Pay As You Go

Dental Plans

Dental Plans

Dental Plans

At A Smile For Life, our aim is to provide high quality care and treatment in a relaxed, comfortable and safe environment. We are committed to continuing education and keeping abreast of the changes in modern dentistry. Most of all we encourage preventative techniques – helping you to understand how to maintain the health of your mouth and keep it free from tooth decay and gum disease.
Therefore, we are pleased to offer you the opportunity to join the Smile For Life Dental Plans, as we believe this provides the best chance of keeping dentally healthy and reducing the need for treatment. Our plans also allow patients to budget for their routine dental care.

Key benefits include:
Preventative care for long term dental health
Regular monthly payments
Discount on treatment fees
No requirement to be ‘dentally fit’ before joining
Dental injury and emergency cover
Any treatment is excluded from our plans but can be carried out at your convenience on a private basis.
If you have any questions about our services, please call in at reception and speak to our friendly and helpful staff. Alternatively please telephone for further information.

There are two options available under the Smile For Life Dental Plans:

A Smile For Life Payment Plan:
£13.00 per month

  • Two detailed examinations per year
  • Two scale and polishes per year
  • All necessary routine x-rays
  • 20% discount on all treatments over and above the plan content
  • 24 hour helpline numbers for dental emergencies at home and abroad
  • Supplementary Insurance including worldwide dental injury and emergency cover

How do I join the plan?
Joining a plan is very simple.Firstly you are examined and then all you have to do is complete a Direct Debit mandate and registration form and your membership will be effective immediately. There is an initial £10.00 administrtion fee charged by DPAS.

How do I leave the plan?
If you find you ever wish to end the agreement you can do so simply by giving us one month’s notice. Naturally, if amounts due to us are not paid for two months in a row, we may terminate the arrangement.

What happens if I have an emergency?
If you have an unexpected emergency whilst at home, such as an accident or toothache, then in normal circumstances you should telephone our emergency number:
(Home) 01943 871855
If you are away from home, membership of our plans allow you to call the dental helpline who will put you in touch with a dentist who can help:
(UK) 0800 525631
If you are overseas when you need help, the dental helpline will endeavour to find an English-speaking dentist to assist you. In these circumstances please telephone our helpline:
(Abroad) +44 1747 820841

How do I claim under the Supplementary Insurance?
If you are away from home and have to see a dentist in an emergency, you should receive the temporary treatment necessary to render you in a comfortable condition. Please pay that dentist and ask for a written receipt and details of the treatment carried out. On your return home, we will help you complete a claim form and submit this to DPAS, who administer our plans.
We will also help you complete a claim form should you need treatment for a dental injury. If the treatment is likely to cost more than £225 (and thus require prior authorisation from DPAS) we will provide a costed treatment plan. An assessment by an independent dentist may be requested before this permanent treatment is authorised.