I went to the local dentist a few days ago. It was the first time going to the dentist in two years. Since I did not have a regular dentist I just went to one out of the phone book. I was quoted about $500.00 worth of dental work that the dentist stated I needed to have done. It is not so much I doubt what he is saying I need. I know it has been some time since I last been to the dentist I figured I may need more dental work then just a cleaning.
My really questions is how do I know I am getting the best rate? If I shop out the dental work do I have to go into each dental office for a check up and a second opinion or can I get cost over the phone? I would like a second opinion without having to pay for the check up and X-rays each time. What do I need to do to get the information I am looking for. Do not want to have to pay more for dental work then necessary.