Harris Family Dental Practice
Denplan Care @ HFDP explained
ABOVE shows how we determine your monthly fee (actual fee quoted elsewhere).
Using our computer patient care management software we assign a score to your past experience with dentistry. So, this includes previous fillings, root canal treatments, crowns, denture, bridges, and gum disease.
Unfortunately, the more you have the more you pay! Conversely the healthier you are the less you pay!
You are assigned a risk status catergory A -E, and a care pathway is agreed to include how often you will visit the practice and whether you would benefit from longer hygienist appointments. As with everything in life, terms and conditions do apply. (discussed on previous page)
RIGHT is a chart showing how your monthly fee is determined.
A proportion pays for your Denplan membership benefits as outlined on the parent page.
The majority of the fee is the direct cost of your routine care, this includes the examination or 'check-up', all necessary X-rays and teeth and gum cleaning.
Patients with generally healthy teeth and gums will usually have a scale and polish with their dentist, whereas patients with established gum disease will usually see a hygienist for more extensive cleaning of tooth root surfaces as well as the scale and polish.
The remaining portion is insurance against further treatment, including emergency appointments during opening hours, broken teeth, replacement fillings, root treatments, crowns and new dentures when clinically required.
REMEMBER - we only use amalgam-free white fillings!
However, true cosmetic fillings on front teeth are not included, but you do receive 10% discount on private fees as a membership benefit.
healthy unrestored patient - you will probably have no fillings and only very mild gum disease.
1 or 2 visits each year with dentist, this may alternate depending on your oral health needs.
healthy minimally restored patient - you will probably have several fillings and some gum disease.
2 visits each year with either dentist or hygienist, this may alternate depending on your oral health needs.
generally healthy moderately restored patient - you will probably have many fillings, some crowns and maybe a partial denture or bridge and also some degree of gum disease.
2 to 3 visits each year usually with the hygienist your dentist will perform your examination during these visits.
patient who has continuing preventative needs - You will probably have multiple fillings, crowns, bridges and dentures with established gum disease.
3 or 4 visits each year with the hygienist your dentist will perform your examination during these visits.
patient who has a heavily restored mouth whom without continuous supportive treatment could lose their teeth.
3 or 4 visits each year with the hygienist, your dentist will perform your examination during these visits.