In this tight economy, some dentists are offering sales and discounts.
One consolation in this economy: Some medical costs will be cheaper. Orthodontic work is on sale, with many dentists offering big discounts to make up for a 20% decline in business. Other discretionary medical services, and anything not covered by insurance, are also widely on sale to attract customers.
Cosmetic surgery is 10% to 25% cheaper. Sales, too, on LASIK eye surgery."
In this time of recession, many patients from the US will consider going overseas for elective medical treatment. This will put further pressure on US doctors, and force them to become more cost-efficient, as they will have to compete with doctors from all over the world.