We are introducing a membership plan which is now available to all patients – both existing and new to Belhaven. We are no longer accepting new NHS patient registrations for adults and will no longer be able to provide planned and routine treatment for adult patients who normally pay for their treatment.
Through this new offering we are now able to provide our patients with the best possible level of care, service and with access to our full range of treatments.
We will be asking registered patients who normally pay for their NHS dental treatment to become either a private pay-as-you-go patient, or join our new membership plan, the details of which are included below.
If you do not feel that these options are for you, you are of course free to seek NHS dental treatment elsewhere.
Please note that in the current COVID-19 climate however that we will still provide Urgent and Emergency NHS services for all of our registered patients
We will also still provide the available NHS services (when we can) for Children and for those who are normally exempt from paying for their dental treatment.
There are many benefits of being part of a dental care plan. Plan patients are more likely to attend regularly for examinations and hygiene appointments, which means that their dental health is better. As a result, they are less likely to need major dental treatment done, and we can focus on prevention and deal with small issues before they become larger ones.
The individual benefits of the plan to you are
- 2 extensive dental health assessments with your dentist per year
- 2 or 4 hygienist appointments per year
All of these appointments are longer than previously provided under the NHS, allowing more time to discuss your dental health and tailor the treatment to you.
- Priority appointment times – As we can only accommodate a certain number of patients on the plan, we will be providing priority appointments to those who sign up, including evening appointments.
- Discounts to treatment required. This includes
- 15% off tooth coloured fillings
- 10% off other treatment (excluding tooth straightening and implants)
- 20% off tooth whitening
- 0% off facial aesthetics (anti-wrinkle treatment and fillers)
- You also get access to a 24 hour dental helpline, emergency dental cover if you are over 15 miles from the practice (including abroad) and accident cover.
HOW MUCH DOES THIS COST?
There are currently 2 levels to the plan, depending on how often you would like to see our hygienist
Level 1 Plan – 2 x extensive dental health assessments, including any necessary x-rays
2 x extended hygienist appointments
Benefits as detailed above
Fee – £15.50 per month, Total £186 per year
If you would prefer to be a pay-as-you-go private patient, the comparable cost of 2 dental assessments plus x-rays, and 2 hygienist visits would be £210, so you are saving £24 by joining the plan, plus you can avail of all the benefits included in the plan.
Level 2 Plan – 2 x extensive dental health assessments, including any necessary x-rays
4 x extended hygienist appointments
Benefits as detailed above
Fee – £23.75 per month, Total £285 per year
The comparable cost privately would be £320, so you are saving £35 by joining the plan, plus you can avail of all the benefits included in the plan
Below is a link to our information leaflet explaining the plan benefits and terms
In addition, this following link explains the added benefit the Plan provides with access to the Worldwide Dental Emergency Assistance Scheme, the handbook is on the link below