Once you sit in your dentist's chair and open wide, you're in his hands, and chances are you're opening your wallet wide too. When your dentist says you need a new crown, how do you know he's telling you the truth? And who actually makes your crown, and how much does it cost your dentist? In Open Wide Tom Parker draws on nearly four decades of experience inside the dental industry to reveal how unscrupulous dentists are able to get away with over-servicing and over-charging, then provides you with all the right information so you can find your own honest and competent dentist. What you're about to read will open your eyes to a world carefully obscured by clean white coats, bright pearly smiles and perfectly executed illusions. Welcome to the hidden world of dentistry.