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12 January 2010 @ 04:20 pm
I can only hold it in SO long. :)  
I was sort of bemused by the adolescent looking oral surgeon Aaron saw today, with his Taylor Lautner hair, charming grin, and converse sneakers. I refrained from making Doogie Howser jokes, even when he told me that Aaron's "extra" tooth (or supernumerary, like the big doctors call it) may or may not be able to be saved, due to an accident he had when he was two that shoved all of his baby teeth into his gums. (That's an horrific story for another day, let me tell you.) I refrained from making an age crack until the nurse handed me the TWELVE HUNDRED DOLLAR bill for services rendered.

Then I asked her, "Can pre-teen doctors charge that much?"

She just giggled.

You can't blame me, can you?
I feel:: horrified
I hear:: Abs and Kate snoring
tracyj23: Cartoons - B&B - objects not cuddlytracyj23 on January 12th, 2010 10:24 pm (UTC)
I am so with you on this one. I took my boys to the dentist in December and I was absolutely shocked at how young the guy was. (not terribly cute though) Probably only more shocked by how much dental bills are. WOW. $1200. That's highway robbery.
Carrie Leigh: if the kids aren't deadcarrie_leigh on January 12th, 2010 10:29 pm (UTC)
And together their orthodontic work will be $3200.

I don't remember anyone telling me how expensive kids were going to be before I got pregnant.
tracyj23: Snarky - you can't make this stuff uptracyj23 on January 13th, 2010 07:39 pm (UTC)
No, I don't recall that either.

My eldest has already been slated for braces (though he won't get them for about another 2 years), so we've got to remortgage the house to pay for it. I shudder to think if the next 2 need them as well! And I'm thankful none of them wear glasses - that adds up too. Yep, kids cost a freakin' fortune!
Not a lady at all: wordy: princesscosmo_jenny on January 12th, 2010 10:52 pm (UTC)
Oh Germany, how I love your universal health care system that includes dental...

Can pre-teen doctors charge that much?
He probably still pays off college debts and the latest hand held Nintendo machine *laughs*
seegrimseegrim on January 12th, 2010 11:01 pm (UTC)
You kill me, and I love it. :D
Katemugglechump on January 13th, 2010 02:03 am (UTC)
Holy moly! That's a big bill!
dragonsangel68: HP - Draco gigglingdragonsangel68 on January 13th, 2010 03:54 am (UTC)
You did very well to hold it in for that long! And he deserved the crack after a bill that size ;)
Jessica K Malfoy: calvin not fairjessicakmalfoy on January 13th, 2010 04:39 pm (UTC)
Please tell me that's not your part of the bill, but the total, including what insurance will pay!!! *faints*

Also, how long does dental school take? My dentist is in her late 40s or so & Aislynn's othodontist looks to be about 150 years old.
Ayla: Worldabitofayla on January 13th, 2010 05:54 pm (UTC)
I hear to get that sort of degree is a total of about 8-9 years. My friend is studying to be one, and as this is his first year, he said in 7 years he'll be fully fledged.

That's a scary thought.

Please don't share that horrific story. I have mouth/tooth-injury-aphobia. Only because of my own.
O Demanding One: Express: Holy Crap!  Poohheyurs on January 13th, 2010 07:13 pm (UTC)

Isn't it ridiculous? When it is time to get them cleaned, I always say, "Damn! he doesn't even have all of his teeth yet! Why in the world is it so much?!" They think I'm funny. O.o *grrr*