It’s National Smile Month from 20th May – 20th June and this is a great opportunity for you to be part of the UK’s largest oral health campaign. Almost a third of people brush less than the recommended twice a day* and National Smile Month is all about making sure you look after your smile for life by:
- Brushing twice a day for two minutes using fluoride toothpaste to get rid of any bacteria that can create gum disease and tooth decay
- Cutting down on how often you have sugary food and drinks
- Using mouthwash regularly
- Cleaning in between your teeth with interdental brushes or floss
Looking after your teeth now can prevent problems with your overall health in the future. So make sure you visit the dentist and hygienist regularly, and make use of your Denplan dental cover.
National Smile Month is organised by British Dental Health Foundation and supported by your dental plan provider, Denplan. Find out more about National Smile Month on www.smilemonth.org. For more information about how to look after your teeth visit www.miteeth.co.uk.
Undeniably one of the networking events of the year, the Health Insurance Awards are a major highlight in the insurance & protection industry calendar. The Provider Awards recognise excellence across the insurer and service provider sector. Voting for the awards is now open to intermediaries.
After winning the “Best Dental Plan Provider” category for the third consecutive year we’re hoping to have lots to celebrate once again. So if you’re happy with the service you receive from us and would like to show your support, please vote for by clicking here.
By registering your vote online you will also be entered into the Health Insurance prize draw for the chance to win a £250 Amazon voucher.
Having joined the Simplyhealth Group in 2011, Denplan have continued to excel in the corporate dental plan arena. The Group have now made the decision for Denplan to take the lead on all new corporate business opportunities in the dental market. Pam Whelan, Head of Corporate, Denplan “As the leading dental brand we’re proud to continue offering our strong product range to companies. We look forward to acting as the single point of contact in the Group for intermediaries and continuing to build upon our success in the dental market.”
Simplyhealth will continue to offer its Simply Dental Plan to individuals as well as servicing its existing corporate business. Intermediaries with corporate dental opportunities should use their existing contacts at Denplan or email: email@example.com The changes will take effect from 1st June 2013.
Continuing its lead as the number one dental payment provider in the UK, Denplan has made some great new enhancements to its dental benefits for schemes starting or renewing from 1st April 2013.
Recognising that more employees are proactively looking to maintain their oral health with regular visits to their hygienist, Denplan Essential and Denplan Extensive have had an increase on the annual limits for hygiene treatments.
“We have been the frontrunner in the dental industry for more than 26 years and we always want to ensure that our policies are relevant for employees,” says Pam Whelan, Head of Corporate at Denplan.
Other changes include simplifying the Denplan Lucent products, by removing the annual limits on the worldwide routine and restorative dental treatments. This means there are now no annual limits on the value of treatment that can be claimed each year and to complement the no annual limits on the frequency of claims already in place.
“We want to ensure that all our customers feel they get the best options for treatment and removing the annual limits ensures that employees can prioritise maintaining the best oral health,” Pam Whelan continues.
To find out more visit http://www.denplan.co.uk/companies for the full new benefit policies on all Denplan products.
Taking on the Head of Corporate role, Pam moves from her previous position as Denplan’s Corporate Sales Manager. She has extensive knowledge and experience of the company and the corporate dental market and is ideally placed to take on this new responsibility.
Commenting on her new position, Pam said: “I’m really pleased to take advantage of this chance to progress within Denplan. I’ve been with the company for many years and this role shows just how much the corporate benefits part of Denplan’s offering has grown in that time.
“There are a lot of new opportunities for us in the corporate market, and I’m really looking forward to making the most of these and taking on the challenges they present; there are definitely some exciting times ahead of us!”
Pam’s former role of Corporate Sales Manager will be filled internally by Gary Williams, currently Denplan’s National Relationship Manager.
Thinking of giving up the cigarettes? Have you attempted for New Year’s, for Lent … Well, now you have another chance to give it a go, as Wednesday 13th March is national ‘No Smoking Day’!
‘No Smoking Day’, organised by the British Heart Foundation, has run for more than 25 years to support people to quit smoking. Most people are already aware the impact smoking has on their general health, but it’s important for your oral health too.
The great news is that a recent survey by Denplan shows that trends are already changing and two thirds of people do not smoke, as part of their daily activity to make sure they keep their gums and teeth in good shape*!
Dr Henry Clover, Denplan’s Deputy Chief Dental Officer says: “Besides causing issues for your overall health, smoking can cause damage to your mouth, gums and teeth. It can lead to unsightly tooth staining, contributes significantly to gum disease and potential tooth loss.
“Even more seriously, smoking is one of the major risk factors in mouth cancer. Make sure you go to see your dentist regularly and take the opportunity to discuss your lifestyle habits, so that the dentist and the whole dental team can help you in the best way possible!”
Join in on ‘No Smoking Day’ and download more information on activities you can do with your employees here: www.nosmokingday.org.uk.
For more information about how to look after your teeth visit www.miteeth.co.uk.
Denplan MD, Steve Gates handed the cheque to Lisa Murphy, MacMillan Cancer Support’s Fundraising Manager for South East Hampshire and the Isle of Wight at Denplan’s office in Winchester.
Steve Gates said: “MacMillan Cancer Support is a great charity helping thousands of people affected by cancer every year. Our more than 300 staff members have been working hard to raise funds all throughout 2012 via cake sales, raffles, events and member dentist donations to help people in need. We’re proud to have been able to make such a significant contribution.”
Lisa Murphy from MacMillan Cancer Support added: “Macmillan Cancer Support would like to thank everyone at Denplan who has fundraised for us over the last year. Cancer is the toughest fight that many of us will face and it is only because of the generosity of our supporters that we are able to provide the best possible care and support for local people living with cancer. We are delighted and very grateful that Denplan is continuing to support us over the next two years.”
For more information about Denplan, visit www.denplan.co.uk or call 0800 401 402.