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Craig77x
Craig77x Scope Member Posts: 96 Courageous
Good afternoon all.  Hope you have a great week a head ☀️😎😊

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  • woodbine
    woodbine Community member Posts: 11,285 Disability Gamechanger
    @Craig77x its a busy weeks, x-ray today, counsellor on Thursday and flu jab Saturday, on top of all that decorator starts on the lounge mid week. Hows your week looking?
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  • Craig77x
    Craig77x Scope Member Posts: 96 Courageous
    You have got a very busy week ahead.  Hope it all goes well for you.  I'm at my mums in Norfolk until next Monday . I'm meeting up with a very good friend of mine for lunch on Friday afternoon 
  • 66Mustang
    66Mustang Community member Posts: 13,030 Disability Gamechanger
    Good afternoon @Craig77x sounds like you and also @woodbine have a lot planned.

    I am off to pick up my watch tomorrow, which was being repaired and is now ready for collection. Also have dentist on Wednesday. Apart from that not a lot!!
  • Craig77x
    Craig77x Scope Member Posts: 96 Courageous
    Thank you . It does yes.  Hope all goes for you at the dentist and you enjoy picking up your watch 
  • 66Mustang
    66Mustang Community member Posts: 13,030 Disability Gamechanger
    Thanks, just a check up at the dentist thankfully
  • Craig77x
    Craig77x Scope Member Posts: 96 Courageous
    OK your welcome and that's good 
  • Jimm_Scope
    Jimm_Scope Posts: 2,285 Scope online community team
    Seems everyone is going to the dentist right now, I just went last week and I'm sure I've seen at least 3-4 other people here mention going to the dentist!

    I know it's something you should really do about twice a year but I only go the once a year (dentist said I didn't have to do more than once a year).
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  • 66Mustang
    66Mustang Community member Posts: 13,030 Disability Gamechanger
    @Jimm_Scope

    Do you happen to pay into Denplan - or any other monthly payment plan?

    I believe, but not 100% sure, that these schemes allow you 2 checkups a year but some dentists will say you only need 1 because they still get paid for both.

    Happened with me and I had to push for the 2nd appointment as I am OCD with my teeth and go every 6 months.

    Hope that makes sense?
  • Jimm_Scope
    Jimm_Scope Posts: 2,285 Scope online community team
    edited September 2023
    I am lucky to get private insurance through my partner's career (It costs about £50 a month to add me to it), they provide up to £130 a year for checkups plus a lot more. In fact since I need fillings and a touch more done so the dental work alone will make the insurance worth it, never mind the other things I've used it for.

    The dentist doesn't get paid I get reimbursed so when they said once a year they weren't making any money off it! They're very, very nice at my dentistry.
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  • 66Mustang
    66Mustang Community member Posts: 13,030 Disability Gamechanger
    edited September 2023
    Is that just private dental insurance or full private health insurance?

    If full health insurance that is fantastic value but £50 is a lot just for dental insurance, unless you have bad teeth.

    Denplan rank your dental health out of 5 I believe. I am in band 2, would be 1 if not for my broken front teeth. Rank 1 costs ~£15 a month, 5 costs ~£75, everyone else is in the middle...mine is about £20.

    Edit to add my Denplan covers 2 checkups a year & any work you need doing except for lab fees & purely cosmetic work.
  • Jimm_Scope
    Jimm_Scope Posts: 2,285 Scope online community team
    It's full private health insurance (doesn't cover pre-existing of course, nor did it cover my ADHD diagnosis  :'()

    I am off for the day, as always a lovely day chatting with everyone :)
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  • 66Mustang
    66Mustang Community member Posts: 13,030 Disability Gamechanger
    Have a nice evening Jimm
  • Barbss
    Barbss Community member Posts: 7 Listener
    I envy my son every checkup teeth are fine, he's nearly 26 and only ever had 2 fillings one was a baby tooth. 

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