates.
  • Expectations and status associated with attractiveness have skyrocketed. Maintaining good oral health with the help of a good dentist is not the only burden that parents carry for their children. There is also the weight of

Very few people are born with perfect teeth, and the pressure on parents to provide orthodontic treatment for their children has increased. Physical appearance has always been a strong pressure point in the adolescent years.

Entertainment and social media has only increased the pressure to look perfect. When was the last time you saw a less-than-perfect celebrity? Probably not since the 70’s, if you can remember that far back.

New techniques in orthodontics allow patients to receive treatment with less pain and less cosmetic disruption. However, the newer methods are more expensive. This is yet a further burden on parents.

Almost everything in the health care industry, and especially oral health, seems to be costing more and more. What is a parent to do?

We are all facing rising dentist and orthodontic fees, and greater expectations of ourselves and the professionals that we employ.

What can one do to manage runaway costs and out-of-control spending?

DentalBid can provide relief.

Through our FREE service, you can put your dental situation out into the pool of participating dentists and orthodontists.

Participating dental professionals will send you bids, based on the description of the work that you supplied. You can compare rates, services, and locations to narrow down your choice of money saving candidates.

You can even go visit them without any obligation to see who has the best attitude, personality, efficient office staff, and accessibility for your particular needs and tastes.

You are entitled to a free 15 minutes consultation from every dentist that bids on your treatment. You can check out as many bids as you like in person, without any obligation.

Follow the steps below and see how much you can save on your dental needs:

  1. Scroll to the menu at the top of the page
  2. Click on “How it works” or “Home”
  3. Click on “Get Quotes Now”, and follow the simple instructions.

With DentalBid, you can take care of your teeth, at below competitive rates, and start a relationship with a highly qualified dentist in your area.