fee guide - Dental Plan

We are delighted to offer the Orchard Dental Practice Dental Care Plan to our patients - our own membership scheme which enables us to provide you with the treatment and support necessary to control dental disease and to restore your mouth to full fitness. Our modern health-promoting approach with continuing care can mean:

  • Fewer fillings
  • Less likelihood of toothache
  • More choice
  • Help keep your own teeth for life
  • Less dental decay
  • More attractive teeth
  • Reduced costs

Your choice for dental care with us

As individuals we are having to make more and more provision for our own health needs. Orchard Dental Practice believes that the best way of making treatment affordable, without compromising our high quality of care, is to offer you membership of our own Dental Care Plan which provides the following benefits.

  • A convenient payment scheme for routine treatment
  • Greater choice of treatment and materials
  • An extended payment facility to spread additional costs
  • Worldwide Trauma and Emergency Call-Out Insurance
  • More time to help prevent decay
  • Substantial discount on additional treatments and sundries

Your child's dental care

Children are born free of dental disease, yet by adulthood 95% of the population have active gum disease and most people have experienced some tooth decay and even tooth loss. We will work with you to help prevent this happening. Our aim is to provide your child with the best dental care available to secure their dental health. We ask parents to register their children from birth so that we can see them twice a year on the NHS to help them grow up free from dental disease. However, if they do need treatment, we can offer them alternatives not available on the NHS, such as mercury -free white fillings. To the children of members of our Dental Care Plan we can offer these alternatives on the same terms as their parents.

Dental Care Plan (call for monthly cost)

  • Regular dental appointments
    (two per year) to provide
    • Clinical Examination
    • Screening for oral cancer
    • X-Rays where clinically necessary
  • Assessment of emergencies and dental plan with any temporary treatment required, carried out at The practice during normal surgery hours
  • Production of study models when required.
  • 20% reduction on any laboratory-based treatments required, i.e. crowns, bridges and dentures.
  • 20% reduction on other dental work (extractions, etc)
  • 10% reduction on oral hygiene products purchased at the surgery.
  • Worldwide Trauma Insurance to protect against large unforeseen accidental damage.
  • Redundancy Protection for up to 12 months.
  • Regular hygiene appointments (if required - max two per year covered) to provide
    • Scale and polish
    • Periodical advice
    • Preventative techniques to reduce decay and gum disease.
  • All treatment planning for your future dental needs
  • All subsequent remedial work within 12 months of recommended restorative work.
  • 20% reduction on any fillings.
  • 20% reduction on any additional hygiene work.
  • Extended Payment Scheme available for treatment over £350.
  • Emergency Call-Out insurance, should you need a dentist in an emergency, anywhere in the world.
  • Referral to our specialists, e.g. Oral Surgeon, Periodontist, is not covered by the Dental Care Plan

Registration and Insurance Scheme

If you prefer to settle your account on a pay-as-you-go basis, we are able to offer you an insurance option. The insurance cover is as below and costs£25 per year, which will include registration with the practice. It is, however, conditional on you attending the practice at least once per year for a check-up and having any remedial work done as soon as possible, payment for which is not covered.


Worldwide trauma & emergency call-out insurance

Emergency Call Out - cover can be provided by any dentist worldwide who agrees to treat you. You simply pay the emergency call-out charge to the dentist concerned and collect a receipted invoice. This will then be processed through the practice for reimbursement from the insurers. This is to provide emergency treatment only. You should return to the practice in normal hours for any further treatment required. For current level of cover please contact us.

Dental Trauma - Cover if you are unfortunate enough to suffer a dental trauma, for example, as a result of a road traffic accident or an accident at home or work. In addition, should you have to stay in hospital as a result of a dental trauma, you will be entitled to cover. For current level of cover please contact us.

Oral Cancer - For current level of cover please contact us.

Redundancy Protection - (not included for the Registration and Insurance Scheme) - plan premiums paid for up to one year, with a waiting period of 30 days.

Full details of the insurance cover and exclusions are available at the surgery.


Extended payment scheme

For plan members whose additional treatment costs more than a set amount (for current level of cover please contact us), we offer the convenience of being able to spread the payment over 10 months by simply adding the fee to the existing direct debit. Please note our normal discount rate is reduced to 10% when the Extended Payment Scheme is used. Our staff will be pleased to discuss the details with you. Use of the Extended Payment Scheme is at the discretion of the dentist.

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