Although dentistry can be treated like a commodity just like any other, it is an art and not a science. Many dentists do things differently and invariably some offer better results than others. Often in dentistry as in life, it not what you do that’s important, it’s how you do it! An excellent filling is better than a poorly fitted crown.
Fees are of intense interest to many people shopping for a dentist and often patients seem to be seeking affordable dentistry. This is all well and good, but usually it is wise when seeking ‘bids’ to stay away from the lowest bidder (unless you’re our government?)
As one of my wise dental assistants once pointed out ‘You can’t get to heaven without dying”. Similarly where dentistry is concerned good work takes time and usually has a fee that properly reimburses a dentist.