It is really despicable to require x-rays just to get your teeth cleaned.
Anything to get money out of someone.
I believe that if the dentist requires them, then the cost should be on them.
How does a poor person get their teeth cleaned?
My daughter can't afford your 'cover your own ass' x-rays and there was absolutely no sympathy
from the front desk other than suggesting she go downtown somewhere.
Also, trying to poke holes in someone's tooth just so that you can do a filling is just wrong.