Hi, my name is Rivka Markel. I am born and raised in Belgium and ended up in New York 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 the Dental field, but when my husband asked me to help him out at one of the offices, I was happy to do so. I worked in health care management in Belgium, what could be so different?
It didn’t take me very long to understand that there are a lot of misunderstandings out there about dental care.
Everyone needs dental care, and yet so many people are in the dark about high fees, about insurance company practices, and about how and why some dentists are too busy -- and why many others cannot fill their chairs.
It was frustrating for me to see how patients are misinformed about their dental benefits (there is no such thing as dental insurance) and how the dental staff and the doctors were always seen as the problem. It is sad that patients allow an insurance company to tell them how to make dental care decisions instead of trusting their dentists.
I promised myself that I would find a way to do better. To make sure that patients get the care they deserve and dentists are getting paid a fair fee to give that care.
DentalMember.com was born.
At this time, many dentists are offering their patients an 'in house' solution when patients have no insurance. I invite every one to use the app to connect dentist and patient in a simpel and effective way.
Hope you join us soon!