From a recent RDH Neo-Health Services course grad: I’m not too sure about charges. So far I’m thinking of working these cases without charging. Mostly because I need to get some self-confidence going with this.
You may recall in class when I said that my two biggest all time failures were the kids of my two best friends.I didn’t charge them and they failed to realize the value of what they were receiving.After that, I always charged my friends the full fee.Post treatment, I had the option of returning some of the payment IF they had cooperated!The same holds true here about giving your skills away for free.Don’t do it. In general, it is good to charge something, even if you package it into two or three reasonable payment amounts; they appreciate that you are a professional and are more likely to practice when there is money involved. You don’t have to go into detail about being new at it.Tell you are moving to a higher level of expertise and that you are in the Qualification track.You can mention that your fees will be raised once the QOM (Qualification in Orofacial Myology) process is completed, but at this time you are able to offer a reduced fee.