that is so not true. not all dentists and doctors are here to make money. i work for two of them that would do anything for there patients. unfortunelty it takes a lot more than you think to run a practice and when you take the medical assistance, the people that are private pay suffers because we don't make enough money from the assistance and have to charge everyone else more. and also, in no offence to you please don't take this the wrong way, many are rude and unappreciative. you will find someone who does take it. there are a few where i live and i have heard all good things about it. also i would look for a clinic, or see if there is a dental school nearby. the way that dentists learn is by doing so they have clinics there. it does cost money but it is very minimal. i think around here at the dental school, to have an extraction it is like $25 something like that to give you an idea, in my office it is $200 to have an extraction. to you are saving a considerable amount of money. i hope that this has helped you. i am sorry if have offened you i wasn't trying to. if i have please let me know. and good luck finding someone. remember not all dentists are bad!!