Dental Membership Plan

Q. What is the Practice Membership Plan?

Our Practice Membership Plan offers a simple, flexible way to pay for your dental care, In return for a nominal monthly payment we provide you with a comprehensive programme of maintenance, prevention and treatment.

Q. Why have we introduced the Practice Membership Plan?

As we hope you have already experienced, we are totally committed to providing all of our patients with the best quality dental care. We want to be able to spend more time with our patients and provide prompt treatment using the latest techniques and the best quality materials.

As part of our improved service to you, we want to be proactive about your dental health and for this reason regular oral hygiene visits are included in our Practice Membership Plan as well as your regular routine examinations. Regular oral hygiene visits are essential to keep your breath fresh and to prevent gum disease. You may have very healthy teeth but if your gums and the supporting structures are not healthy you run the risk of losing teeth and perhaps contracting infections which in turn can cause complications such as heart disease and diabetes.

This combined preventative programme is proven to be the best way of ensuring long term dental health. Over time, patients who participate in a preventative programme of regular exams and oral hygiene visits, such as those offered by our Practice Membership Plan, are shown to have a much reduced need for treatment.

Q. Why should I become a member?

Membership ensures you have access to quality dental care, offers you a simple flexible way to pay for your dental care and is designed to encourage you to visit us regularly.

Regular visits will mean:

  • Regular cleaning and maintenance of gum health
  • Early diagnosis of problems
  • Less complex and therefore less expensive treatment
Q. How do I join?

Take a few minutes to fill in a simple form at reception and then sit back while we do the rest. You can be secure in the knowledge that your dental health is safe with us.

Q. What is Included in the Plan?

Standard Plan

  • 2 dental health checks and an oral health screen each year including a mouth cancer screen to ensure all is well
  • 2 hygiene visits to prevent gum disease and to keep your mouth feeling fresh
  • Any necessary x-rays
  • 10% discount on any additional work you may need (including cosmetic treatment)
  • Up to £ 10,000 dental accident, emergency and out of hours Insurance
  • Priority appointments with same day appointments for emergencies and dental pain
  • Facility to spread the cost of extensive courses of treatment - interest free (no discount is available on this option)
  • Emergency antibiotics where required
  • Out of hours emergency service available
  • Assessment of emergencies and dental pain with any temporary treatment required, carried out at the practice during normal surgery hours.

Enhanced Plan

  • 2 dental health checks and an oral health screen each year including a mouth cancer screen to ensure all is well
  • 4 hygiene visits to prevent gum disease and to keep your mouth feeling fresh
  • Any necessary x-rays
  • 10% discount on any additional work you may need (including cosmetic treatment)
  • Up to £ 10,000 dental accident, emergency and out of hours Insurance
  • Priority appointments with same day appointments for emergencies and dental pain
  • Facility to spread the cost of extensive courses of treatment - interest free (no discount is available on this option)
  • Emergency antibiotics where required
  • Out of hours emergency service available
  • Assessment of emergencies and dental pain with any temporary treatment required, carried out at the practice during normal surgery hours.
Q. What is the dental accident & emergency insurance?

The Practice Membership Plan is not an Insurance scheme but we have Included Insurance to pay for the cost of dental treatment required if you damage your teeth as a result of an accident or need a dentist in an emergency outside of normal surgery hours. The cost is Included In your monthly payment and the insurance covers you anywhere in the world for:

  • Accidental damage to your teeth as a result of a fall or blow
  • Emergency treatment when away from home or out of normal surgery hours.
Q. What is the cost of the Practice Membership Plan?

Prices effective 1st May 2012

PlanFee
One-off administration fee £10.00 £9.50
Monthly payment - Standard Plan £12.70
- Enhanced Plan £16.90
- Capitation Plan £26.50
Q. How do I pay?

Monthly by direct debit.

Q. Is there anything else I should know?

We hope we have covered everything but please ask if there is anything you would like to know more about. Any of the team here at the practice will be happy to help.

** Additional information:

CAPITATION PLAN AGREEMENT
The Adult Capitation Plan Agreement contains the following exclusion within its cover:

  • The treatment (if any) which the Patient and Dentist agree would be excluded at the start of the agreement
  • Orthodontic appliance therapy
  • The provision, repair or replacement of dental implants and related superstructures
  • Treatment for the consequence of injury (although this may be covered by Insurance - please refer to the key facts *document)
  • Referral to a specialist and specialist treatment which is necessary in the reasonable opinion of the dentist
  • Any treatment which is purely cosmetic
  • Any treatment which is not clinically necessary in the Dentists professional opinion
  • Treatment carried out anywhere other than the dental practice except in the circumstances described in condition 1.3 (b) (i.e. In the event of an emergency call out, by a qualified dentist not on his/her staff)
  • Sedation fees
  • Prescription and laboratory charges, charged at the practice or elsewhere

ADULT PLAN AGREEMENT
The Adult Plan Agreement contains the following exclusion within its cover:

  • Discounts only apply to treatments carried out at the practice
  • The provision, repair or replacement of dental implants and related superstructures
  • Referral to a specialist and specialist treatment which is necessary in the reasonable opinion of the dentist
  • Treatment carried out anywhere other than the dental practice except in the circumstances described in condition 1.3 (b) (i.e. In the event of an emergency call out, by a qualified dentist not on his/her staff)
  • Sedation fees
  • Prescription and laboratory charges, charged at the practice or elsewhere
  • Orthodontic appliance therapy

INSURANCE
Full details of the Insurance cover, limits, excess and exclusions are included in the *policy document, available at the dental practice. Please ask for a copy for your information PRIOR to joining the plan.