ArticlesBlog Is your dentist ripping you off? Hidden camera investigation (CBC Marketplace) October 16, 2019100 Related posts: Unlicensed daycare: Hidden camera investigation (CBC Marketplace) Lemon cars: What you need to know (CBC Marketplace) Telemarketers: Tracking down the people who call you up (CBC Marketplace) Outlets vs retail, and Winners prices: Sale fail? (CBC Marketplace) Related tags : and Canadian Broadcasting Corportation (TV network) Canadian News CBC broadcasting media cbc news CBC News Network CBCNews erica public broadcasting news the Post navigation Previous Article Where are the apples in your juice from? (Marketplace) Next Article Dealing With Passive-Aggressive Coworkers Comments (100) November 27, 2018 at 1:39 pm stay away from Spanish dentists Reply November 30, 2018 at 1:38 pm Note to self…..don't trust anyone from India!!!! Reply December 1, 2018 at 4:44 am Yeah wtf rip offs Reply December 1, 2018 at 4:44 am Thanks Health care Reply December 4, 2018 at 12:52 pm Why are you going without any problem?.Do u think it's going to help you? you are going to cheat yourself not anyone because you are a fool. Reply December 6, 2018 at 8:54 pm I live in a very low cost of living state in the USA and I was quoted over $12,000. It was absolutely ridiculous. I just wanted the front teeth decalcified and he told me I needed crowns, extractions and implant/flipper. Reply December 8, 2018 at 12:33 am Not all dentists were bad, there were dentists that were ethical in their job too. There were ethical and non-ethical ones in every professions or jobs lol, so don't just judge all bad. What if the patients are the ones asking the dentists to do the makeover, not the dentists considering it lol. My husband works for others but they never forced him to do things that were unethical, they cared about quality of care for their patients, so not all dentists were bad. Stop blaming all dentists, Reply December 12, 2018 at 1:11 am In America, dentists are the number one malpractice lawsuit. Reply January 1, 2019 at 9:51 pm In Albania in Turkey in Kosovo same prices. I live here in Albania Reply January 2, 2019 at 6:44 am Dentist really charge tooth and nail! Reply January 5, 2019 at 9:40 pm Dentists are crooks, What they charge for a service is outrageous. I had a broken lower left 1st molar and over time it turned into an abscess tooth that caused a lot of pain. I didn't have benefits and what ever had to be done was coming straight out of my pocket. I could have saved the tooth by getting a crown but was told it was going to be around $2000. I certainly didn't have the kind of money kicking around so had no choice but to get it pulled or I was going to be in severe pain and eventually a life-threatening infection will occur. So I was left with no choice but to get it pulled. Took about 15 mins to put the pliers in my mouth pull the tooth and put gauze on the area. After it was done I was escorted to the reception desk and the bill came out to almost $500. Wow… that was a lot of money for not a lot of work. My God I thought to my self if I didn't have a credit card to pay for this they would have just let me be in pain and get sick from the infection. It's really sad that we live in a world that peoples only driving point is to fill their pockets. Reply January 15, 2019 at 7:13 pm Mine just said I have four cavities and I haven’t had any! Off course this is a new dentist Reply January 16, 2019 at 4:19 am Always get a second opinion! Reply January 30, 2019 at 4:46 am Government should definitely have an obligation to talk on camera. It should be enforced to inform people about shady things that the government isn’t taking action on but it clearly aware it’s happening. Reply January 30, 2019 at 7:37 am And dentists wonder why their profession has the highest suicide rate. Make a deal with the devil and eventually you pay either by unbearable guilt or be out of the profession!!!!!! Reply February 7, 2019 at 8:39 pm Everyone should watch Root Cause on Netflix. Root canals are bad news don’t get them! Reply February 8, 2019 at 2:20 am I hope she didn't get 20 dental x-rays! Reply February 8, 2019 at 10:47 am I had a root canal done and there's scars insidy mouth not even near the tooth Reply February 15, 2019 at 7:46 pm just went to the dentist past week, he quoted me nearly my entire policy. and before starting the actual work, my dentist wanted to start the cleaning first. Reply February 21, 2019 at 3:46 pm Dentists are CROOKS!! Reply February 22, 2019 at 1:54 am i dont mind screwing over the insurance company as long as i dont have to pay any extra Reply March 17, 2019 at 1:12 pm her smile was great no need for veneers Reply March 25, 2019 at 6:00 pm 10:20 Reply March 25, 2019 at 8:22 pm Your precious logo needs to be much smaller and at the top. Reply March 25, 2019 at 8:47 pm Went to dentist in my new town for cleaning and one tooth that has pain when biting food. Lengthy exam, told I may lose many other teeth that are giving no problems, periodontal specialist appmt set up, he measures (but I cannot possibly verify) gum "pockets", says US$1,065 deep cleaning needed. At this moment, I have 3 further apptmts, and nothing yet done for my original two reasons for first visit. MY gums, BTW, are nicely pink, no pain, no redness, no puffiness, no bleeding ever. They look fine to me, but what do I know? Reply March 27, 2019 at 1:49 am this is all sad, something so simple that we need to eat ,to smile cost , so much$$$$$$$$ sad it's all about money, not that dr's really want to help 🙁 Reply March 27, 2019 at 3:10 pm Legal thievs. Reply March 27, 2019 at 9:11 pm Can you say ROBBERY kids??? And that's the lesson for the day…..