Our Ideal Practice
Best Dental Plan
What is the make-up of our ideal practice?
Our best clients care about their patients and want them to have the treatment available and to be happy and healthy. A practice that promotes itself and emphasizes excellent dental services is important. It also makes sense for a practice to have a large enough patient base that can sign enough of their patients to actuarially calculate the cost over a big enough group and to have the plan pay for itself, 50 memberships or more.
The front office needs to be able to sell the benefits to those who can benefit from its use. They need to be able to recognize ideal patients, such as: those who are self-employed, retired, carry cleaning-only dental insurance, plans that make you wait to use benefits, emergency service patients, and those who cannot get dental coverage from their employer.
Many of these patients understand the benefit of dental coverage and can afford the monthly payment and get the most out of the plan by maintaining their oral health care.
How are we different than other dental insurance plans?
We make offering a self-administered dental coverage plan easy for you and your patients. Front office personal find the program easy to run and enjoy the benefits of providing a plan that is available immediately to patients, doesn’t need to have benefits pre-approved, and always knowing what is available for the patient.
Once you decide to offer a Private Dental Plan™, we provide your office with all the material needed to operate a plan. We furnish patient’s brochures that include applications and training for your front office and team. We assist you in the administration of the program, behind the scenes, including reporting and collection of membership fees and become “an extension of your staff”.
We are always available to answer any questions you may have and meet with you initially to walk new patients and yourself through the process until you are comfortable in administering your plan.
Win-Win Solution for the Patient and the Practice
The purpose of the Private Dental Plan™ program is to help the patient to receive immediate and personalized service through a dental service plan and allow the dentist to retain patients and keep the earnings that are usually paid to the insurance company to administer the plan.
This self-administered dental service plan allows dental offices to offer access to dental coverage for those who would not normally be able to afford it. By helping patients and helping dentists, a Private Dental Plan™ provided by the dentist offers the best alternative to overpriced dental insurance. Our method of dental coverage administration will change the dental industry.
Increase Treatment Acceptance:
Is it easier to sell restorative work to an insured patient or to someone paying cash? By offering an in-house marketing plan, a patient can receive value for their monthly payment and will be more likely to accept higher cost dental service. This provides a higher value for your chair time and adds revenue to your bottom line.
Improve Patient Retention:
By providing your patients with affordable dental coverage available only through your practice, you can tie your member-patients to your practice long term. Patients receive better value for their dental dollar and prefer working with you – the dentist rather than a 3rd party agent. They are no longer loyal to their insurance company, but to you.
Increase Your Practice Income:
Insurance and Dental plan companies make money. If they didn’t, there wouldn’t as many be as many as there are. By offering your own dental plan to your existing active and inactive accounts and to referrals, you can increase your production revenues by receiving most of the monthly membership fees.
4 Parts to the Program
The DPS program is designed so that it does not become a front office burden for the office who wants to offer a self-administered dental plan. There are four (4) parts to the program.
- Set up a customized plan based on the dentist’s services & desired plan layout and processing an actuarial evaluation to price membership fees.
- Provide marketing material including customized brochures & applications with electronic versions to put on a website.
- Train staff on how to administer plan and provide ongoing situational support.
- Perform the monthly plan collection and reporting including activity and membership reports. We are considered an “extension of the dental staff” and look for a long-term relationship with the dental office.