Not sure why you would expect the services for free. Certainly if services were provided and accepted, one can expect that you would owe payment for those services. You may want to discuss with the dentist, but not sure why you would think that he should not charge you unless there is more to the story.....
While it's nice to get freebies, you got a service and if the price is reasonable and comparable to what others are charged, you will probably be required to pay it, so go ahead and pay it and next time ask for a price before getting the service.
I suggest you speak with your former boss about this change in policy and advise him that you did not anticipate a fee and would like to work out a payment schedule and see what he says.
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Yes, you are responsible to pay whatever is reasonable.
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