😉 Reply March 30, 2019 at 7:12 pm I was told 2 years ago that I would need 16 fillings! I have healthy habits and was shocked to find that news out. After updating my dental insurance, I went in to a new office yesterday and to my surprise I now have “Three very TINY cavities.” I was also complimented on how good my teeth were considering I hadn’t ever gone to the dentist as frequently as recommended. I was very shocked. I might do a test of my own and see what the third person recommends Reply April 3, 2019 at 5:04 am When I fractured my tooth the oral surgeon I was recommended to didn’t even take an x ray or ct scan but I was quoted 4,000 went to the city and it was 2,500 lol Reply April 6, 2019 at 7:00 am It’s really hard to find a good dentist who genuinely cares about the patient, and not the money. When I first moved to a new area, I went to a dentist who claimed that I needed 3 root canals, and a new bridge. It didn’t sound right so I went to get a second opinion at a different practice. That dentist examined my teeth and told me that all i needed were fillings, and that my bridge was fine. He was even trying to save me money by while making my treatment plan! So blessed and glad that I found his practice, it’s now my new go-to🦷😷 Reply April 6, 2019 at 12:41 pm Interesting👻 Reply April 11, 2019 at 3:10 am i <3 joe radice what a spicy young man Reply April 22, 2019 at 3:01 pm These dentists sure are floss Reply April 23, 2019 at 10:32 pm I went for a second opinion . The next dentist said They wanted another x ray for a cleaning, I can't get a simple cleaning ! Wtf. Reply April 28, 2019 at 1:17 pm Be aware from Indian dentist ! Reply May 22, 2019 at 2:10 am the job draws in sociopaths, drilling enamel and watch it squirm. Reply May 28, 2019 at 11:42 am pretty much dentists are an internacional rip off, Reply June 5, 2019 at 3:51 am So moral of the story is to go to White dentist? Reply June 11, 2019 at 8:17 pm The dentist I visited ripped me off. She ripped off 2 of my teeth can you imagine that. Reply June 13, 2019 at 3:54 am My dentist is rlly nice to me Reply June 22, 2019 at 11:38 am $1800-2000? Pfft! That's the price of one root canal here in NY. They're going to use me to buy them a new Mercedes. Reply June 23, 2019 at 1:48 am I Got Scammed….. Reply June 28, 2019 at 5:42 am My dentist appointments cost like $32 for a cleaning and whitening and maybe a bit more for my fisher seals which I got start of year Reply July 1, 2019 at 12:22 am So many Middle Eastern Dentists in your Video!! We are THERE for their OIL, they're HERE for your GOLD!! Reply July 17, 2019 at 1:00 am Dishonest dentists who scam their patients should be held down and have all their own teeth ripped out without any anaesthetic. Reply August 1, 2019 at 3:21 pm Hi everyone, We are not famous and having a hard time with our campaign posting everywhere with a large audience to get help or even some shares would be great!! this is for my wife we are in PEI Canada please help if you can or even a share. Thank you. @t Reply August 3, 2019 at 8:24 am I don't go to the dentist except to get teeth fixed if they're broken. Otherwise I never see the dentist I. I clean my teeth properly. There's one dentist which I like but they're a dental school. I probably won't go back for a teeth cleaning for a while though. Reply August 6, 2019 at 7:01 pm How do we fight back against Bad dentists Reply August 17, 2019 at 10:45 am White pearls beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Teeth need realignments and a slight overbite to keep jaw from hurting. It's like going to different to appraise a price the more expensive is sometimes the more expert to find the most of your beauty from their theory and practice. Cheap G makes sure u get a return visit before he can map and or theorize a change of ur perfection looking for change in nothing already so u get what u looking and not looking for. Objectivity. Oral b vibrating flosser 10/9 dentist recommended. Red jackets, Republican out for a dollar. 2 heads of a tale, Clint. Is this nun on a donkey a dr. Of her retentive oooohhh. Get the difference in consultation and figure out which part of ur old car u can renovate as an antique that lasts longer than you don't care for it. Ur teeth Reply August 24, 2019 at 12:03 am In the uk this is not a problem as we have the NHS so dentists can not legally rip you of Reply August 25, 2019 at 4:04 pm This happens in the US also! I went to a prestigious dentist they they said I needed like 10,000$ worth of dental fixes! 