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Defacto Dental Health Club

Defacto's Dental Health Club for Dentists

We recently passed the incredible milestone of delivering the millionth patient enquiry to UK's dental profession. We are now determined to further our value delivery by introducing the Defacto Dental Health Club. Critically, this means that NHS patients can look at private dental care without the shock of unforeseen costs. From a clinician's point of view, clinical decisions can now be made in the best interests of the patients without the barrier of affordability coming into question. The engagement with Club members is simple and straight forward. Members are issued with a guarantee which underwrites their sound teeth, ensuring that any treatment needed will be paid for by the Sound Teeth Guarantee Company, a company registered in England.

The Guarantee

Members are issued a guarantee document which enables dentists to provide patients with 100% cost free restorative dentistry up to the value of £3,000 for the repair, restoration, or the replacement of any natural teeth in response to naturally occurring dental problems.

The guarantee covers all natural teeth that are certified as being in a structurally sound and cavity free condition. It also covers teeth that have been repaired or restored to a certifiable condition.

Issuing the guarantee couldn’t be easier— guarantee assessments can be carried out while patients undergo routine, recall or diagnostic check-ups, after the completion of the restorative dental procedures or even after hygiene visits.

How To Issue A Guarantee

Each engaged clinic is issued with a support document which outlines procedures for issuing a Guarantee for patient who present as Defacto Dental Health Club members. In essence, all we need is a copy of their scan and a short report on the patient's current oral health status. We can also accept an AI report (please talk to us about free AI software for your scanner if you are not already subscribing). The assessment report is then sent to Sound Teeth Guarantee Co for approval. From that point on, your patient is covered under their membership and have access to their insurance cover and up to £3,000 of repair and restorative work.

The other major benefit of issuing the guarantee to patients is that they never go to other clinics for treatment when they can get guaranteed access to cost-free restorative dentistry through their guarantee-issuing dental clinic.

Dentists are also paid in full for all dental repair and restoration work carried out for free under the terms of the guarantee.

Advantages for the clinic

Issuing guarantees to patients is also a major benefit for dental clinics—not only does it establish a new source of supplemental income that increases the profitability and value of the clinics, but it also guarantees patient loyalty and provides a powerful drawcard that will attract new patients and grow market share. Cognisant of time pressure in clinics, we have made the issuing of a Membership with guarantee a simple process. This involves a recommendation rather than a hard sell, using our sister website Your Dentist 

Using this tool, you email your patient a cart containing details of the Defacto Dental Health Club membership. The patient pays for their membership and you receive a commission on each sale. This process adds no more than 30 seconds chair time.

Advantages for the patients

Where else will patients get guaranteed access to 100% cost free restorative dentistry?

Private patients

The guarantee solves the affordability problem of private dentistry. Patients who become members of the Defacto Dental Health Club enjoy the benefits of guaranteed access to cost-free restorative dentistry and receive the most clinically appropriate dental care without consideration for the cost. By taking out a guarantee, they are also able to effectively fix the cost of their private dentistry to the cost of the guarantee for 12 months at a time.

The cost of membership makes private dentistry a more affordable to the vast majority of patients.

NHS patients

The guarantee solves the problem of getting access to care for NHS patients. It provides them with guaranteed appointments and cost-free restorative dentists. If they are unable to get an NHS appointment, they can go private for free under the terms of their Club Membership.

Guarantee limit and pricing

£3,000 £300 £25

Evidence based dentistry

The guarantee assessment process involves a clinical examination, the taking of evidential x-rays, and the scanning of the x-rays with a state-of-the-art AI-powered x-ray scanning system. The AI system produces detailed clinical reports that supports the clinical decision-making of the assessing dentists with respect to the certification of patients’ teeth and the issuance of guaranties.

The Sound Teeth Guarantee Company (STG) provides subsidised or free use of the most capable AI-powered dental x-ray scanning system available. STG will provide a 50% cost subsidy for an average rate of issuance of one guarantee per day and a 100% subsidy for an average rate of issuance of two guaranties per day.

"The Sound Teeth Guarantee and AI system is a real game changer for dentists."
Professor Paul Tipton