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    Any good food in dental offices?

    If yes how much does it cost?

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    Quote Originally Posted by snoseek View Post
    I'm actually working on this myself as I want to get away from being owned. My answer is cheap high dedutible insurance (5k), with 5k in an HSA. I have six months to make this happen as I'll be leaving the job I'm returning to by halloween.

    It's the dental thing I'd like to figure out. I need quite a bit of work. I actually am toying with the idea of going to Mexico to get this done next year.
    Went to the dentist in Thailand this summer and was very impressed. I was skeptical going but once I got there saw the facilities and talked with the dentist my worries went away, it was actually quite a bit nicer than my dentist back here in the states and about a Quarter of the cost.

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    From what I hear, there are some pretty good eats and drinks in the parking lot.
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    The thread has drifted away...

    Dental works aren't life and death. So doing it outside the country is not as risky as other medical procedures.

    On the other hand, as many had pointed out, quality varies a lot. So, you'll want to find a GOOD source before going. (typically, you probably want to get quite a few teeth done so if quality isn't good, you got a lot more follow up to do, which defeats the purpose of saving money).

    I grew up in a third world country, I can tell you the dental work I had back in my birth country were better quality than some of the ones I got done here! The other end of spectrum, I also lucked out with a very good dentist here too (not just good, excellent)!

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    Quote Originally Posted by abc View Post
    The thread has drifted away...

    Dental works aren't life and death. So doing it outside the country is not as risky as other medical procedures.

    On the other hand, as many had pointed out, quality varies a lot. So, you'll want to find a GOOD source before going. (typically, you probably want to get quite a few teeth done so if quality isn't good, you got a lot more follow up to do, which defeats the purpose of saving money).

    I grew up in a third world country, I can tell you the dental work I had back in my birth country were better quality than some of the ones I got done here! The other end of spectrum, I also lucked out with a very good dentist here too (not just good, excellent)!
    The reality is, and there are numerous studies backing this up, is to the general public, what constitutes a "good" dentist has more to do with the personality of the dentist (and his/her staff), did he/she cause any pain, and what the cost/perceived value was more than what we in the profession look at for "good" work (size + detectability of the margins of the restoration, the overall color profile and depth of color of the restoration, anatomical contours, adjacent gum tissue health, etc)

    To be 100% honest, the longevity of a restoration has far more to due with the patients dietary and hygiene habits over time than the "quality" of the work, as i've seen literally thousands of what on the surface often appear as "crappy" restorations that have been functioning without a single problem for over 25yrs and also plenty of technically superior restorations that have failed within 2your to 3yrs after placement As I tell my patients, I only guarentee my work won't fail until they leave my office, since after that the longevity is up to how THEY take care of it, and just like their car needs regular care and maintenance for longevity sake, so do obe's teeth (real or fake)

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    When the same dentist did TWO teeth, and BOTH of them cracked within 6 months, I can't see why it's NOT a quality issue.

    In the mean time, fillings done 6 YEARS prior were still holding fine. So did some in between the time, by other (American) dentist.

    As a dentist, you may or may not have the patient history. But I do, the history of my own teeth!

    I'll take luck if just one of the two failed. But reality is, none of my prior (or since) fillings last less than 5 years (many lasted more). To have 100% failure has to be a skill (and/of) quality problem. Further more, the re-do of those 2 fillings, by a different dentist, lasted years since. Tell me it's not a bad dentist! Fancy office he had too...

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    Dental insurance is it worth the price, I guess we need to change name of this threads, at least its food related, lol.

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    Wow!!! This has been a lively discussion, over 3000 views and over 100 replies, and the discussion has even morphed. I gotta say it has been an eye opener to me. I doubt I'll complain much about on mountain pricing anymore. I probably won't indulge much either, except on real cold days with a bowl of chowder. I may mention when the prices are so high that no one is buying. The ratio of quality to price seems to be the biggest issue. I feel like such a cheapskate in that it is more about the overall price.

    Looking forward to next season. Getting a pass for the River, the Loaf and Loon. Maybe I'll actually get to the loaf and Loon next year. I really missed the loaf, I love that mountain.
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  9. #119
    Quote Originally Posted by billski View Post
    From what I hear, there are some pretty good eats and drinks in the parking lot.
    I second that; I do not understand why parking lots of chain restaurants like Bahama Breeze are crowded and sometimes overflowing; cars were parking on the street last night and in an unofficial dirt lot. Food at most chain restaurants tends to have a lot of sodium, which can be bad for you (that's why I've been sweating so much after eating a lot of Easter ham but it's a once in a year delicacy for me).


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    Quote Originally Posted by uphillklimber View Post
    Seriously now, what is going on? I was at the River today for pond skimming. They fired up the grill and burgers smelled awesome. I ended up buying one and a dog, $7.00 and $3.50 respectively. Again, I am reminded why I brown bag it to the resort.

    The entire time of the event, I saw not one burger or dog in the hands of the spectators, not one. And afterwards, when I got mine, right in the crowd, not one other person ordered anything the entire time I was there getting my order or adding the condiments.

    Whose marketing idea is this? The burger was a decent burger, as was the dog. If they were to sell them for say, half that price, they'd still make a decent profit, but they would sell so many more of them, that overall their sales and profits would be much higher. There would likely be a whole lot less brown bagging it and more food bought on resort, ending up with greater profits overall.

    Anyways, I went on down to the White cap lodge for the after party with a Buffet cover band for the festivities. It was dead, perhaps 60-80 people spread about. Just walking around, I began to understand. Their painkillers, (drink of the day) were priced at $8.00 each. All other refreshments were equally expensive. I didn't even stick around to hear the winners from the pond skimming.

    It just seems to me that the profiteering going on is destroying their intention of getting a party and a crowd. I know they priced me right out of there.
    Your voice was heard! They had the grills going at Barker yesterday and burgers were $5.00 and dogs were $2.50.

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