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Benefits of Dental Care Plans

Benefits of Dental Care Plans
Harpenden Dentist - Wayside Dental Practice
16, Feb 2022

Why joining a dental & oral health care plan is good for your teeth, health & pocket

There are very good reasons why dentists recommend regular six-monthly visits to the dentist. Regular dentist visits are vital to maintaining healthy teeth and gums and research shows maintaining a healthy mouth greatly reduces the risk of more serious dental problems, like gum disease and cavities, down the line. Prioritising your dental health is also linked to less problems with overall health and well being. According to the FDI World Dental Federation

Oral health is closely related with general health and people’s quality of life, through affecting their oral functions and social interactions

Preventing more serious dental problems developing by looking after your teeth and oral health on a regular basis is one major advantage of joining a dental membership plan but there are other benefits too.

Easy affordable budgeting

Once you complete the registration form and set up the monthly direct debit you’re good to go. It’s as easy as that. You’ll know exactly what you pay for dental cover every month, you’ll have the automatic reminders and incentive to visit your dentist for the recommended 6 monthly check-ups and you’ll have the peace of mind that any serious dental issues will be identified early, treated, and cleared up before any further pain and discomfort develops.

More savings, more convenience

At Wayside Dental Practice in Harpenden, Hertfordshire we’ve teamed up with DPAS to offer our patients dental membership plans. As well as the benefits mentioned below, you’ll get the following:

  • Guaranteed registration and continued access to your preferred dentist.
  • No initial assessment required – you can join today.
  • Discounts on private treatment fees, see below for more details.
  • Priority appointments.
  • Access to the Worldwide Dental Emergency Assistance Scheme – for dental emergencies while at home or abroad.

Join the Wayside Dental membership & oral care plan today

For all adults just ÂŁ23.20 per month gets you:

  • Two dental health examinations per year.
  • Two scale and polish appointments with your dentist per year.
  • All x-rays.
  • Routine oral cancer screening.
  • Smile analysis.
  • 20% discount on our private fee scale on all treatments up to the value of ÂŁ1000 per calendar year.
  • Emergency assessment visit (excluding treatment). This may not be with your own dentist.
  • One white filling per calendar year, if required.
  • Diet and oral hygiene advice.
  • Membership card for the Worldwide Dental Emergency Assistance Scheme with 24 hour helpline numbers for dental emergencies at home or abroad.

Fees for young adults aged 18-21 just ÂŁ14 per month

Fees for children aged 6-17 just ÂŁ8 per month

Dental Hygiene Plans at Wayside Dental Practice

We have two dental hygiene plans – the Hygiene Plan and Hygiene Plus Plan. With the Hygiene Plan you get all of the above benefits, except the scale and polish appointments are replaced with 2 full hygiene appointments per year. With the Hygiene Plus Plan, you get 4 hygiene appointments per year in place of the 2 scale and polish appointments. We’re so lucky to have so many patients from Harpenden, St Albans and all over Hertfordshire who are so conscientious about their dental and oral hygiene. Despite having four dental hygienists at the practice we only have room for a limited number looking to join our dental hygiene and hygiene plus plan so please contact the practice to ask about availability.

Next move

If you have any questions about our plans, please contact our reception team who will be happy to provide further information and guidance.


T. 01582712470