A dental plan is a type of payment plan that allows you to spread the cost of your regular dental care into affordable and manageable monthly payments. As it has become increasingly difficult to access affordable dental care, more and more patients are opting to join a dental plan like 543 Dencare, to access private dentist appointments without breaking the bank.
In this month’s blog, we’ll talk you through all of the benefits of a dental plan, how it works and how much it costs – so you can decide whether or not it’s right for you.
The benefits of a dental plan
- Get the attention you need, when you need it
A dental plan like 543 Dencare provides you with access to private dental appointments, meaning you can avoid long waits. The current difficulty accessing affordable care can mean that you aren’t receiving the care you need, leaving any problems you are experiencing to worsen into a much more costly procedure. 543 Dencare plans also include regular hygienist appointments. Separate from your regular check-ups, hygienist appointments are like an MOT for your mouth, treating and preventing problems before they develop into more expensive treatments.
- Predictable monthly payments you can budget for
One of the biggest benefits of a dental plan is the transparent monthly pricing. Private dental care can often seem like an unaffordable luxury, but dental plans allow you to spread the cost of your regular oral care into affordable and manageable monthly payments. Members pay one set fee per month, and this provides them with access to the benefits included in their chosen plan.
- Access to emergency dental care – even abroad
A dental plan like 543 Dencare provides you with the reassurance that, should you require urgent dental care, your dentist will be able to find you an appointment quickly. This peace of mind extends to when you travel abroad, as 543 Dencare also includes instant access to the Worldwide Dental Emergency Assistance Scheme.
- Routine oral screening
Oral cancer cases are at an all time high and research has found that routine oral screening is essential for early detection and improved patient outcomes. 543 Dencare members receive routine oral screening for diseases like oral cancer to aid early detection, ensuring you are doing everything you can to take care of your long-term health.
- Care from the same people
It’s important to build trust and a long-term relationship with the dental professionals you receive care from. They can get to know you, your oral health and any unique needs you might have. 543 Dencare makes sure that wherever possible, patients will see the same dentist and hygienist. You also have the option to access a dedicated treatment coordinator who supports you through each step of more complex treatments. They ensure a smooth treatment process and will be on hand to address any questions or concerns you may have about your treatment.
- Exclusive discounts
In addition to all of the check-ups, hygienist appointments and screenings included in your plan, a dental plan like 543 Dencare also provides you with exclusive discounts for treatments like fillings, root canal treatment, crowns, bridges, dentures and teeth whitening.
- Peace of mind that you and your family’s oral health is in good hands
It’s hard for everybody to receive affordable dental care at the moment, which can be especially worrying for families with children who are struggling to access the care they need. 543 Dencare offers a 10% discount off the monthly fee for each extra member in your family that joins, so you can be sure that everyone in the family is taken care of.
How do I access a dental plan?
Every dental plan is different, but the 543 Dencare plan we offer here in Hull is simple to set up. There are three dental plans to choose from, ranging from a £16.75 per month plan that covers all of your essentials, to a £29.25 per month plan that includes some added extras.
If you’re not sure which one to choose, it’s best to call our friendly reception team who will talk you through the options.
Call us on 01482 565488 to find out more about joining 543 Dencare.