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    Are dental services generally provided free of charge in your country by means of employer-paid benefits or through private insurance plans paid by you? Or do you simply pay as you go?

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    Employer-paid benifits.  We pay a very small percentage.

    i guess it all depends on your situation. here in the us some have insurance, some dont .personaly i pay as i go. under obamas proposal we'd all be paying through the nose, or should i say the mouth
    digger

    So who pays for insurance plan? Employer or employee ?
    daren1

    both on average its a 70/30 with the employer paying the bulk
    I have to pay,pay,pay….and my income is 30% of what is considered the poverty line. Yep, heads up in the world of fine-ants. Take a look at my picture…are my teeth bought in the produce isle? Send money. (not)
    digger

    Why does corn on the cob come to mind whenever I see your signature photo? ;-)
    robertgrist

    Its a orange skin with lines drawn on it. My real teeth are in excellent condition. I’m just playing.
    itsmee

    prove it, robert grist. : ) i thought they were wood.

    ....pay our own

    Many employers include dental insurance, and the employee pays a portion of the costs. Seniors can purchase dental insurance, with the deductible, too. I pay full price.... $95 for cleaning, over $1000 for a gold crown for this princess. 

    Here in Aus we pay for everything, I pay for health insurance and it's expensive, those unemployed or on a pension have a concession card and are entitled to free govt. treatment, but the waiting lists are very long.

    i pay as i go. if my teeth go bad i'll just be skewered. i brush. i floss. i don't do much else.
    digger

    What else CAN you do? It isn't cheap, is it ?
    itsmee

    I also gargle and google.
    In the UK the National Health Service is paid out of taxation.
    There is a charge for treatment depending on how much is needed. Kids and pregnant women get free treatment.
    Charges are low, but Brits don't like paying and dentists don't earn much.
    digger

    Interesting. In Canada, dental care is not part of our universal health care system. Dentists are very well remunerated.
    Thanks for the info.

    Have insurance , but still pay .

    In Aussie if you have private health you will be covered by about 90% depending on the level of your cover,but we have to pay for our own private health,if you are not in private health you will pay extra tax..>>>>>>>><<<<<<<..

    Here in the UK if you work you pay, if you live off the state, or if you are an immigrant you get it for free.

    digger

    Perhaps that will change after yesterday's Brexit vote.
    sunnyB

    I hope it will digger.
    MY DENTAL INSURANCE PAYS FOR CLEANING AND XRAYS EVERY THING ELSE IS ON A % THEY PAY AS HIGH AS 80% DOWN TO 50% WITH A 1500 AYEAR LIMIT
    digger

    That's pretty good. For some reason, I thought that dental care in the U.S. was not covered as well as it appears to be. Thanks D
    dwayne1716

    this is coverage i pay for thru my employer
    All of the above.

    digger

    So who pays the bill?
    FreedomFighter

    Some of the plans are paid fully by the employer, some a portion the employee pays.

    PAYG.



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