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The dentists at Waldorf Medical Center promote brushing and flossing by providing their patients with discounts on dental supplies purchased during appointments. The dentists also discourage the use of purely cosmetic dental procedures by refusing to accept insurance on those procedures. Despite these initiatives, it is apparent that the dentists at the medical center do not always prioritize brushing and flossing over cosmetic dentistry, for if they did, there would be no



A discounts at the medical center for patient appointments that are scheduled in order to whiten teeth

B discounts at the medical center for appointments that are scheduled for routine dental care

C discounts at the medical center for prescriptions of antibacterial ointment

D surcharges incurred at the medical center for patient referrals to local orthodontists

E surcharges incurred at the medical center for patient consultations concerning aesthetic dentistry

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The dentists at Waldorf Medical Center promote brushing and flossing by providing their patients with discounts on dental supplies purchased during appointments. The dentists also discourage the use of purely cosmetic dental procedures by refusing to accept insurance on those procedures. Despite these initiatives, it is apparent that the dentists at the medical center do not always prioritize brushing and flossing over cosmetic dentistry, for if they did, there would be no



A discounts at the medical center for patient appointments that are scheduled in order to whiten teeth

B discounts at the medical center for appointments that are scheduled for routine dental care

C discounts at the medical center for prescriptions of antibacterial ointment

D surcharges incurred at the medical center for patient referrals to local orthodontists

E surcharges incurred at the medical center for patient consultations concerning aesthetic dentistry

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it is apparent that the dentists at the medical center do not always prioritize brushing and flossing over cosmetic dentistry, for if they did, there would be no

Now the choices are on DISCOUNT and SURCHARGES...
So we look for a choice where..
1) Discount is given in a cosmetic item.
2) Surcharges are laid more on dental care than cosmetics.

Choice A gives us a discount on whitening of teeth.
This shows that dentists are trying to sell this product as against recommending brushing and flossing.
If there are SURCHARGES on whitening, people will resort to regular brushing and flossing so as to avoid more expenses on whitening..
BUT that is not the case

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Can someone explain why option E is wrong.
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Can someone explain why option E is wrong.


This is my reasoning..

surcharge = pay more money to dentist

if E is correct, the passage should argue that the dentists at the medical center always prioritize brusing and flossing over cosmetic density.

But the passage said 'not always'.

Premise : 1. There are discounts about brushing and flossing
2. The dentist discourage the use of purely cosmetic dental procedures by refusing to accept insurance on those procedures.

2 said only 'refusing to accept insurance'
: There is no mention that dentist do not offer discount about cosmetic density
So it is possiblt to use 'discount' concept to cosmetic density.


If the argument want to insist that dentist sometime prioritize coesmetic density, A is best.
( <-> always prioritize brushing and flossing)

I hope this can help you.. :)
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I really have no idea which option to choose. A directly connects with the argument, but the idea of the argument is awkward.
C and D are out of scope.
In general, i think this question uses the outside knowledge, or concept; otherwise, I hardly catch the idea of the argument.
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I really have no idea which option to choose. A directly connects with the argument, but the idea of the argument is awkward.
C and D are out of scope.
In general, i think this question uses the outside knowledge, or concept; otherwise, I hardly catch the idea of the argument.


I do agree with you to a certain extent that this needs the reader to bank on their knowledge of dental procedures to some degree. I was able to answer correctly because I had some prior knowledge from my recent dentist visits as to what constitutes an aesthetic procedure (whitening) vs. a non-aesthetic procedure (routine care, brushing, flossing) while orthodontics could be both, technically speaking.
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