Important changes to your dental care at Bradley and Partners
We are writing with news of an important change that will affect you.
We hope you will agree that we at Bradley & Partners have always sought to offer you and your family exemplary dental care. However, it has become increasingly difficult to maintain the standards you would expect of us under a publicly funded system. To continue providing you with a broad range of excellent dental care, as of the end of January 2018, we will no longer be providing NHS dentistry.
We sincerely hope that you will stay with Bradley & Partners where you can continue to see your treating dentist. There are 2 ways you can do this. You can become a Private Patient or you can enrol as a Denplan Patient.
To enable our dentists to give each of their patients sufficient time and to focus on quality, there is limited availability for new registrations. We will be operating on a first-come-first-served basis. Please find below details of what to do next.
Option 1: Join our monthly payment scheme - Denplan
Years of dental experience have taught us that the most reliable way to avoid expensive and painful dental problems is regular, preventive care. In view of this we have introduced a dental payment plan, Denplan Care, to help you budget for your dental care.
For a regular fee per month, Denplan Care provides:
- Dental examinations and hygiene appointments
- Routine x-rays as required
- Any necessary fillings
- Major restorative care including root fillings, crowns, bridges and dentures*
Practice reference and Unique patient reference: If you are a regular patient, you will have been sent these in the post:
To join Denplan Care today:
- Visit www.denplan.co.uk/patientapply and follow the instructions to complete your application
OR Visit the practice in person where our team will be available to answer any questions and register you on Denplan Care
Benefits of Denplan Care include:
- A focus on preventive oral health advice and care, to stop problems before they start
- More time at appointments to discuss individual needs
- Peace of mind of onsite emergency care 365 days a year
- A wider choice of materials and techniques
- Substantially less waiting time for routine appointments
- Predictable monthly payments, allowing you to budget for your
- preventive dental care
- Discounts of up to 15% on monthly fees when two or more people pay on the same Direct Debit (T&Cs apply)
*excluding specialist referrals and laboratory fees should we need to build crowns, bridges etc.
Your monthly fee will be carefully determined by your treating dentist. It is based on your previous dental treatment, current oral health and anticipated future needs.
Denplan Care includes built-in Supplementary Insurance, which provides you with dental emergency and dental injury cover supported by a 24-Hour Worldwide Dental Emergency Helpline. Please see our fees page for more details.
Option 2: Register with us as a Private Patient
As a Private Patient, you would be billed for treatment on the day of each dental visit. A copy of our Private fee list is available at the surgery or on our fees page. For most people, it would be more cost effective to sign up under Denplan than to continue as a Private Patient.
If you wish to stay at Bradley and Partners, you will need to transfer to Denplan or become a private patient. Come mid-January 2018 we shall stop seeing NHS patients altogether, so it is imperative to have signed up to one of these options by then.
Please give Bradley & Partners a call on 01227 463529 if you have any further questions or wish to register as a Private Patient. To register with Denplan you can go online, call or come into the practice – see details below.
Thank you for your loyalty in supporting our practice, we look forward to seeing you again soon.
Bradley & Partners
Further information about NHS dentistry:
Bradley & Partners will aim to complete any courses of NHS treatment that have already been started. If you would like to enquire further about alternative NHS dental services please contact the NHS Helpline on 111.