The College of Dental Surgeons (Ccdcr) warns the public that there are unregulated organizations that are providing dental treatment at very low costs for the patient but do not comply with basic standards of sanitation for quality dental service.
According to the President of the College of Dental Surgeons, Alexis Fields, “they charge less than the rates established by a normal dental clinic which could mean a decrease in spending on instruments, equipment and personnel. They use materials of questionable quality and have lower standards of sanitation which helps prevent diseases like AIDS and hepatitis. ”
The College of Dental Surgeons insists that patients should verify quality standards before undergoing dental procedures. They stress that cheap can become very expensive.
In it, the consequences can have a patient clinics are unregulated disposable dental treatments, which can cause oral diseases and even affect the overall health of the person, “not be swayed by misleading advertising, may not be possible a quality teeth whitening cost ¢ 15 000, there are discounts of up to 65% and revisions to ¢ 1,000 “, quoted Campos.
The official indicated that the Ccdcr has already identified 8 sites (no names given) where they are performing this type of unfair competition with questionable quality adding that these companies take advantage of the saturation of dentists at this time to hire staff for as little as ¢200.000 per month which excludes payment to them of worker-employer share to Social Security Fund.
“More than a matter of prices it is a question of ethics. Ethics is not negotiable. The oath that is sworn to start a professional career that is lacking in ethics is a failure. There are 129 dentists currently suspended. We will not allow corruption in our profession,” said Campos.
The Office of the College of Dental Surgeons is responsible for opening proceedings against professionals who do not comply with our guide lines. Patients who have questions about rates or companies that provide clinical dentistry services can consult the page www.colegiodentistas.org or telephone 2256-3100