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La Follette, TN

#1 Feb 8, 2013
Hello all, I need a suggestion of a good inexpensive (HAHAHA) dentist. My teeth are in bad shape. Like a lot of us I work very hard at my job for very little compensation and have no insurance. I technically have a dentist that I saw years ago but am looking for a change. He was a decent dentist, his staff was very pleasant and I don't have a lot to say bad about him except for the fact when I went in for some issues he wanted me to get my gums 'scraped' before he would attend to me. And that is what I did, with another specialist at a different office and it took weeks to get it completed and get back with him to do my procedure. Well when you have pain you want a more direct approach. Also need one that may have a payment plan or something. I know I am asking for the impossible. I want a dentist who isn't going to put me down and make me feel poorly about myself because I haven't have the ability or funds to see a regular dentist over the years. I will probably have to have it yanked. Thanks for any suggestions.
Bethany

Chicago, IL

#2 Feb 8, 2013
The only payment plan is Care Credit. Dentists in Campbell County know better than to go on someone's word that they will do the work and then get paid. Nobody wants to work for free. If you don't have good enough credit to be accepted by Care Credit then that just shows the dentist that you'll probably not pay your debt to him as well.
Don't you get a tax refund this year? That's what I'd suggest using.
Need some help

La Follette, TN

#3 Feb 8, 2013
I was more needing a reference of a good dentist that doesn't talk down to his/her patients. I am currently able to pay because of tax refund, thanks, but do not have insurance so need a dentist that won't gouge me for paying cash. Thanks for any suggestions.
Info

La Follette, TN

#4 Feb 8, 2013
Anders in Jellico.

And, "Bethany"? Just mildly curious.

What percentage of their GOUGING do you figure is their "I notice you don't drive a Hummer. You should be so honored I'd allow you to step foot into my practice, let alone tolerate your unmitigated gull in believing I would even begin to consider a direct payment plan, let alone HELP you to afford my mediocrity." fee, approximately?

Rhetorical, of course.
WTF

La Follette, TN

#5 Feb 8, 2013
I have been calling around and researching and asking friends etc for referrals and have found THERE ARE NO DENTIST PRACTICING ON FRIDAYS. WTF? Don't people need dental care on Fridays as well?
yessir

La Follette, TN

#6 Feb 8, 2013
I lost the filling out of a tooth several years ago on a Friday. No one in CC was open and wound up having to go to Knoxville.
Bethany

Chicago, IL

#7 Feb 8, 2013
Info wrote:
Anders in Jellico.
And, "Bethany"? Just mildly curious.
What percentage of their GOUGING do you figure is their "I notice you don't drive a Hummer. You should be so honored I'd allow you to step foot into my practice, let alone tolerate your unmitigated gull in believing I would even begin to consider a direct payment plan, let alone HELP you to afford my mediocrity." fee, approximately?
Rhetorical, of course.
Anybody deserves to be paid for their services. A lot of dentists in Campbell County made the mistake in the past of trusting people to pay them.

In past they've done a free clinic but the line is miles long. These are the things that need to be taught in school and at home to these kids that have no ambition to do anything with their lives. Oral are is something you have to keep up for the duration of your life and should be taken into consideration before you begin cranking out babies or laying out of school. One day you're going to grow up and live in the real world. In the real world you have to pay for things to keep yourself alive and healthy.
Bethany

Chicago, IL

#8 Feb 8, 2013
Care*
Info

La Follette, TN

#9 Feb 8, 2013
Gotta run as lunch is about over, but did you try Anders in Jellico, like I just posted? I can't put his number on here because topix auto deletes any posts that has phone numbers in it.

It's been a couple of years since I've been up there to see him, so maybe his hours have changed... Idk. Hopefully, he's still there. His office is old, and if you're all about appearances such as 'latest office decor'(that over inflated prices of others are partly about) snotty office personnel, and condescending attitudes, then his practice isn't good enough for you anyway.

He's a no nonsense, not the least arrogant, not greed obsessed or 'fancy', and his prices reflect that.

He often has people standing in line first thing in the mornings (emergency such as need extractions, treatment for tooth infection et al), and will take you as they can manage working you in between appts (so be prepared to have to wait it out the entire day, and don't leave because if you do, and they call you in and you're not there, you have to wait until the next day and stand in line first thing in the morning again) and stays late when he has to, to fit everyone in.

