I had a conversation today about dental work ,that left me wondering how working class people afford the dentist. I have a friend who has an infected tooth ,he was given a perscription each pill costing 180 pesos. He also said once the infection is gone he has to go back to the dentist and have a tooth pulled ( a front tooth ) and then have it replaced ,the procedure would take place in a hospital in Puerto Plata and will cost $30,000 pesos. Is this the going rate for dental services? It seems like so much money. Can anyone provide input on this???? Are there any options for paying such large mediacal bills?