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.”


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 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
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
  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.

High Cost Barriers to Dental Care in Australia

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According to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW), 45% of adults (aged 25 – 45) delayed or avoided dental care because of the cost in 2013. That is up from an already appalling 25% in 1994.

The increase was despite the fact that inflation in Australia has been mostly static and even decreasing a little for the last 15 years.

For the same year, 2013, just over 25% of adult dental patients (aged 25 – 64) did not receive the recommended treatment due to the high costs. That’s up some 8% since 1994, according to the AIHW.

Dentistry in Australia is regulated by the Dental Board of Australia (DBA) for the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). They regulate registration standards, codes, policies and guidelines, but NOT prescribed fees.

Dentists are free to charge what the market will bear.

The Australian Dental Association (ADA) found in a survey of 3265 private sector dentists, that prices for the same services vary … A LOT! More than double in some cases.

Examples of Dramatic Costs Differences:
  • Oral Exam, Scale and Clean, Fluoride Treatment: Average = $200. Low/High = $180 to $320
  • Tooth Extraction: Average = $167 Low/High = $120 – $268
  • Tooth Bleaching (per treatment): Low/High = $20 – $334
  • Full Veneered Crown: Average = $1459 Low/High = $1110 – $1944
  • Filling (rear tooth, 1 surface) = Average = $148 Low/High = $109 – $208

DentalBid Can Help

Prices vary between dentists depending upon many factors that are hard to pin down. However, geographic location seems to be a major factor. You may not be able to travel for the sole purpose of finding a more affordable dentist, but you may be surprised by the range of prices offered in your area.

With DentalBid it can even be possible to find high-quality dental care that is priced below even the low range of prices offered in your area.

That is because with DentalBid, you are not shopping for the lowest priced dentist, you are asking dentists to bid against each other for your business. This puts you in the heart of the supply and demand mechanism that drives Australia’s dental industry.

All bids you receive will be at least 25% off your original dentist’s quote.

Of course, you are never obligated in any way to a dental practice until you visit the dentist in person and agree to the treatment plan.

Every bid includes a free 15 minute consultation with that dentist, so that you can meet them and judge for yourself if you want to proceed with the treatment or not. You are encouraged to visit more than one to get various, professional opinions.

So if you have pressing dental needs to take care of, DO NOT WAIT!

  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 easy to understand instructions.

Start saving on your dental care now with DentalBid!