If he's off Fridays... well, I imagine he's getting a bit older like the rest of us and needs the time off. He's very busy every day he's open (as I explained above). His wife has MS, so like any decent husband probably feels the need to afford her his time and attention as well as what he pays to his patients.
Info

La Follette, TN

#10 Feb 8, 2013
Bethany wrote:
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Anybody deserves to be paid for their services. A lot of dentists in Campbell County made the mistake in the past of trusting people to pay them.
In past they've done a free clinic but the line is miles long. These are the things that need to be taught in school and at home to these kids that have no ambition to do anything with their lives. Oral are is something you have to keep up for the duration of your life and should be taken into consideration before you begin cranking out babies or laying out of school. One day you're going to grow up and live in the real world. In the real world you have to pay for things to keep yourself alive and healthy.
None of what you speak about has to do with me, personally, so when you yourself grows up (good luck with that) one can only hope you become better educated about what it means to make a fool of yourself, and cost yourself and your family an income because it was more important to you to maintain an inability to get over yourself. Good luck to those that have made, and will make, the mistake of depending on you to grow up.
normal guy

La Follette, TN

#11 Feb 8, 2013
Bethany wrote:
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Anybody deserves to be paid for their services. A lot of dentists in Campbell County made the mistake in the past of trusting people to pay them.
In past they've done a free clinic but the line is miles long. These are the things that need to be taught in school and at home to these kids that have no ambition to do anything with their lives. Oral are is something you have to keep up for the duration of your life and should be taken into consideration before you begin cranking out babies or laying out of school. One day you're going to grow up and live in the real world. In the real world you have to pay for things to keep yourself alive and healthy.
Bethany, how can a request to find a decent dentist turn into a rant from you on how having bad teeth is indicative of broken families, and worthless people? LET ME TELL YOU, I was raised in a 'traditional' normal household where we did brush our teeth. I have NEVER been on welfare, food stamps, TN Care or government assistance. I have never been in jail and have a full time job during my full adulthood. I have a college education and a skilled job but in today's economy it doesn't pay well. Just because someone cannot afford decent health care doesn't make them worthless, scum, or less of a person than you! YOU ARE WHAT IS WRONG WITH THIS COUNTRY! Maybe the lack of decent care is indicative of an unfair and poor health care structure. I don't know this but if I had to guess I would guess you are one of ultra conservatives who thinks they are better than the poor half of the country. Either give a suggestion for a dentist or go the hell away please.(which ever one you suggest I probably wouldn't go to).
Need some help

La Follette, TN

#12 Feb 8, 2013
Hey 'INFO', I had another person tell me of Dr Anders in Jellico and that he is really fair and non judgmental. I did make an appointment with a local dentist for Monday but will check prices and availability and may just go see Dr. Anders. I just didn't want to try to Jellico if there was a decent dentist in town. THANK YOU!!!
Bethany

Chicago, IL

#13 Feb 8, 2013
normal guy wrote:
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Bethany, how can a request to find a decent dentist turn into a rant from you on how having bad teeth is indicative of broken families, and worthless people? LET ME TELL YOU, I was raised in a 'traditional' normal household where we did brush our teeth. I have NEVER been on welfare, food stamps, TN Care or government assistance. I have never been in jail and have a full time job during my full adulthood. I have a college education and a skilled job but in today's economy it doesn't pay well. Just because someone cannot afford decent health care doesn't make them worthless, scum, or less of a person than you! YOU ARE WHAT IS WRONG WITH THIS COUNTRY! Maybe the lack of decent care is indicative of an unfair and poor health care structure. I don't know this but if I had to guess I would guess you are one of ultra conservatives who thinks they are better than the poor half of the country. Either give a suggestion for a dentist or go the hell away please.(which ever one you suggest I probably wouldn't go to).
Well, there's an awful lot of people here that are between 30 and 40 years old that wear dentures. So obviously oral health care was not a priority in their lives.
You're on Topix looking for a good dentist. That's like a priest going to a whore house looking for the virgin Mary.
mr jim shorts

United States

#14 Feb 8, 2013
they say drugs will rot ur teeth ;-)
Info

La Follette, TN

#15 Feb 8, 2013
Bethany wrote:
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Well, there's an awful lot of people here that are between 30 and 40 years old that wear dentures. So obviously oral health care was not a priority in their lives.
You're on Topix looking for a good dentist. That's like a priest going to a whore house looking for the virgin Mary.
So tell us, Bethany: Were you born that arrogant, and stupid or is it something you've worked at all of your life, to achieve such perfection of those traits?

Are dentures free? No. Not even on gov't assistance; not even discounted. Is there a such thing as Dental Insurance. No. Discount plans at a premium, and not much of a discount at that making offsetting that premium mere pennies on the dollar as a discount.

