The cost of living around here is pretty high, and everything seems expensive -- including dentistry. Sadly, these costs do not necessarily imply a better quality of service.
Recently, I got a wonderful spam message from my Dentist (Maryam Amidi). I was pissed and asked why she was selling my personal info. The response was simply "Please disregard the email...". After further prompting I got the full story in perfect English: "It seems like we opened up a pt email with a virus. We don't disclose your information to a this party."
So, her staff is not so good with Them Computing Machines. Apparently somebody opened up a virus and spammed her entire clientele. Awesome.