2 years later I went to another dentist and alll those problems were absent! I was so depressed for so long. This should be illegal! Reply September 6, 2019 at 12:44 pm Peace be upon you, I am the name of Hassan, I need help from any doctor or dentist who will treat me to my teeth. I do not need anything other than treating me to my teeth. I need your joy. Thank you.00212608371893 Reply September 8, 2019 at 8:34 pm Seems that its best to go to a Dentist, that is not deeply into Debt. The more a Dentist is in Debt … the more likely he makes up Fairy-Tales to sell you useless and harmful treatment. Reply September 14, 2019 at 2:41 am A dentist once told me I had a cavity and needed a filling. Having never had a cavity and being a twice-daily brusher for over 20 years, I was surprised. So I went to another dentist for a second opinion. Turns out my hunch was right, and I didn’t have any cavities at all. Not only did they try to get me to pay significantly more than I needed to, but even more alarmingly, I would have undergone an unnecessary medical procedure. The unethicality of this is so high that it should be illegal. Would you agree to letting me drill a hole in your perfectly good tooth just to refill it and charge you hundreds of dollars? What, no takers?! Reply September 16, 2019 at 10:27 am You not only don't know which dentist to trust, but which dentist is correct. Unless you have definite pain or obvious decay, you can be told anything. Even second and third opinions can leave you totally confused. A dentist knows that pointing things out on X-rays is also questionable and beyond common knowledge. Reply September 23, 2019 at 1:08 am First they drill your teeth then they drill your bank account Reply September 24, 2019 at 10:42 pm The real truth is this is a scam . Doctors scamming insurance companies and their patients. Reply September 25, 2019 at 6:17 pm Now investigate doctors Reply September 25, 2019 at 6:35 pm Thank you! I knew all along all my dentist is ripping me off Reply September 27, 2019 at 9:28 pm They took off my wisdom teeth and did a root canal and crown … all this for a pain i still have…. so yes they are scammers too Reply September 28, 2019 at 3:58 am I can trust the Devil rather than trusting dentists, most of them deserve to go to Jail where they belong. Reply September 28, 2019 at 4:01 am Shameless scammers, no God fearing, no values, no law to abide, open your mouth at your own risk. Reply September 28, 2019 at 4:11 am We need government supervision to monitor these thieves, most of them will go to Jail at that point. Reply September 29, 2019 at 12:09 am i don't trust dentists period. inconsistent exam results among different dentists. Reply September 29, 2019 at 7:06 am It’s safe to say now that without exception ALL Indians are scammers!! Reply September 29, 2019 at 2:30 pm I actually know my dentist…he is a good friend, so I know he isn't ripping me off! Reply September 30, 2019 at 2:51 am They tried to pull teeth for more money all the time. For me listerine is key to avoid tooth infections. Hec antibiotics and listerine and problem solved vs spending more and losing a tooth. Reply September 30, 2019 at 4:54 pm Thumbs down, logo covered subtitles! Reply October 2, 2019 at 2:37 am This actually applies to all dentists Reply October 2, 2019 at 7:23 am Be careful of Indian dentists Reply October 2, 2019 at 2:26 pm Wow I’m sure this is the same in the US! Now I know why I always hated the dentist Reply October 2, 2019 at 8:34 pm Are any services not ripping us off marketplace 😂 Reply October 4, 2019 at 12:32 am Drill & fill specialists, like filling in pot holes. They max out my dental plan every year. Reply October 4, 2019 at 1:31 am I get all my dental work done when I visit myFamily in Nicaragua! My dentist is great! Reply October 4, 2019 at 2:50 am ….. Yes there are ripping you off … Well they are rapeing you for your money ….. In USA and Canada …. Reply October 4, 2019 at 7:15 am I was scammed too Reply October 4, 2019 at 7:28 pm I think they over charge certain people because they lust over perfection. Not for their own being but to force other's into complimenting them over & over. One can pin point who craves that very easily, and thus over charge. Reply October 5, 2019 at 1:38 am @ 7:40 am i the only one dat got scared of the sound Reply October 5, 2019 at 5:20 am I went to my dentist and told them not to do give me the numbing medicen with the needle and to just do the filling, he did and he did tell me if it hurts let him know. He asked me if I was doing ok as he drilled and filled. It only hurt a little for only like a minute or two at most. It hurt much much less then a few pokes with the needle and whating for the feeling to come back in my mouth before I could eat. Reply October 5, 2019 at 7:13 am Dam now days you cant do nun with out getting riped off😒 Reply October 5, 2019 at 4:45 pm The same can be said for any privatized medical field. I've worked at many vet clinics as a Registered