The WDA strongly encourages dental patients to ask about the cost of treatment prior to having the procedures done. A variety of factors help determine the cost of procedures (which are not standardized across offices), such as where in the state the practice is located, dentist and staff training, overhead costs and whether the office accepts a particular type of insurance. To get an idea of what dental offices are charging in your area, patients may wish to consider seeking out consultation from several other local dentists. However, the cost of a procedure should not be the final determination as to which office you choose, but one where the doctor-patient relationship is most comfortable.

It is important to have a complete treatment plan and financial arrangements in place before moving forward with needed dental work.