In the previous blog, I introduced the idea of cost versus value using the example of an old car that doesn’t last verses a newer car that does; the first is cheaper up front, but the latter is a better value.
To keep dental costs as low as possible, many dentists only offer cheaper treatment, afraid patients will baulk at the cost of more expensive, but more valuable, treatments. I believe patients should be offered the best solutions to their dental problems, even if they are more expensive. If patients are aware of the drawbacks of cheaper treatment and still choose to do it, that’s their choice. My goal as a top dentist is to help you keep your teeth for life. This does mean more time and money invested by both me and my patients to properly educate on the drawbacks to cheaper materials and to invest in those materials, but when done properly you will get much more value out of your dental treatment. Ultimately you will spend less and get to keep your own teeth for life!
At Oasis, whenever possible, we package dental treatment into fix-priced blocks. What does this mean in terms of cost and value? Because we only have to take the time to set up once, do one round of anaesthesia and use one set of equipment, we can do more dental treatment in less time and fewer visits. This means the value of what you pay for goes up; we can charge less for the same amount of work.