RULES OF THE COSMETIC DENTISTRY BIDDING PROCESS
Rule #1: There are several types of cosmetic dentistry and the one that
may be right for you depends on your age and the condition of your existing dentition.
Rule #2: Cosmetic dentistry is performed in a dental office. There is
usually no need to perform these procedures in a hospital or ambulatory (outpatient)
Rule #3: Cosmetic dentistry is usually performed using local anesthesia. It is possible to have general anesthesia in the dental office, which would be done by a dental anesthesiologist. The dentist's bid includes the cost of anesthesia. If you require more anesthesia there may be an additional charge. This should be discussed with the dentist at the time of your face-to-face consultation.
Rule #4: There will be several required pre-treatment diagnostic tests such as x-rays, study models, photos and diagnostic waxings of the final result. The cost of these tests is included in the cosmetic dentists' total procedure fee. If you do not complete the procedure, you will be responsible for the cost of these items. This should be discussed with the dentist at the time of your face-to-face consultation.
Rule #5: Your identity is confidential. At the completion of
registration, Medicine Online will assign an ID number to you.
Rule #6: You must specify the city/zip code/state where you prefer to
have your cosmetic dentistry performed. Cosmetic dentists located in nearby cities may bid
for your dental work.
Rule #7: You are responsible for the costs of travel, hotel accommodations, meals and transportation to the preferred city/state where you want your procedure performed.
Rule #8: Information related to your request for cosmetic surgery will be posted and available for review by cosmetic dentists who are registered with MedicineOnline.com/ BidForSurgery only. At this time, the dentists are not give access to your name. They will see only see the medical history you have provided and the community in which you reside.
Rule #9: The bidding process for your cosmetic dentistry will close 72 hours after your procedure is posted.
Rule #10: Via e-mail from MOL, you will be notified of information provided by each responding dentist. There will be information from and about each bidding dentist including: dentist's name, total procedure fee, fees for pre-treatment tests, if any; dental anesthesiologist fee, if any; number of malpractice actions during the last 2 years; number of sanctions during the last 2 years and dentist's success rate for the desired cosmetic dental procedure, among others.
Rule #11: You will be provided the bidding dentists' website You should visit the dentists' website and carefully and thoroughly review the dentists' credentials and qualifications.
Rule #12: Your review of the cosmetic dentists' credentials and
qualifications should include membership in the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and
membership in the American Dental Association, years in practice, professional
achievements and continual dental education (at least 50 continuing education units every
Rule #13: You should review the credentials and qualifications of each of the bidding cosmetic dentists along with their total procedure fee. You are not obligated to accept any of the bids. If you elect to follow through, you will have 7 days following the close of the bidding process and reverse auction to select one or more than one of the bidding dentists. You should contact the cosmetic dentist(s) you selected to schedule a free, face-to-face consultation within 21 days from the date that the reverse auction closed. The process cannot proceed without the consultation.
Rule #14: The face-to-face consultation with one or more of your selected cosmetic dentists is free of charge. However, as part of the inclusive bid price, you may be asked to pay for the cost of any x-rays ordered and taken and any other tests or procedures ordered and performed by cosmetic dentists at the time of your face-to-face consultation.
Rule #15: You are empowered to select one of the bidding cosmetic dentists to perform your surgery, or to halt the process with no further obligation.
Rule #16: It is the responsibility of the cosmetic dentist to provide you with a written Informed Consent statement prior to your cosmetic dental procedure.
Rule #17: The purpose of the face-to-face consultation is for you and
the cosmetic dentist of your choice to decide whether or not your desired cosmetic dental
procedure will be performed. At this time, you and the cosmetic dentist will establish the
patient-doctor relationship; the dentist will perform the pre-treatment
evaluation; and you and the dentist will review his/her total procedure fee
associated with the desired procedure.
The cosmetic dentist has no obligation to perform your cosmetic procedure and may decline to accept you for treatment for any reason whatsoever at
or following your face-to-face consultation. Likewise, you may decline to accept the
cosmetic dentist to perform your cosmetic procedure without obligation and
for any reason whatsoever at or following your face-to-face consultation.
Rule # 18: The cosmetic dentist's total procedure fee is due in full prior
to your procedure.
Rule #19: The costs of post-procedure medications are your
Rule #20: As in any dental procedure, complications may occur.
Additional costs may be incurred for the care/treatment of complications. You are
responsible for any additional costs associated with such complications.
Rule #21: The post-procedure care directly associated with a
procedure without complications is included in the dentist's total procedure fee. However,
post-procedure care such as regular cleanings and check-ups are very important and
necessary to maintain the cosmetic dentistry work. The cost of this is your
Rule #22: MedicineOnline.com/BidForSurgery functions solely as an electronic exchange for persons seeking cosmetic surgery from cosmetic surgeons who, in turn, are willing to participate in the online competitive bidding process to render their professional surgical services. MedicineOnline.com/BidForSurgery does not credential participating providers or otherwise verify the information provided by participating providers during the registration process. You assume sole and complete responsibility for investigating, evaluating and selecting the participating provider who will perform the procedure that you have requested through the program.
If you have any questions or concerns, or need further clarification with regard to the
Rules of the Bidding Process, please contact MOL:
Telephone: (714) 848-0444
Direct Mail: 18800 Delaware Street, Suite 650
Beach, CA 92648