The Karma Patient Plan: More than just dental benefits!
Our patient plan supports local businesses, while saving you money on essential dental treatment. When you join our plan you are gifted a ‘Karma Kard’. The card entitles you to discounts and special offers with the small, independent businesses in SW6.
We decided to integrate this into our patient plan, to add value, but also to support and market the unique enterprises who help shape our community. No big chain coffee shops or restaurants, all of our partners are completely independent and unique.
Why we launched the app…
Our patient plan has evolved into a community of its own! Our members attend events together (when that’s allowed), have access to exclusive competitions, and the opportunity to meet and explore the work of creatives in our community. When we launched the Karma Kard aspect, we were told by a few of our patients they simply forgot to use it. So we began developing the app to get around the problem. And in the process, we have created a whole host of new benefits that organically came to fruition in the process!
Let’s take a look at the app!
The app has various features that we feel will make life a little more fun for our members. As we have just launched, we are sure there will be much more to come. But let’s take a look around and see what is currently available!
1 – Stay up to date with appointments
This feature enables members to keep track of the inclusive benefits they have already redeemed/have left to use. Upon entering Karma, scan the corresponding QR code via the Discount Directory (in the ‘Member’s Room’ tab). You will then receive a stamp within the app to show that you have redeemed one. A handy way of staying up to date with your allowances!
2 – Contactless Option
During Covid, it is advised to minimise contact from hand to hand. Studies have shown that Covid-19 can cling to surfaces such as plastic, cardboard & paper, metal and fabrics for up to 28 days in cold temperatures. As a dental practice, we are only too aware of this potential, and have therefore included a touch-free/contactless option for the app. Simply scan the QR code and, once the discount has been redeemed, show this to the retailer, who will allocate your discount. There is also an option for them to type in a code, so, when the Covid threat subsidies, there are more options.
3 – Never Forget a Discount
One of the initial reasons for the app, was that member’s would sometimes forget their card. Having convenient access to discounts encourages us to use them, save money and encourage loyalty to our wonderful community businesses. And who knows, you may discover a new cafe, restaurant or service you didn’t even know existed!
When you enter a zone that one of our partner businesses is situated in, you will receive a flag on your phone screen to remind you to use your card. Of course, this can easily be deactivated if you feel you do not need this feature.
4 – Everyone Can Use Our App!
Just because you aren’t a member of our patient plan, does not mean you cannot access the app. Non-member features include access to competitions, news about our community/projects/events/services and you can contact us, or get directions to the practice at the click of a button. We will also be featuring a music function in association with local musicians in our community. A great way of discovering the rich & diverse gems of talent in our community. (This feature is currently in development and will be released soon!)
5 – Regular Competitions
We will be running regular competitions – monthly for members and bi-annually for non-members. Many of the prizes will be purchased from one our partner businesses.
6 – Community Campaigns
We will be running charity projects allowing you to give back to our community to support residents in need. This may be through food donations to food banks, or treats for our NHS teams, some warm clothing/bedding for an animal shelter. Karma Dental is dedicated to supporting charity and local residents in need. To find out about the charities we support, get in touch. We would also love to know about your own charity or community projects, so we can share it with our community!
7 – Who Knows?
We look forward to developing and improving the app. In the meantime, we hope you enjoy the current features!
Downloading the App
The app is available on Android and Apple from their respective App Stores: ‘Google Play’ or the ‘App Store’. Simply download the app, and enter the details from your welcome letter if you are a member. That’s it!
Apple User – follow this link to download the app
Android User – follow this link to download the app!
As mentioned above, each month we will be holding a competition for members. We have a goodie bag to give away to one person from a popular retail store. Head to the ‘Open Me’ tab in the Member’s Room to see what is on offer!
To be in with a chance of winning, download the app and start collecting stamps. As soon as stamp has been redeemed, you will be automatically entered into the draw. Winners will be notified on Monday 30th November 2020. For terms and conditions, please read the small print underneath the competition.
We have a lot to be thankful for, even though 2020 has not gone to plan for any of us! Karma Dental, and the 16 businesses we partner with, have weathered the Covid storm. Many of us have reinvented how we work to continue serving the community to a high-standard. It has been a real challenge, but very character building!
We extend our thanks to the business owners for being part of the Karma Kommunity, and to our patients for supporting us. We hope that by creating the app, it will develop this sense of community further. Our high streets are all the more rich and unique thanks to the unique businesses who add the heart and soul to our neighbourhood. Let’s show them we appreciate them. That’s good karma!
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Join The ‘Karma Kommunity’
Our patient plan membership has evolved! Be part of our growing community for £19 per month. Read more about the plan by visiting our dedicated page here. Or visit our Member’s page if you are a member already.
Inclusive Plan Benefits
Because being a member of Karma Dental is about more than just dentistry. We wanted to creating something unique. Save money, maintain your dental health & support local businesses. All at the touch of a button!
Drop us an email to find out about joining, or to book in your next inclusive check-up or hygiene appointment.
If you are a business who would like to apply to become a Karma Kard Partner, please contact Kim: firstname.lastname@example.org
I’ve been a patient of Karnan’s for years and not only is he a great dentist but he goes way above and beyond to ensure you get the best possible treatment and outcomes no matter if it’s an emergency or just routine care. He is diligent and actually cares about you and your teeth. This level of care flows through his whole team from the hygienist to the receptionists, and the space (welcoming, clean and just has a good vibe), and Karma’s most recent gift to its patients the “Karma Kard” which gives you amazing discounts in the Parsons Green area… it’s all about care, community and high standards here. Great job team!