I waited until February, which was nat'l pet dental month, to do Bowpi. Scouted out several vets in the area and had estimates ranging from $600 ~ $1300, but all the vets in my area knock off 20 - 25% during pet dental month. In the end, the final bill was something in the mid-$400s after the discount. My vet did a fine job, no extractions – if one was necessary, it would have been something like $90 a tooth or $170 a molar. Yikes!
In my limited experience, if you don't have a specific vet that you completely trust with all your pet's needs, then you may as well shop around and get a few dental estimates (my estimate appointments were all free). They seem to vary a LOT around here, and you have options -- so go with whomever you feel comfortable with. All the vets I spoke to insisted that modern anesthetics are sighthound-safe. In my case, even after shopping around, my regular vet won the "bid," and I'm happy to pass along a rec if you want it. I'm in the East Bay. I think if/when I have to do this again, I would make the trip out to UC Davis.