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High prophy fee long island

April 23, 2012
High prophy fees reported in Queens, N.Y., neighborhood
Zip Code 11426
  • Median fee for adult prophylaxis: $167
  • ADA’s reported median for its Middle Atlantic region, which includes New York: $85
  • Overall, the state of New York ranks 18th in the country for residents’ annual visits to the dental office; 73% of the state’s residents visited the dentist in 2011.

Zip code 11426, which covers much of the Bellerose neighborhood, has 20,000 people, more than 12,000 per square mile. Did we mention that this is a suburb to New York City? The median income of residents in Bellerose is $79,261, more than $20,000 above the average income of a resident in New York state. Despite the availability of mass transportation, 60% of the residents in zip code 11126 drive a car to work, and most spend 30 to 34 minutes doing it – one way.

A very bilingual neighborhood (only 51% speak English at home), most of the foreign-born residents are from India (34%).

The photo above is from an autumn afternoon in this affluent neighborhood. We would spend time describing fun things to do within reach of this neighborhood, but most readers are aware of the limitless activities available in the Greater New York area. Both LaGuardia and JFK airports are very convenient from the Bellerose neighborhood for picking up out-of-town visitors who want to see New York.