The most expensive dentist in the country is a Mexican-American dentist in Los Angeles.
His name is Dr. Carlos J. Martinez, and he has been treating patients with a rare form of cancer since 1996.
In a recent interview with the website Fusion, Martinez revealed that the price of his services has skyrocketed, with the average price for a single-piece CT scan soaring from $12,000 in 2013 to more than $150,000 now.
In 2016, he was asked to perform about 200 scans in the span of just 24 hours, but he only performed around 200.
That’s a whopping increase of nearly 1,000 percent.
Martinez’s business has expanded to include services like colonoscopies and dental treatments for people with certain health conditions, but the number of surgeries he performs has remained relatively stable.
While his business is now worth a whopping $10 million, the doctor has yet to receive a single tax refund from the U.S. government, and has had to borrow money to pay for his out-of-pocket expenses.
According to Fusion, the American Medical Association has called on Martinez to stop performing in the U, claiming he has a “patients’ right to choose which medical services are provided.”