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Old 10-04-2013, 07:04 PM   #14
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It's obvious that you're very well informed and doing virtually everything that you can. It's just so heartbreaking and frustrating to know that there may be (or sometimes certainly are) treatments that are out of reach because of lack of insurance/funds.

I've recently begun hearing of patients being turned away for lack of insurance, even if the patient offered to pay in cash, up front. Hopefully this is a misinterpretation of what actually occurred, or at least reflects isolated incidents and doesn't become common practice.

We did find a dentist, thankfully who is willing to give a substantial discount if paid in cash up front. I have a lot of dental work that needs doing and it'll probably take years to get done at a pace we can afford.

I'm grateful for all the resources we have found, but am frustrated at how hard we had to work to find them, especially since some were found entirely by happenstance. Without a few lucky accidents, we'd still be looking.
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