Denplan Essentials - Wootton Bassett and Swindon
Discover what Denplan Essentials could do for you.
We’re delighted that you’ve chosen to be part of Denplan Essentials. This means that you have access to regular private dental care at the Cottage Dental Clinic in Wootton Basset, Swindon, helping to keep your teeth and gums healthy now and prevent problems in the future.
Why should you have a Denplan Essentials dental payment plan?
Take a look at some of the other benefits of being with us...
- Preventive oral health advice, to help stop dental problems before they start
- Predictable monthly payments, allowing you to budget for your private dental care
- Worldwide dental injury and dental emergency cover (included in all our dental plans as Supplementary Insurance)
- Regular appointments with your registered Denplan Essentials member dentist which help you to keep your teeth and gums healthy and find out the best care for your smile
- Access to Denplan Essentials 24-hour Worldwide Dental Emergency Helpline when you need it most
What is it?
Denplan Essentials Care is a comprehensive preventive and restorative oral healthcare plan for patients and includes Supplementary Insurance cover. It allows you to set the patients’ fees dependent on their oral health.
How it works
Denplan Essentials will be tailored to fit your needs: Your dentist will decide the number of check-ups, hygiene appointments and dental x-rays you're likely to need on an annual basis. Treatment is always at the discretion of the practice team.
Your practice team will then let you know your monthly fee to spread the cost of your ongoing routine care.
Your payment is collected by us monthly by Direct Debit. A one-off registration fee of £15 per person may apply upon joining.
You may save up to 15% with Family Group Discounts if one Direct Debit covers more than one Denplan patient registered at the same practice and if offered by your dentist.
Denplan Essentials gives you
Routine preventive care from your practice team which includes:
- Scaling, polishing and other hygiene treatment*
- Preventive dental advice
- Dental x-rays*
- Any additional treatment specified as included by the dental practice in your contract *up to the maximum detailed in your contract
Denplan Essentials does not Cover
- Restorative dental treatments including fillings, crowns, bridges or dentures
- Laboratory fees and prescriptions
- Referral to a specialist and specialist treatment
- Orthodontics, implants, cosmetic treatment
- Sedation fees
Why might my fees change?
Your dental practice may review their fees from time to time, in line with business costs, professional regulations and inflation.
Your fees can also increase in relation to the amount of treatment you need over a period of time, as they are designed to reflect your oral health needs.
The best way to find out why your fees have changed is to speak to your registered dentist. They will be able to talk you through your plan and ensure that the care you are receiving is the best option for you.
Your Denplan Essentials fees explained
How are my fees set?
Although Denplan Essentials collect your payments, your fees are actually set by your dental team. When you first joined Denplan Essentials, your dentist will have chosen a fee category for you based on your oral health needs. Your dental team may then review the amount you pay due to changes in your oral health, or due to their business costs, professional regulations or inflation.
Who can tell me more about my fees?
To find out more about your fees and your current payment plan, speak to your dental team. You could give them a call, or even pop in to see them, there's no need to wait until your next appointment. They will be able to tell you more about your payments, and the care that you're currently entitled to receive as part of your payment plan.
Who collects my payments?
Denplan Essentials collect your payments, and forward them directly to your dental practice. This saves your dental team spending time on paperwork and administration, leaving them free to give you the best possible dental care.
Why do I pay extra for specialist/referral treatment?
At some point your dental team may refer you to a specialist for treatment, such as an orthodontist or oral surgery expert. As your payment plan contract is between you and your registered dentist, it only covers the care you receive from them and certain members of their dental team.
As specialist treatment is not a part of your regular care with your registered dentist, they will not have taken it into account when setting your Denplan Essentials fee.
Does claiming on my Supplementary Insurance affect my fee?
Making a claim on your Supplementary Insurance that is included in your Denplan Essentials payment plan doesn't affect your payments.
However, if your oral health changes as the result of a dental injury, you may need an increased level of care in the future, and your dentist may review your fee.