It’s been ten months since the visit to the dentist I talked about in A Rule of Threes and I just received a bill from them for $40.
If you missed that post, here’s what happened (10 months ago)
I went to the dentist and was told I had 9 cavities. This totally floored me. In fact, I walked out of the dentist’s office that day in nearly a depression. It’s very strange finding out at 32 that you suddenly have cavities number 2 through 10. On top of that I was told I needed to get some special treatment for my gums right away. And as if that wasn’t all bad enough, I was told my insurance would only cover a small amount of this work.
Not being in a position to pay for all that work, I just ignored it. I knew this wasn’t a smart thing to do, but it was just going to have to wait. About 6 months went by and we got new insurance. Really good insurance. I picked a new dentist near my house and in the new insurance network.
I have no cavities and healthy gums, according to my new dentist.
Now, after all this time, they send me a bill. I called to find out what it was for, and told the receptionist about my experience. She said, “Awww…”
Hopefully as soon as I mail off this check I’ll never have to deal with Great Expressions Dental Centers (http://www.greatexpressions.com/) again.