29 Feb Why join a Dental Plan?
Many of our regular patients choose to join one of our dental payment maintenance plans. These allow our patients to budget for their routine maintenance and spread the cost over a twelve month period.
We have several plans depending on the future care we think you will require. For instance, some of our patients with gum disease need more attention from the dental hygiene therapist and may require up to four visits a year with them. For others one visit to the dentist and one visit to the hygiene therapist is enough to keep on top of dental disease.
Occasionally you may need some restorative dental work or you may choose to have some cosmetic whitening or teeth straightening, for instance. In this situation you will always be given a separate estimate of the cost of having these treatments.
NHS vs Private Care
As a practice we made a decision to move away from NHS care for our adult patients and provide our care without the restrictions that often come with NHS dental care. We are able to offer the most modern techniques and materials including time to prevent disease and this is why the dentists work closely with the dental hygiene therapists to ensure this.
It may seem at first that the cost of our care is more than NHS care but we feel that our preventive maintenance plans will save your money in the long run and ultimately will save your teeth!
Good dental health and good medical health go hand in hand and we can’t place too much emphasis on this. By keeping your teeth and gums healthy you can help manage other diseases such as diabetes and possibly heart disease.
We even have a maintenance plan for students. We appreciate that once your children grow up and fly the nest you can’t keep as close an eye on their dental health and equally we understand that if you are a student your finances are limited. We have therefore, designed a plan at £5-95 a month whereby you become a registered member of Thackeray Dental Care in Mansfield and you will see your dentist and your hygienist both once a year for assessment and maintenance.
Heading to University can be a tricky time and we do see problems where students have previously had no decay whilst they were at school and then a change in routine/diet etc can produce decay and problems. We encourage membership of our plan if you are heading to further education so we can make sure you receive the correct advice and if necessary early treatment.
All our plans allow you access to Emergency and Accident cover wherever you are in the world. Obviously if you are local you will ring the practice and see your team but if you are travelling or away on business you have access to a 24 hr helpline number to get help when you most need.
If you would like to consider joining one of our plans then do please ring the practice on 01623 629359 or email via our webpage contact us
We want you to have great dental health to be proud of and to enjoy taking care of your teeth with your team of dental professionals. Does this sound like something that interests you?