Why does dentistry work seem to cost so much?
The short answer is because everything in health related fields costs a lot. I know that’s not very satisfying, but where your health and well being come into to play, America sets a high bar for confidence and safety.
Sterilization procedures, record keeping, the many machines that make modern dentistry so incredible compared to even a couple of decades ago all cost a great deal of money.
And then there’s your dentist, him or herself. Our education, curriculum, and training prepare us for a profession that demands the highest standards of excellence to keep you safe. But the price of that safety is a tuition that easily exceeds half a million dollars, to say nothing of continuing education costs after we graduate. Personally, I would like nothing better than to have all dental procedures be available at a price that everyone could afford.