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Hi,<br>
Can anyone reccomend a great dentist in Corvallis that allows you to make payment plans. Dental is the 1 thing my insurance doesn't cover <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/gloomy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Gloomy">:<br>
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We've been to see both Dr. Black and Dr. Hata. They are similar in fees. I looked around, shocked at how much dental work costs!, and found pretty much the same thing around town, except for "Affordable Dental" which IMO is a very scary place. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"> I like Dr. Hata personally, and she is open to alternative therapies, but my kids have done better with Dr. Black (even my "highly sensitive" child) and I think he does good work. The office staff are nice, there are TVs for the littles, and his assistants are all really great. I am sure Dr. Hata does payment plans, I know Dr. Black does and he has been very reasonable in working with us on ours. I don't know, maybe they would also do a sort of sliding scale since you don't have insurance? Worth asking. You also might ask around about alternatives -- I am pretty sure the county has free or cheap dental that various dentists around town donate time to. If you can't find info about it from a dentist, call Community Services Consortium, they do a lot of low-income support and I bet anything they would have that information. Not assuming that you are low-income, but for just about anybody who's not rich, dental costs without insurance can really do you in!<br><br>
I absolutely do NOT NOT NOT recommend the pediatric dental office in Albany. They encourage parents to "wait outside" (yeah, right!) and act put out if you decline. I found the primary dentist a bit nervous and easily overwhelmed, and the assistants were not kid friendly at all. When prepping my young son to have a cavity filled, she talked over him to me about general chit-chat, didn't talk to him about anything she was doing to him, and the dentist herself, when my son starting whimpering, kept saying, "What? What's wrong?" in this tone like he was upsetting <i>her</i> and as if he could tell her with all that crap in his mouth anyway. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">: They also act like it's silly if you don't want amalgam. *sigh*
 
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