I wish I had a different type of insurance where I could pick any provider for my services.
- Unfortunately, I have the type of medical plan where they give me the name of a dentist that is in my network.
There are actually two in the network, but one of the offices is on the other side of town and 45 minutes away from my home. The other office is right down the street and much closer. It’s always very cold at the office of the dentist. I have to go to the dentist once a month right now, because I am having some serious dental work completed. I am having all of my wisdom teeth taken out and I am also having some orthodontic work completed. I’ve been at the dentist a number of times in the last couple of months and every time I go it is absolutely cold and frigid. I asked the dentist to adjust the air conditioner before she got started last week and she told me that the temperature is controlled by the corporate office. I didn’t even realize that the dentist’s office was owned by a corporation. I thought that dentist’s owned the practice because their names were on the outside of the wall. Last time it was hard to stay still and I was shivering badly. The next time I have to go to the dentist, I am going to wear a heavy jacket and a sweatshirt. I don’t care if it’s hard for the dentist to work or not, because I can’t sit there and stay still for 2 hours when it’s only 50° inside of the building.