Hi, my name is Rivka Markel. Born and raised in Belgium, I ended up in the States when I fell in love with a New Yorker who happened to be a Dentist for Children.
I did not sign up for a career in Dentistry, but when my husband asked me to help him with the offices, I was happy to do so. I worked in health care management in Belgium, so what could be so different?
However, it became clear that there are a lot of misunderstandings out there about dental care.
Everyone needs dental care, yet many people are in the dark about high fees, insurance company practices, and why some dentists are too busy while others cannot fill their chairs.
It was frustrating for me to see how patients are misinformed about their dental benefits (dental insurance is a misnomer) and how the dental staff and the doctors are usually seen as the problem. It is sad that patients allow an insurance company to make their dental care decisions for them, instead of trusting their own dentist.
I promised myself that I would find a way to do better. To make sure that patients get the care they deserve and dentists get paid a fair fee to provide that care.
DentalMember.com was born.
Today, many dentists do offer in house solutions for patients without insurance. I invite everyone to use the app and connect dentist and patient in a simple and effective way.
Hope you join us soon!