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What Nerve

August 6th, 2009 at 07:08 pm

My phone rang, and I didn't feel like answering it. I was listening to the caller leave a message. It was my dentist office telling me that my kids will soon be due for a 6-month check-up.

She then goes on and says that SHE scheduled appointments for them (without my consent) and proceeds to state the dates and times of them! (I had already refused to schedule ahead of time when we were at our last appointment.) Then she says that I need to call the office if I want to change them! I then had to scramble to the phone and say that I don't want the appointments.

I schedule check-ups for our family annually rather than semi-annually. I've always made sure that the kids, as they grow up, take good care of their teeth. Neither of them, ages 19 & 6, have any cavities to date.

I don't appreciate the dentist trying to schedule an appointment without my permission and causing me more hassle. Ugh. We have much more important medical issues/expenses to worry about.

9 Responses to “What Nerve”

  1. monkeymama Says:

    That's pretty annoying!

    They now push "every 3 month" visits so much. Next it will be every 6 weeks. Wink

  2. Nika Says:


    I can understand them calling to remind you that it has been 6 month, but to take it upon themselves to actually SCHEDULE it for you?! That is going too far.

  3. Ima saver Says:

    I agree, that is going too far!

  4. simpleyme Says:

    yea my dentist would have us in every month there are 4 of us and we basically have someone going in every month ,I want to get it down to once a year for everyone

  5. baselle Says:

    Sounds like a recession indicator: they are drumming up business.

  6. whitestripe Says:

    yeah, i agree with everyone else, that's a bit too far!

    i go less than once a year Frown i dont mean to, but i just push it off the list.

    hairdressers now push me to book in 6 weeks again. pfft. yeah right. it used to be 3 months. i go every 6 months or so Big Grin

  7. Jerry Says:

    It's time to look at the list of dentists who accept your insurance, and make a change, IMHO. There is no reason for them to make appointments without your consent, especially since it leads to snootiness from the same people if an appointment is missed!
    Jerry

  8. LuxLiving Says:

    Complain to the dentist him/herself!

  9. daybyday Says:

    LuxLiving, I would like to let him know how I feel, but I've had a hard time finding a dentist whose work I like so I'm sticking with this one and keeping quiet for now. I don't want to annoy anyone who has a drill in my mouth. :O

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