Hmmm... I feel that our perception of this profession has not changed much despite the great advances in that field.
I my opinion, Dentists nowadays are no longer one who merely cleans our teeth.
A lot of aesthetic Dentistry has made it into mainstream Oral Surgery Practice.
Therefore, like many other professions, charges tend to go northwards.
Maybe we have to start getting used to paying more for Dental services,
except, of course, if we go to the polyclinic, like our good bro Scanner advised.
Agree with you. With no disrespect to the Dental profession, the fact that there is a 'Surgeon' in the much-liked term 'Oral Surgeon' already implies that the fee would not be low.
I think you and I can start to call ourselves Photographic Surgeons, and maybe then we can have more time for nocturnal coffee...
Family dental Surgery @ Blk 302 AMK st 31, #01-1836. Tel: 64533993. One cleaning cost me $26, and the doctor is quite nice guy. But make sure you have your appointment made at least 2 months in advance.
My dentist is located in Shenton Way in an office block. Very nice gentleman, supported by a very good team of nurses and receps. Been with him for > 7 years now. Fees seem a little on the higher side though, but I don't mind for the great level of service (usually just make appointments 1 week in advance).
If it is just tooth extraction you can just DIY like how Tom Hanks used a ice skate to pry out his tooth in castaway or have someone knock you out from a punch, if the tooth is still not out, the someone can use a pair of pliers to pull it out. Guarantee painless as you are unconscious. :bsmilie:
Some years ago I went to have wisdom tooth extraction at raffles medical group dentist.
The dentist name is Lee Hsien Loong. Really, I am not lying.
I am not sure if he is still a dentist, and no he is not as old as PM. He is younger may be 10-15 yrs younger.