I am a patient at a Dental School Clinic. When I’m done, I will have spent about $5K.
In the real world, all this work would be closer to $10k.
The care is excellent. All work is inspected and approved by faculty and clinic instructors who are practicing dentisits.
The downside is the time it takes. For most procedures, the students don’t use assistants although they are there when required. Sometimes, I have to wait for a prof./instructor to get free so she/he can sign off my chart.
I would recommend it.