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Anyone using POP WHITE prophy paste and charging for it?

We are considering offering this as an alternative to regular prophy paste at a small fee, patients may choose which one they would like…thoughts?



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Interesting idea. I’ve never worked at an office that charges for the type of prophy paste used, whether it be desensitizing paste or any other kind of paste. Polishing and the products used during a prophy have always been included in the overall fee.
 
I suppose charging for it depends on how much you believe in this product and its results and most importantly, how long those results actually last for a patient. From my understanding, it doesn’t necessarily penetrate the tubules and oxidize stain, but uses a dye to mask yellowing. Personally, I wouldn’t feel comfortable charging for that. What if a patient sees no difference in teeth color, would you still charge them?
 
I actually called the company to see if they found it appropriate to charge patients extra for using their product. The rep I talked to said a few offices have inquired about this and they said, “Sure!” Of course, I would expect this answer from the company though!
 
So again, it depends on results you personally see from the product and further if patients are pleased enough with the results to pay extra.

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Thank you for your response, Kara. I totally agree with everything you wrote. I don’t feel comfortable charging for this procedure.

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