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D O W N LO A D
YO U R F R E E
GUIDE ON HOW
TO I M P L E M E N T
A D E N TA L P L A N
Sources: 1, 3 & 4. Simplyhealth Corporate Decision Makers Survey 2017
2. Simplyhealth Professionals Consumer Oral Health Survey 2017
Download your free 12-page
step-by-step guide, which teaches
you how to introduce a dental plan
as an employee benefit. From the
reasons why you should offer a
dental plan, through to assessing
your workforce's needs and
understanding the products on
offer, it contains everything you
need to know.
oralhealth now to find out more.
to reducing staff sickness absence, boosting
productivity and promoting good mental health.
Research by Denplan from Simplyhealth
found that 82% of employers who offer a dental
plan agree that it enhances their employees'
wellbeing1. Dental problems can disrupt how
your employees perform at work, their quality of
sleep and how they fuel themselves, as well as
impacting their emotional wellbeing.
Unlike other medical professionals, dentists
and dental nurses see "healthy" patients every
day. This gives them the opportunity to highlight
the importance of good oral health, helping
employees to reduce the risk of any longer-term
problems they may develop later in life.
Prevention is better
A prevention-over-cure approach is the key
to improving your employees' health and
wellbeing in the long term. And although
most don't typically look forward to going the
dentist, 91% of people with a dental plan visit
the dentist every six months2.
A dental plan is a
tangible benefit that
can be used by every
one of your employees,
regardless of their age,
or life stage
Providing your employees with access to a
This includes getting the right level of
dental plan encourages them to proactively
advice from your dental plan provider, having
maintain their daily oral health and inspire them
dedicated account management, good
to visit the dentist regularly, which will have a
levels of customer satisfaction and access to
positive influence on their overall general health.
management information to help you measure
If you can help to prevent an employee from
the return on investment of your benefit.
developing oral health problems, you can
For example, a dental plan provider
reduce the business risk of increased
worth its salt should support you
absence through sickness. This is
with tailored and targeted
important for any business, as,
according to the Chartered
to help you promote
Institute of Personnel &
the benefit to your
84% of employers who offer
a dental plan benefit believe
2016, employee absence
it shows they care about
is currently costing a
It's also worth noting
staggering £522 per
that all your employees
employee per year.
will be required to visit a
With oral health, prevention
dentist at least twice a year,
isn't just about tooth decay and gum
regardless of the current state of their
disease. Research now shows there are strong
oral health. A dental plan, therefore, is a
links between oral health and general wellbeing.
tangible benefit that can be used by every
A regular check-up can help a dentist to spot
single one of your employees, regardless of
the early signs of serious conditions- it is now
their age, personal preferences or life stage.
recognised, for example, that there are proven
Simplyhealth is the UK's leading supplier
links between gum disease and diabetes, strokes
of Denplan dental plans. To find out how
and heart disease.
Simplyhealth can help your business to perform
Value over cost
well, visit simplyhealth.co.uk/businesses.
There are various providers of dental plans
currently on the market, all of whom offer
F O R M O R E I N F O R M AT I O N
something different. Around 45% of employers
decide which employee benefits to offer their
employees based on the benefit providing good
value for money3. But although price will play
a part when selecting a dental plan provider,
more importantly you need to ensure it is the
best fit for your business and employees.
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