"Awful lot of 30 and 40 yr olds that wear dentures." How do you know this? Are you IN their mouths to know for sure that they are wearing dentures? Did YOU buy them for them?

Let's say your statement is accurate: Did they all have all of their teeth extracted for free? No. How about you come back with a figure of how much YOU charge (because of course you're a dentist, or work for one.) to extract EACH tooth, then multiply that figure (remember now, the bigger the tooth the more expensive it becomes. Oh, and surgically removed multiply each by 10) by how many teeth their are in the average adult mouth? After you cause yourself a blinding headache working that equation, finish yourself of with an aneurysm by adding the cost of the dentures.

You're angry because all that money could have been yours... MORE then the some of the equation above. Yanno... root canals, bridges, caps, fillings, bleachings, braces, extractions, alignments,'scrapings', on and on and on.

As expensive as it is to have teeth extracted and dentures made (very) in the long run it saved them a ton of money, AND never again having to deal with the likes of your opportunistic, severely over inflated sense of self-importance.

Those "awful lot of 30 and 40 yr olds" will never need you again, so you stand zero chance of ever bilking them for a single penny again, let alone financially raping them because their pain is so excruciating it makes you salivate at the thought of how much you can take them for since they're half out of their minds in panic, and pain, with a side of humiliating them for ever having had an issue with their teeth to begin with. EVER.

I find that rather amusing.

Fact: Dentists have the highest suicide rate of all physicians across all medical fields. Guess why.
Info

La Follette, TN

#16 Feb 8, 2013
Need some help wrote:
Hey 'INFO', I had another person tell me of Dr Anders in Jellico and that he is really fair and non judgmental. I did make an appointment with a local dentist for Monday but will check prices and availability and may just go see Dr. Anders. I just didn't want to try to Jellico if there was a decent dentist in town. THANK YOU!!!
You're welcome.

If you need work to be done that Dr. Ander's determines is out of his scope he will refer you to someone that it is within their field of expertise (surgical, et al), and you can add the bonus that he will be referring you to someone that is as like minded of himself. IOW: In the field to make a living, yes; but, in it to help you by first doing no harm. They don't need to exploit your pain, rape your wallet, and insult you to afford their egos, and costs of living and practicing dentistry. You know... how is supposed to be.

I wish you well.
Bethany

Chicago, IL

#17 Feb 8, 2013
Info wrote:
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So tell us, Bethany: Were you born that arrogant, and stupid or is it something you've worked at all of your life, to achieve such perfection of those traits?
Are dentures free? No. Not even on gov't assistance; not even discounted. Is there a such thing as Dental Insurance. No. Discount plans at a premium, and not much of a discount at that making offsetting that premium mere pennies on the dollar as a discount.
"Awful lot of 30 and 40 yr olds that wear dentures." How do you know this? Are you IN their mouths to know for sure that they are wearing dentures? Did YOU buy them for them?
Let's say your statement is accurate: Did they all have all of their teeth extracted for free? No. How about you come back with a figure of how much YOU charge (because of course you're a dentist, or work for one.) to extract EACH tooth, then multiply that figure (remember now, the bigger the tooth the more expensive it becomes. Oh, and surgically removed multiply each by 10) by how many teeth their are in the average adult mouth? After you cause yourself a blinding headache working that equation, finish yourself of with an aneurysm by adding the cost of the dentures.
You're angry because all that money could have been yours... MORE then the some of the equation above. Yanno... root canals, bridges, caps, fillings, bleachings, braces, extractions, alignments,'scrapings', on and on and on.
As expensive as it is to have teeth extracted and dentures made (very) in the long run it saved them a ton of money, AND never again having to deal with the likes of your opportunistic, severely over inflated sense of self-importance.
Those "awful lot of 30 and 40 yr olds" will never need you again, so you stand zero chance of ever bilking them for a single penny again, let alone financially raping them because their pain is so excruciating it makes you salivate at the thought of how much you can take them for since they're half out of their minds in panic, and pain, with a side of humiliating them for ever having had an issue with their teeth to begin with. EVER.
I find that rather amusing.
Fact: Dentists have the highest suicide rate of all physicians across all medical fields. Guess why.
Well my dental insurance pays 80% on crowns, fillings and root canals. I also get three free cleanings per year. This insurance is paid for by my employer. I am not a dentist or an assistant. I am speaking from experience only.
I know the people of whom I speak. They are between 30 and 40. It began with their parents. They didn't take them to the dentist when they were kids. They didn't stress the importance of oral hygiene and as a result, these children grew up with bad teeth.
What they do is wait until the tooth becomes abscessed then they go to the ER. I know one girl that will be 30 on May 25th and all her front teeth are black. She has no choice but to have them all pulled.
This is just how it is because Medicaid doesn't pay for it. If it did, all of TN would have porcelain veneers.
Bethany

