Wow, that's a weird coincidence. Probably right as you were typing that up, I was discussing this exact question with one of my coworkers. It's been about 3 years for me, but before that, it was probably about 10. She said it's been at least 15 for her.
Almost seems like most of us just quit once we were no longer being "forced" to go by our parents while we were still under their plans and/or living at home. Pretty lazy of us!
I've got really good dental insurance here, but I'm completely wasting it, which is stupid. I also have the same paranoia Scott, that the dentist is "saying" I've got something that needs to be fixed, even if it really doesn't, just to make some extra moolah on me. Obviously that's completely unethical, and I'm sure that's not the case with 90% of the dentists out there, but you just never know. I guess it's the same concept with taking your car in, and they say all kinds of crap is wrong with it, when you're pretty sure they're just taking you for a ride.
So Matt (Dressel
), what's your take on how often, or what % of dentists do this? Also, when's your butt moving to SoCal? Maybe you
can be my dentist...