There is no question that trusting your dentist puts you in a very vulnerable state and we want to help you avoid dental scams. The issues you acquire in your mouth, in addition to the treatment used to fix those problems, are areas of expertise you know nothing about as the patient. That is a big part of our job, making sure we educate you on your dental needs and build a trust in us that you can rely on. You need to remember that even though a practice may have all the required degrees and qualifications, it does not mean they are trustworthy. We have seen time and time again unethical dental actions that have been taken elsewhere. There is a solid percentage of new patients that come to Szmanda Dental because they were taken advantage of and need a 2nd opinion. Let us clarify — we are not writing this blog to bad mouth these other dental offices, but instead help patients learn of how to be aware of these scams and hopefully save them time, money and discomfort.