Denplan Dentists

Denplan is a private capitation scheme, which for the payment of a fixed monthly fee, helps you budget for regular preventive dental care without the fear of costly & unexpected bills. St. Clements Dental Care is the only Denplan Excel accredited practice in the Southwold & Reydon area. Denplan Excel is an advanced accreditation programme for dentists to help support clinical governance & professional regulation.

How does Denplan Cover Work?

The scheme is a contract between you & your dentist. Denplan administrates this by collecting your subscription; a small part of this is used to pay for insurance cover provided by Denplan & the remainder is paid to the practice. This means that your dentist can concentrate on the continuing needs of your dental health, rather than the actual amount of treatment you may need at any one time. The key advantage being that time can be spent on quality preventive care.

How is the Level of My Subscription Calculated?

You are scored in relation to the number of fillings, root fillings, crowns & dentures you may have. The condition of your gums, the supporting structures of the dentition & your oral hygiene also attract a score. The total score will place you in one of the five bands with a corresponding subscription rate. (See below)

What is Covered as a Denplan Patient?

All routine examinations, radiographs, preventive treatment & hygienists appointments are covered. Also covered are all fillings & root fillings, extractions, emergency treatment & treatment following an injury. The provision of crowns, bridges & dentures are covered but the patient will have to meet the technician’s charges (lab fee).

What is Not Covered?

Not covered by Denplan are the laboratory fees where a technician is used, implants, orthodontics & treatment of a purely cosmetic nature, & the first £15 of the charges for out-of-hours emergencies or emergencies when you are away from home.

Your Quality Assurance

We are proud that in 2011 our practice was awarded Denplan Excel status.

Denplan Excel is supported by the Patients Association. This is a prestigious award & provides a visible sign of our commitment to quality & proves to our practice members, our patients, fellow dentists & the general public that we have reached the exacting standards set by the Denplan Excel programme.

Not only does it demonstrate that the quality of care, treatment & service that we provide is among the best available, but that you will be safe with the knowledge that our practice not only meets but even exceeds standards of clinical governance, statutory requirements & industry best practice recommendations.

The Denplan Excel Accreditation Programme bases its quality assurance on a consistent Statement of Principles to which all accredited dentists are asked to commit:

    1. We commit to the measurement of clinical effectiveness & oral health & to ensuring that this is communicated back to patients, both individually & as a group.

We will support patients in knowing what is being done, & why, to maximise their opportunity for improving oral health.

We care what our patients feel & think about the practice & will listen to, & act upon, their views & opinions.

We are committed to opening our practice & procedures to regular independent monitoring & to act upon the results.

We undertake to practise using the most appropriate procedures & dental knowledge & to ensure both the dentist & practice team are up-to-date with the latest dental & customer care techniques.

The Denplan Excel Accreditation Programme is the only independently validated clinical governance peer assessment. In a recent survey 90% of Excel dentists that “Denplan Excel is a good clinical governance compliance tool”.

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