Feb 23, 2019
Welcome back Ketodontist fam! We're back in action with a new episode for you today.
So as you may have been able to tell by the title of today's show, it's a bit of a different focus than our normal show. I want to give the lowdown of the dental insurance business, and really explain how much of crock it is. You may have already heard some of this if you watched the Facebook Live video that I did after I got back from a hearing up in Topeka. If you haven't seen that video yet, then here's the gist of it. In this episode we cover:
Dr. Matt's experience with his first political hearing
The history of dental insurance
Increasing premiums and decreasing benefits with dental insurance
How dentistry is different from general medicine
How dental insurance is insanely profitable for these companies
How these companies hold political sway
How dental insurance companies thrive on patient confusion and straining the doctor-patient relationship
Alternatives to dental insurance that make more sense for the consumer.