Dental Insurance Network

We have a nationwide network of Bupa owned or Bupa recognised dental centres. By signing up to the Bupa Dental Insurance Network you’ll join a group of dental practices which offers Bupa dental insurance customers quality care and discounts on treatment.

Find out more about the benefits it could bring to your practice and the recognition criteria below.

Network entry criteria

We recognise the practice as a whole, rather than the individual dentists and hygienists (if applicable).

To make sure that our customers receive treatment in line with standards set by the General Dental Council (GDC) and other relevant regulatory bodies, all practices need to:

  • be registered with the General Dental Council
  • evidence that they have adequate and appropriate indemnity insurance to cover any treatments that the relevant clinician provides
  • have access to training and evidence of up-to-date Continual Professional Development in line with the GDC’s standards for Continuing Professional Development
  • follow the GDC published ‘Standards for the Dental Team’
  • follow the policy of preventative dentistry and work according to published guidance from the GDC
  • confirm that clinicians planning to treat Bupa customers have completed within the last three years an:
    • enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) certificate (UK, Wales and Channel Islands) and the appropriate child or adult barring list check relevant to the patients to be treated; or
    • an AccessNI enhanced certificate or an AccessNI basic if self employed (Northern Ireland), or a Disclosure Scotland enhanced disclosure.
  • provide patients with a written treatment plan with a breakdown of costs before treatment commences; and
  • have a documented process for the investigation of adverse incidents and/or complaints of a serious clinical nature.

Before you apply

You can apply for Bupa recognition online in four simple steps which should take 30 minutes, depending on the complexity of your practice.

Familiarise yourself with the benefits and requirements of the Dental Insurance Network.
Take a look at our Questions and Answers for Dentists page, it will help answer any questions you have about the network.

Please review the terms and conditions.

We’ll take it that you agree to the terms and conditions for joining the Bupa Dental Insurance Network (PDF, 0.2MB), if you apply for Bupa recognition.

Gather the information you need.

You’ll find it easier to complete your application if you have the following information to hand:

  • the name and address of your practice(s)
  • details of all your clinicians wishing to treat Bupa customers

Confidentiality Guidelines

We’ll only use the information you submit to us as part of this process for the purposes of this application, and in our ongoing relationship in the event that your practice becomes Bupa recognised.

We’ve indicated in the application form which information may be shared with Bupa customers on a Bupa website and through other media. You have the opportunity to give your permission for this as you complete the application form.

Apply online

We’ll send you an on screen message to confirm we’ve received your completed application. Once we’ve received your application and supporting documents, we’ll process them. We aim get back to you within 2 working days, but in busy periods it may take longer.

Your recognition begins on the day you’re added to Bupa’s list of network practices. We’ll send you an email to let whether your application has been accepted.

Apply online

Ways to get in touch…

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Bupa dental insurance is provided by Bupa Insurance Limited. Registered in England and Wales No. 3956433. Bupa Insurance limited is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority. Arranged and administered by Bupa Insurance Services Limited, which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Registered in England and Wales No. 3829851. Registered office: 1 Angel Court, London, EC2R 7HJ.