What is Private Dentistry?
Excellent dentistry is a skill. It demands time, care and attention. It also requires high quality materials and technical support of the highest standards. The new techniques developed for modern dentistry also requires additional knowledge and new equipment. The Dental surgeon determines the time required to carry out the procedure.
How are the costs determined?
Fees are determined on the basis of setting aside the right amount of time to perform a procedure thoroughly and carefully using the finest techniques. We use materials of the highest quality and the best technical services. We feel that the fees are reasonable, represent excellent value for money and are consistent with the high quality of care we deliver.
What do you charge? (from Jan 2020)
We have included the charges for the most commonly requested items.
Most people believe that tooth decay, gum disease and tooth loss are an inevitable part of growing older; but if you know how to take care of your teeth and gums you should be able to look forward to a healthy mouth, throughout your life.
What is Denplan Care?
With Denplan Care your fixed monthly payments help you to budget for regular, affordable preventative dental care, without the fear of costly and unexpected bills. For an affordable monthly payment, Denplan Care provides regular, preventative dental care and is designed to offer long- term oral health care for as long as you remain a member.
After an initial assessment, patients are placed into one of five fee categories set by the dentist. Denplan collects the monthly payment by direct debit from the patient, and after allowing for an administration fee, pays the dentist. The monthly payment entitles the Denplan patient to all regular treatment and advice needed to maintain oral health. This includes x-rays and fillings where necessary.
Patients only pay extra for laboratory fees and prescriptions.
What does Denplan cover?
More time with the dentist. You benefit from having the treatment you need not the treatment you can afford
No worries about large unexpected bills, to encourage regular attendance
All normal routine dental care including check-ups, fillings, x-rays and preventative care.
Preventative care, including help with avoiding gum disease and tooth decay, scaling and polishing, fluoridation, dietary and other preventative advice.
Visit to the hygienist when necessary, scale and polish and dietary advice
All necessary treatment, including white fillings where necessary
Work involving laboratories, (crowns and bridges), the time with the Denplan member dentists is covered, so the patient only pays the laboratory costs.
Access to Denplan's nation-wide 24 hour emergency helpline A 24 hour telephone helpline is provided by Denplan for immediate assistance in case of dental emergencies outside normal surgery hours, providing peace of mind.
What doesn’t Denplan cover?
Denplan does not cover:
Any referrals to a specialist, this will include Implants, Orthodontic treatment and referrals for wisdom teeth extraction
Treatment deemed for cosmetic needs only e.g. Tooth whitening
I need treatment, is it wise to join Denplan?
Denplan Care is a maintenance plan. The patient is only accepted onto Denplan after they are Dentally fit. All treatment necessary will have to be completed before registration.
I wish to register on Denplan, what do I do?
Our practice will carry out a dental assessment that will also cover aspects of your oral health. Guided by this initial assessment your dentist will then establish your monthly Denplan Care payment. The amount of existing dental work determines the category.
This payment will be collected monthly by direct debit by Denplan and paid to your dentist. There is also a one-off registration charge, which is equal to one month's fee, which is collected with your first monthly payment. You then enter into a straightforward continuing care contract with your dentist.
I am already on Denplan and wish to transfer
You should to inform your current Dentist of the change. He will examine you and provide a leaving assessment. Our practice will examine you and determine your category, at which point you can re-register. A new direct debit mandate needs to be completed. Please remember to cancel your other mandate. This cannot be done automatically.
I have Denplan through work, is this same?
Corporate Dental plans are different. They are essentially an Insurance plan. You will be treated as a private patient and are liable for the practice charges. Denplan will reimburse these charges. Please bring in your form for the Dentist to sign, and remember to collect your invoice.
I need to contact Denplan
Denplan is the UK's leading dental health care company. With Denplan Care your fixed monthly payments help you to budget for regular, affordable preventative dental care, without the fear of costly and unexpected bills. The support that Denplan Practice Teams receive from Denplan, means that they can spend more time with individual patients and concentrate on developing a good oral health routine.