May 11, 2022
PreViser at the Dentistry Show 13/14 May 2022

We will be at the Dentistry Show this Friday / Saturday and we would love to see you there!

DEPPA Oral Health report


Come and talk to us on Stand E95 by the Business Forum about what PreViser / DEPPA (the Denplan PreViser Patient Assessment) can do for your patients and your practice.

The future is risk-driven prevention and it’s digital. Keep ahead of the curve!

#prevention #patientmotivation #oralhealthriskassessment #BDCDS22

July 17, 2020
Saving you time with DEPPA

Helping you with your DEPPA post lockdown workflow. 

Now, more than ever, is the time to reinforce the personalised prevention message with your patients, letting them know what lifestyle factors they can control to reduce their risk of oral disease. Good oral hygiene is essential to overall health and wellbeing and supports the immune system.

The new evidence based international perio treatment guidelines emphasise the importance of stage 1 periodontal care which is changing patient behaviour, the Oral Health Foundation’s survey revealed that 38% of adults increased their snacking habits during lockdown with its associated caries and tooth wear risk, and whilst patients have limited ability to see you in person, it is really important to raise awareness of the signs and symptoms of mouth cancer.

We have made some adjustments to DEPPA to help you in this challenging period: (more…)

June 2, 2020
New feature simplifies post-lockdown PreViser Assessments

On return to practice after lockdown, you will need to minimise patient time in the waiting room.  We have facilitated this by creating a patient home assessment link to a survey which you can email to your patient to complete before their visit.  The questions focus on their lifestyle risk factors.  You can view their answers from your Unfinished Assessment page and use them as a basis of your discussion on their OH issues when making your triaging call.  Then complete the clinical elements of their comprehensive oral health assessment when they are in the surgery and email their report to them.  Why not also use the report as a basis for a review of their oral health care plan when you follow up after their visit?

Read how it works here:

PreViser patient home assessment link

March 24, 2020
New PreViser Comprehensive Report Released

We have reformatted the PreViser Comprehensive report to make it easier for you to communicate to your patients and easier for your patients to understand.  Please let us know what you think!

March 9, 2020
150,000 DEPPA Assessments

150,000 DEPPA assessments have now been completed by 830+ dentists.  If you have Denplan patients and want to find out why your peers are using DEPPA, request your free trial today 

February 6, 2020
2019/20 OHI (PreViser) Awards

ODRT logoA new round of OHI (PreViser) Awards has just been released through the ODRT. 4 small grants of up to £5k are available to support research programmes into the prevention of oral diseases with a specific emphasis on chronic diseases of ageing and patient-orientated research.

Applications submitted by 20 March 2020 are welcome from UK dental professionals and scientists.

Is it time that you acted on your great idea to benefit patient care?

See here for further details

October 24, 2019
Time saving feature added to PreViser

We are delighted to announce a new enhancement to PreViser, designed to save you time in completing recall assessments.  
You will notice that for patients you have previously assessed with PreViser, next to each assessment type (perio, caries, oral cancer or comprehensive)  there is now a new purple arrow.  Clicking this will give you the option to upload the inputs from the latest assessment(s) that you have completed.  You then just need to review these values, change where necessary and submit.   The new recall function is optional – if you don’t want to use it, simply click on the assessment type highlighted in green.

We hope you find this useful. As ever, please contact us with any comments or suggestions.


July 25, 2019
New 2017 Perio Classification Integrated into PreViser / DEPPA

We are delighted to announce a new enhancement to PreViser and DEPPA. As you may know, the 2017 World Workshop Classification system for periodontal and peri-implant diseases and conditions was developed in order to accommodate advances in knowledge derived from both biological and clinical research that have emerged since the 1999 International Classification of Periodontal Diseases. The British Society of Periodontology provided guidance on how this should be implemented in practice through publications in the BDJ, a flowchart and a series of webinars which are freely available from the link here.

We have now incorporated the calculation of the staging and grading into PreViser and DEPPA. The staging and grading is an optional set of four additional questions which do not affect the underlying PreViser scoring but generate the classification text on the last page of the report.

We welcome your feedback.

April 25, 2019
The effect of risk communication on periodontal treatment outcomes; a randomized controlled trial

RCT undertaken in a preventive-focused general dental practice showing how PreViser risk assessment communication improves clinical outcomes. Read the paper here

January 9, 2019
New research funding available

Do you have a great idea for research into prevention of oral diseases that requires funding? PreViser has just announced new grants available via the Oral and Dental Research Trust. Dental practice based researchers are very welcome to apply. Read more here

December 4, 2018
New PreViser research articles published

Two further papers have been published:

If you would like a PDF of the full version of these, please email us at

October 17, 2018
New research / review articles on PreViser and DEPPA

Take a look at two new papers which have been published this month:

Two further papers have been accepted for publication – watch this space.

