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High prophy fee chevy chase

April 23, 2012
High prophy fees reported in Chevy Chase, Md.
20815 zip code
  • Median fee for adult prophylaxis: $161
  • ADA’s reported median for its South Atlantic region, which includes Maryland: $80
  • Overall, Maryland ranks 10th in the country for residents’ annual visits to the dental office; 76% of the state’s residents visited the dentist in 2011.

The population within the zip code is 30,763, comprising much of Chevy Chase, Md. The median household income for this area is $145,964. The average income for the rest of Maryland is $70,000. The median value of homes within the zip code, such as the one above, is $761,000, and 48% of the high school students attend private schools.

The Metro Red Line stops in nearby Bethesda. While you wait for the subway to carry you to any of the famed museums in D.C., you can contemplate how the National Institutes of Health’s mission of social responsibility fits in with a $161 prophylaxis. Or, you can just take a tour of the NIH’s Nobel Laureate Exhibit Hall.