How it benefits you as a patient.
All practising dentists in the UK have to be registered with the General Dental Council (GDC) and the Care Quality Commission (CQC) who regulate and inspect dental practices.
Our Denplan Excel certification programme is an additional mark of quality available to member dentists, and is tailored to support and encourage practices to reach their full potential as providers of excellent customer care. To join Denplan Excel, a practice must demonstrate continued commitment to quality improvement. Practices must also pledge to use the most appropriate procedures and dental knowledge to ensure patients are receiving the highest standards of care from start to finish, and encourage patients to be involved in any decision making stages. Denplan Excel members can also access DEPPA, an online tool your dentist can use at your check-up that helps you and your dentist examine your current oral health status and identify any future risks.
As it’s an optional scheme it doesn’t mean that Excel certified dentists are better or more qualified than our non Excel certified dentists – it does however give practices access to additional tools and support from Simplyhealth Professionals.