Fee for Service
"DISCOVER THE PANKEY DIFFERENCE"
key to any relationship is trust. This is also true of relationships between
a patient and their dentist. If you develop a level of trust with someone,
you will trust them to charge you fairly for what they do. That is not
only true of dentistry but of every service that you receive in daily life.
I feel that I am not charging for a dental appliance, but the level of
service it takes to correctly restore someone to optimum dental health.
A lot of different factors reflect what is charged for a service and these
can vary from procedure to procedure. All fees should reflect the level
of Time, Care, Skill, and Judgment, that it takes to perform them the best
that they can be done. Short cuts will obviously reflect in the quality
of the level of care that is received. It is certainly true, that you can
spend a lot of money and not receive anything of value, but it is also
true that something of high quality and value cannot be obtained for nothing
or next to nothing. This is the reason I have chosen NOT
to participate in fixed fee delivery systems,
that dictate that I must cut corners in order to make a fair profit, such
as Dental Maintenance Organizations and insurance plans (PPO's) that set
the fee. When comparing dental fees remember the adage, "If something sounds
too good to be true it probably is"!
"PEOPLE HELPING PEOPLE"