Jump the NHS Queues with the Independent scheme
Independent scheme is a unique scheme that we have introduced at this practice to enable us to give you a wider choice. The treatment is an NHS equivalent service allowing us to provide the same level of service that we would provide for our eligible NHS patients. The difference is that, there is no waiting list, you can book a routine examination appointment straight away, and you pay the independent prices which is less expensive than our private prices.
The use of materials and systems will be similar to those provided under the NHS. However, there will be instances where the choice of a particular treatment may be more advantageous to the patient. In these circumstances, the dentist will offer that choice to the patient.
Many patients have some form of Dental Insurance. If you wish to claim back the cost of your treatment from your insurance provider, we will be happy to help you fill out your insurance claim forms with you and guide you. If any of your treatment is covered, the payment from the insurance company will be sent directly to you at home. This is called a reimbursement because you will have already paid for your treatment to us.
We ask for at least 24 hours advance notice for cancelling or rescheduling an appointment (72 hours if your appointment is booked on a Monday); otherwise, a fee will be charged to your account. It is important for you to keep the scheduled dates and times to properly complete your treatment in the desired length of time. A broken appointment is a loss to many people - the patient who missed the valuable time, the patient who could have taken the valuable time, and the dentist who was fully staffed and prepared for the appointment.