With the difficulty of finding NHS dentists, and the high costs of private dental care, many people put off regular dental treatment and only visit when they have no other choice – losing the opportunity for early intervention.
Offering employees a dental plan can be a very popular healthcare benefit, and offers benefits to both you and your employees:
- Helps your employees get access to regular oral health check-ups which can pick up signs of other more
serious conditions including stroke, diabetes and heart conditions
- Can increase productivity and performance in the workplace and help to reduce absence related costs too. According to the British Society of Dental Hygiene and Therapy, time off work due to oral health problems costs businesses around £36.6 million per year, with one in five employees saying they would call in sick due to toothache*