Chicago, IL

#18 Feb 8, 2013
Info wrote:
<quoted text>
So tell us, Bethany: Were you born that arrogant, and stupid or is it something you've worked at all of your life, to achieve such perfection of those traits?
Are dentures free? No. Not even on gov't assistance; not even discounted. Is there a such thing as Dental Insurance. No. Discount plans at a premium, and not much of a discount at that making offsetting that premium mere pennies on the dollar as a discount.
"Awful lot of 30 and 40 yr olds that wear dentures." How do you know this? Are you IN their mouths to know for sure that they are wearing dentures? Did YOU buy them for them?
Let's say your statement is accurate: Did they all have all of their teeth extracted for free? No. How about you come back with a figure of how much YOU charge (because of course you're a dentist, or work for one.) to extract EACH tooth, then multiply that figure (remember now, the bigger the tooth the more expensive it becomes. Oh, and surgically removed multiply each by 10) by how many teeth their are in the average adult mouth? After you cause yourself a blinding headache working that equation, finish yourself of with an aneurysm by adding the cost of the dentures.
You're angry because all that money could have been yours... MORE then the some of the equation above. Yanno... root canals, bridges, caps, fillings, bleachings, braces, extractions, alignments,'scrapings', on and on and on.
As expensive as it is to have teeth extracted and dentures made (very) in the long run it saved them a ton of money, AND never again having to deal with the likes of your opportunistic, severely over inflated sense of self-importance.
Those "awful lot of 30 and 40 yr olds" will never need you again, so you stand zero chance of ever bilking them for a single penny again, let alone financially raping them because their pain is so excruciating it makes you salivate at the thought of how much you can take them for since they're half out of their minds in panic, and pain, with a side of humiliating them for ever having had an issue with their teeth to begin with. EVER.
I find that rather amusing.
Fact: Dentists have the highest suicide rate of all physicians across all medical fields. Guess why.
Well my dental insurance pays 80% on crowns, fillings and root canals. I also get three free cleanings per year. This insurance is paid for by my employer. I am not a dentist or an assistant. I am speaking from experience only.
I know the people of whom I speak. They are between 30 and 40. It began with their parents. They didn't take them to the dentist when they were kids. They didn't stress the importance of oral hygiene and as a result, these children grew up with bad teeth.
What they do is wait until the tooth becomes abscessed then they go to the ER. I know one girl that will be 30 on May 25th and all her front teeth are black. She has no choice but to have them all pulled.
This is just how it is because Medicaid doesn't pay for it. If it did, all of TN would have porcelain veneers.
normal guy

La Follette, TN

#19 Feb 8, 2013
Maybe Bethany those parents you refer to that didn't take their children to the dentist made a choice between going to the dentist or putting food on the table. You ever think of that? I would love to have dental insurance provided by my employer. Work for the government at some level do you? I work like a dog for my current employer for no benefits but is the best available currently for my profession which has been hit hard during the recession. Maybe you're not but you come across as a snobby, stuck-up, judgmental witch.
true

La Follette, TN

#20 Feb 8, 2013
Bethany wrote:
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Well my dental insurance pays 80% on crowns, fillings and root canals. I also get three free cleanings per year. This insurance is paid for by my employer. I am not a dentist or an assistant. I am speaking from experience only.
I know the people of whom I speak. They are between 30 and 40. It began with their parents. They didn't take them to the dentist when they were kids. They didn't stress the importance of oral hygiene and as a result, these children grew up with bad teeth.
What they do is wait until the tooth becomes abscessed then they go to the ER. I know one girl that will be 30 on May 25th and all her front teeth are black. She has no choice but to have them all pulled.
This is just how it is because Medicaid doesn't pay for it. If it did, all of TN would have porcelain veneers.
and how is that hurting you? like u said tncare doesn't pay for it so it's not coming out of ur golden wallet so why you so up into the girls business about what and why ever about her teeth. betting ur not anything about paying a penny towards helping her out getting em so whats in it for u to be obsessed about it? guess it makes u feel better and distracts you from ur own faults because even tho ur convinced you don't have any it only means u know how best to lie and embarrass urself behind ur hollywood smile. smh. not enuff money printed to make being that miserable inside to be any where near worth having it.

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