Registering as a new patient and interested in Highland Dental Plan?
After a New Patient Exam and the completion of any treatment needed, patients are then entitled to join Highland Dental Plan (HDP). This plan spreads the cost of routine treatment into monthly payments, so essentially you pre pay for 2 x Full Clinical Examinations per year and 2 x Scale & Polishes per year, it covers most X-rays and gives a further 10% of any treatment you may need (like Fillings or Crowns) or want (like Professional Whitening).
A New Patient Examination is £45, a Scale & Polish is £45. Should you need x-rays, they are £10 per x-ray. If during your exam the dentist decides treatment is needed, a Treatment Plan is generated detailing this and cost estimated - you are at that point able to decide if you want to proceed to book to have that treatment done.
We have all the forms here for HDP, so ask a member of staff if you're interested. Cost is currently £15.60 per month, with a 5% discount applied if 2 people in one household sign up (taking it down to £14.82 per person). The household discount increases to 10% for 3 members in one household and so on.
HDP also provides Worldwide Emergency Dental Insurance - meaning you can claim some costs back if you need to seek emergency dental help while away from home.
Experts recommend that people see a dentist every 6 months for a check-up and clean. During a routine examination, scale & polish, the dentist will clean the teeth and remove plaque and hardened tartar. The dentist will also check for visual signs of cavities, gum disease, mouth cancer, and other oral health issues. They may sometimes also use dental X-rays to check for cavities.