June 22, 2018
DEPPA: A practice view

Up to now, DEPPA users each had their own account.  We have just released an update that enables you to have a practice view – transfer patients across from one dentist to another, view patient risk and disease scores by dentist, and allow hygienists and other members of the team to access the DEPPA reports of all patients.  Find out more here

May 22, 2018
New PreViser updates released

New updates to enhance PreViser’s behavioural change impact have just been released.  Read more here

May 17, 2018
Branding DEPPA to your practice

Click on the link below to find out about new features in DEPPA that enable you to brand patient questionnaires and information sheets to your practice.

Branding image

April 28, 2018
Dentistry Show 2018


Are you coming to the Dentistry Show?

If so, please visit us at stand G70.  If you are an existing user, come and find out about our latest updates and let us know how you and your patients are getting on with PreViser / DEPPA.  If you are not yet using our risk assessment software, come and find out how it raises patient motivation to work with you to protect their health and how it improves clinical outcomes.  If you are with Simplyhealth and have not yet activated your free Young DEPPA account for 0-16 year olds, we can help you get started.  We look forward to seeing you.

April 11, 2018
Smoking Cessation Advice

Dentists report that highlighting the risk to their oral health with PreViser/DEPPA risk reports increases their patients’ smoking quit rates.  We have just added new resources to help you communicate the latest information on smoking cessation.  See the DEPPA newsletter here

February 28, 2018
All practices offering Denplan can now use Young DEPPA free of charge

Simplyhealth are now offering free access to Young DEPPA for all of our member practices. We want to make this tool available to as many young patients as possible in the UK to encourage good preventive care from an early age

July 26, 2017
Hygienist-led DEPPA

Hygienist-led DEPPA
Are your hygienists getting involved with DEPPA? Read our July newsletter on how hygienists and nurses at Confident Dental are leading the way

June 20, 2017
DEPPA integration with R4+

DEPPA webinar


Did you miss the webinar where Mark (dentist) and Karen (dental nurse) explained how to use DEPPA and the R4+ integration efficiently? Watch it here in your own time

June 5, 2017
DEPPA Newsletter on Webinar and Latest Published Research

Read the latest DEPPA newsletter which gives details of a webinar on DEPPA on Friday 9th June 1-2pm and the latest research published in the BDJ.

May 11, 2017
Young DEPPA Released

Young DEPPA has been released today!

Find out more in the latest DEPPA newsletter here.   And if you are at the Dentistry Show this week, please pop over to see it in action at Stand K18

May 9, 2017
PreViser Video

We’ve created our own ‘explainer’,  a video that helps highlight the key features and benefits of PreViser and how to take advantage of this great interactive tool. You can use this video to show to your practice partners or colleagues as a quick and easy guide to why your practice should adopt PreViser. See here

April 28, 2017
PreViser at the Dentistry Show 2017

We will be taking stand K18 at the Dentistry Show in Birmingham on 12th – 13th May.  Come and talk to us about PreViser and DEPPA and the latest research which demonstrates how it motivates your patients to improve their oral health.  We will also be launching our new Young DEPPA at the show, the first online oral health assessment tool tailored for patients under the age of 17.  We look forward to seeing you there.

April 5, 2017
Goal-setting, planning and self-monitoring

Setting your patients a target

Set your patients a target with DEPPA to improve their oral health. Read more here

March 29, 2017
Obituary – Crispian Scully

It was with great sadness that we write of the death of Crispian Scully.  He was such a gentleman; a huge supporter of our work, and so generous with his time and knowledge.

Read more

March 23, 2017
PreViser / DEPPA research presented at IADR 2017

The annual International Association of Dental Research conference is taking place this week in San Francisco.
Two papers are being presented on PreViser / DEPPA.

The first shows how plaque scores, bleeding and self reported interdental cleaning improved significantly vs a control group as a result of communicating risk and disease with PreViser.

The second shows how current periodontitis, particularly current severe periodontitis is associated with patient reported pain, dietary restriction and poor dental appearance. Not such a silent disease after all…

March 21, 2017
See you at BSP Performance 22-23rd June 2017

Find out more on why you need to be at the BSP conference this year (apart from coming to see us !) here

February 13, 2017
Carestream R4+ integration with DEPPA is now available

CS R4+ now completely integrates with DEPPA.  Without requiring a separate login, you can view previous assessments from the clinical screen CS R4+ and either the appropriate records are updated or new patients files are automatically created. Patients can complete DEPPA questions on an easy to use tablet in the waiting room and receive a print out or an email copy of their examination (which is automatically recorded in a patient’s communication tab).  For further information, please call Carestream Dental on 0800 169 9692.

Watch the video here.

October 5, 2016
Carestream integration and Young DEPPA

Read the latest DEPPA newsletter on Carestream’s integration with DEPPA and our new Young DEPPA assessment for children aged up to 16.