Insider's Guide to Saving Money at the Dentist: A Dentist's Advice on How to Effectively Create and Keep an Amazing Smile

Transformation Media Books
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 Finally a book that will tell you how to get an amazing smile and save money doing it! The Insider's Guide to Saving Money at the Dentist will show you how to get a smile worth showing off. This book will explain step by step how to choose the best providers, how to determine which dental procedures are right for you, and how to get the best price without doing unnecessary dental work.

The Insider's Guide to Saving Money at the Dentist takes the intimidating subject of dentistry—complete with all the jargon—and explains it in terms you can understand with clear examples. It answers questions such as, "Are fluoride treatments or mercury fillings poisonous?" and "Will I get cancer from my dental x-rays?" It even walks you through the complexities of dental insurance! An absolute must-read for the frugal and informed consumer.

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About the author

Dr. Carson Calderwood is a dentist who has made it his lifelong commitment to help bring transparency and simplicity to all of life's complicated and nebulous decisions. He lives in West Seattle with his amazingly intelligent wife and their four spunky children.
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Publisher
Transformation Media Books
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Published on
Feb 7, 2017
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Pages
124
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ISBN
9781941799475
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Language
English
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Genres
Business & Economics / Insurance / Health
Health & Fitness / Oral Health
Medical / Dentistry / General
Medical / Dentistry / Oral Surgery
Reference / Consumer Guides
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This content is DRM protected.
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Although this book is not meant to be comprehensive, it offers the firm foundation for having informed discussion with your dentist and for maintaining oral health for a lifetime.

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In these troubled times, perhaps no institution has unraveled more quickly and more completely than American medicine. In only a few decades, the medical system has been overrun by organizations seeking to exploit for profit the trust that vulnerable and sick Americans place in their healthcare. Our politicians have proven themselves either unwilling or incapable of reining in the increasingly outrageous costs faced by patients, and market-based solutions only seem to funnel larger and larger sums of our money into the hands of corporations. Impossibly high insurance premiums and inexplicably large bills have become facts of life; fatalism has set in. Very quickly Americans have been made to accept paying more for less. How did things get so bad so fast?

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