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Old 11-25-2012, 10:51 AM   #10
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Re: surgery $$ ?

DD had a bunch of work done in October. She had 6 crowns, 3 pulpotomies, 8 fillings and her two top front teeth extracted. We did IV sedation at the dentists office, but it was WITH A PEDIATRIC ANESTHESIOLOGIST. He comes to the office once per month and brings all his equipment. We paid $600 upfront for the first hour and then $100 for each 15 minutes thereafter. DD was under for 3h10m. Our medical insurance paid 80% of the fee, so we paid $434 out of pocket for that part. Then the dental work was approximately $4000, of which insurance paid $1500(our yearly max per kid). So we paid about $2500 out of pocket for her work. I would definitely look around. This dentist was the second we tried. We tried her because the first didn't offer nitrous, which is what we originally wanted to do, but DD fought it so bad they couldn't do anything.
Jacky, CPST and wife to Tim
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