Does the same principle apply to hygiene services? Would patients rate an expensive cleaning more thorough and effective than a cheap cleaning?
Perhaps or perhaps not, but we have observed that the acceptance of a Prevora treatment can actually grow with price. In other words, in our extensive willingness-to-pay studies in Canada, the UK and Germany, more patients paid for Prevora at a higher price than at a lower price.
Some explain this curious phenomenon this way: the patient thinks the treatment is very effective because it is expensive.
This may be the case, but I think a more important factor is that the dental professional who offers his/her services at a high price, is confident in the quality and value of the care delivered. And this confidence positively influences patient acceptance.