Dentistry is different from most other health care. Dentists can still run their own mom and pop shops. You can’t find any medical doctors that can do that anymore. They are all beholden to insurance companies. More so then government changes, it is this type of over reaching corporate changes that are effecting the field of dentistry. In fact within 10 years, 40% of dentistry will be corporate dentistry.
Companies that just hire dentists as employees rather then the dentist running the show. The companies will be able to buy supplies in bulk and cut overhead thereby cutting the price. Good for pocketbook of patient but bad for care. Those dentists are required to be in and out of rooms and done with procedures in certain time frames. No chit chat. If you are scared and need more time and TLC, you will be out of luck.