So a friend of mine has been without dental insurance for over a year now since her employer had to cut back aka cancelled her dental insurance. Whenever she sees the dentist now (usually twice a year), she has to pay for everything out-of-pocket (cleaning, exam, maybe even x-rays, drilling & filling if necessary).
I was wondering if anybody could recommend an alternative to paying out-of-pocket? And no, not going to see the dentist is not one. She wants regular check-ups, which will be healthier and cheaper in the long run.
How about private insurance or negotiating prices with the dentist???