tech, and some clinics are really shady. End of the day it's a business. Shop around. Reply October 6, 2019 at 12:02 pm 9:08 "we could go bankrupt if we don't do the work". From the look of it, they clearly over spend more than what they make. So the patient ends up being extorted instead of treated for a problem he has. Reply October 7, 2019 at 7:33 am I found out my dentist was charging my insurance more about work never done it in my teeth. Reply October 7, 2019 at 2:23 pm Without even watching the video, I would say yes. All dentists are good at ripping people off their clients. Reply October 8, 2019 at 1:59 am My old dentist said i needed my molar pulled because it wouldn't grow in. It did. Reply October 8, 2019 at 2:25 am The drug on its own is worth it Reply October 8, 2019 at 2:23 pm I went to a dentist to get a second opinion. After looking at the xrays the dentist brought up a whole list of stuff I 'needed' done, yet he completely left out the reason I had gone there in the first place. I learned not to trust dentists then. I have the same trouble with Gynecologists. They've claimed the results of Pap Smears are inconclusive and that I needed to have a colposcopy. Yet, when I went for second opinions, the results have ALWAYS been normal. It was a ploy to get money. I didn't make the mistake of telling the last Gynecologist the real reason I was there. I haven't had any problems getting accurate results from that doctor yet…Always get a second opinion! It will save you and your insurance a lot of money. Reply October 8, 2019 at 2:40 pm I was at one lousy dentist who was running her mouth without paying attention. She asked more than once if she had given me the shot. I didn't feel anything and my lips were numb for hours! I should never have went back. I was practically screaming the next time I needed dental work due to being given less to make up for using to much before. Unlike the piss poor dentist who made patients wait up to an hour after receiving the shot before she got to them.The dentist I have now doesn't inject people until about five minutes before he is ready to start the work. He knows exactly how much to give. I start to feel it wearing off when I am leaving/making an appt. for next time. Reply October 9, 2019 at 1:04 am Ladies, semen is the best tooth whitener. It's a proven fact. Reply October 10, 2019 at 6:37 am Screw all these bad ppl Reply October 10, 2019 at 8:13 pm I went to the dentist in 2009 and got an X-ray they said nothing was wrong with the right side of my month but I had a cavity my left so I came in the next week to fill it. when I did the dentist then found a full cavity that wasn't there the week before on the right side so he said come in the next week to fill that one in. When I did, I told him the other one he did the week before hurts so he did another X-ray and said I needed a root canal. But I had no insurance money so I should come back when I do. I never did the root canal and they never mentioned it again. Fast forward to 2016 I have sensitivity in my tooth to hot and cold and they tell me to use sensodyne tooth paste. They said that again the next time I went in 6 month later. They suggested to get a filling replaced because there was a space in it. Before I could I got a major toothache and they couldn't take me so I went to another dentist who found out the tooth they wanted to fill wasn't the tooth I had and issue with and that I had an inflect tooth from a filingl that was too deep. Looking back it was the magical cavity tooth from 2009. Never went back to those money grubbers. Reply October 11, 2019 at 11:03 am 500 Dollar for a professional cleaning !! In Germany it cost between 90-120 euro Reply October 11, 2019 at 11:20 am The U.S. is just as bad or worse. Cleanings are over $900 and you walk out with more damage to your teeth many times. And apparently fillings don't exist anymore, just root canals. Reply October 11, 2019 at 11:57 pm In america also but OF COURSE! Reply October 12, 2019 at 10:36 am My method with dentists is to research the heck out of the matter beforehand and then ask them simple logical questions that are common knowledge, such as which filling is better composite or regular and why? Then, repeat with another dentist. Come home and compare answers. Reply October 13, 2019 at 4:24 pm ……. DENTIST ARE BETTER – LIARS – THAN LAWYERS ……. ALL LEGALIZED – CON – ARTIST …… ALL HAVE A GAME GOING …… Reply October 15, 2019 at 8:04 pm I know my teeth are bad. I have a calcium deficiency and I hate the taste of mint.But $300-$600 for one tooth every visit when I need 20 pulled is too much.Especially for someone unable to work right now and can barely afford what I have to eat sometimes. Reply October 15, 2019 at 8:33 pm I HATE my former dentist. She is a LIAR and a THIEF. Reply October 16, 2019 at 3:25 am You should investigate this company justfahionnow please this company stole money to people and all the word, they never refund as money 💰 Reply Comment here Cancel reply Comment Name * Email * Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.