If you prefer not to discuss fees with patients when they’re in the chair, try something like this (in a kidding fashion): “You're trying to get me in trouble! I'm just kidding, but Mary at our front desk gets mad at me when I try to discuss fees. She always tells me if I stick to dentistry, she'll stick to her front desk duties. She'll take good care of you and will answer all your questions. She knows her stuff."