Roger Matthews, chief dental officer at Denplan, looks at dental payment plans and how they can help you maintain healthy teeth and gums for a lifetime.
These days, there’s far more to gain from payment plans than having regular check-ups. Of course, for many people, this is one of the biggest benefits, but many plan providers offer additional services and advice as part of your membership and often with no additional fees… so why not make the most of it?
We all know that prevention is better than cure and a payment plan can not only help you budget for your oral health with fixed monthly payments, they can also encourage regular attendance.
In fact, survey results have indicated that ‘pay as you go’ patients are more likely to cancel or delay a check-up than patients with a monthly payment-plan.
As well as the freedom to select a dentist from its network of 6,500 dentists, Denplan patients also enjoy the choice of a range of plans.
Denplan Care, for example, is a comprehensive plan designed to include all routine dental treatments, providing patients with ongoing preventive care. Such plans are often referred to as ‘capitation plans’, which simply means that the costs are capped.
So for the patient, there are no hidden extras or surprise costs to fund.
Denplan Essentials, on the other hand, offers an easy way to budget for the cost of regular check-ups with the dentist of your choice, and gives you the option of paying for any additional treatment required – and you can even join from the comfort of your own home by using our Essentials Direct service. Denplan also offer a range of other payment plans, including Plans for Children, which offers parents access to private dental care for their children for around £3.50 a month per child.
All Denplan plans include Supplementary Insurance in case of any dental injury or dental emergency, which applies both in the UK and abroad. It can also offer valuable extras such as family discounts, a 24-hour emergency helpline, implant upgrade cover, and interest-free patient loans to help fund more complex dental treatment. You can also access all the latest information on your plan using a range of online services, which can be found at www.denplan.co.uk/patients.
So, whether or not you decide to take up the payment plan option, hopefully the information above shows that there is far more to some than meets the eye. Making the most of the benefits they offer is up to you!
For more information, visit www.denplan.co.uk