Our Care Payment Plan is designed to help you budget for your dental charges through the year. The plan also provides valuable insurance should you need additional treatment in an emergency, following an accident or for serious dental conditions such as oral cancer. Click on the links below to find out more about our payment plan.
About Dental Payment Plans
Our Care Plan is a monthly payment plan which provides cover for your routine (checkups, x-rays and hygiene visits) and restorative (crowns, bridges or fillings) dental treatment. The amount you pay is based on your oral health and how much dental treatment you will need. After an initial assessment, you will be placed into one of five categories. This will determine the monthly fee.
Our Care Plan includes dental injury and dental emergency cover and mouth cancer cover (not immediately available). You will also have access to a 24-Hour Worldwide Dental Emergency Helpline.
The Importance of Your Oral Health
“Dental decay is one of the most common chronic diseases in the world. It can have a huge effect on general overall health and yet it is entirely preventable, which is why it is so important that patients prioritise their oral health” Richard Prais, Principal at Prais Dental Care, preventative dentistry is the foundation on which our practice was built. A dental payment plan enables you and your dentist to focus on regular care to help minimise the risk factors before they cause pain and may need costly treatment.
We recommend that our patients follow a programme of preventative care using the skill of our practice team and the support of a dental payment plan.
How It Works
- Your dentist will talk to you about the dental plans so that you can choose which plan.
- A dentist at our practice will then carry out a dental assessment. The amount you pay will be decided by your dentist and is based on your oral health and how much dental treatment you will need. The payment will be collected monthly.
Dental payment plans can benefit the whole family. Where more than one member of the family is registered at the same practice and payments are made under one single direct debit, the following discounts apply:
- Family members – 3% discount
- Three family members – 5% discount
- Four or more family members – 8% discount
Method of payment
Following your initial dental assessment, you will know exactly how much your regular payments will be. You can choose to pay by monthly direct debit or by a single annual payment. There is also a one-off, initial registration fee equivalent to one month’s payment.
Freedom to cancel
Our Care programme is designed to give the reassurance of long-term support. However, if you wish, you can cancel your agreement at any time by giving 21 days notice by telephone or in writing to your dentist and the plan administrator DPAS.
Questions & Answers
Q. What are the benefits of having a dental payment plan?
A. The Prais Dental Care Plan is designed to be used positively to support a preventative approach to your oral healthcare through regular check-ups, dental care and advice to help stop possible expensive or complex dental treatment. The Prais Dental Care Plan not only provides you with help to pay for your routine (check-ups, x-rays and hygiene visits) dental care but for any restorative treatment you may need such as crowns, bridges or fillings.
Q. How will my fee be paid?
A. You can choose to pay your fee monthly by direct debit, or annually by cheque or credit card to the practice.
Q. Is there a registration fee?
A. Yes, there is a one-off fee usually debited during the first month of your contract to cover the initial costs of administration. This is an additional one-off payment equal to your monthly fee.
Q. Once I have signed the, can I cancel it?
A. In the event that you should need to cancel your contract, this can be done by giving 21 days notice, expiring on the last day of the month. Cancellations will be accepted by telephone or in writing to Ourselves. Please note that it is important that you also inform your dentist of your decision. You can find all the details of your membership on the copies of the contract you signed.
How to join
If you would like to join our Care Plan, please call our practice and we will contact you to make the necessary arrangements.