Information for Referring Practitioners

These pages are for the benefit of our primary care colleagues both dental and medical.

Referral guidelines & referral profoma

  • ** NEW ** 2017 Updated Letter to General Dental Practitioners

 

 

 

Procedure-specific referral forms - PDF versions for printing and completing by hand.

Procedure-specific referral forms - WORD versions for typing and printing

Surgical Endodontics (Apicectomy)

Click here for our Surgical Endodontic information

Transfer of Radiographs

We can provide a more efficient service if all relevant radiographs are sent with the letter of referral. We realise systems differ and that not all practices have access to OPT machines.

Please click here to see how to transfer images to our department

One-stop dento-alveolar & intra-oral soft tissue treatment

We would like, where possible, to carry out this treatment in one sitting (i.e combine the out-patient appointment and the surgical treatment). We are actively identifying patients who may be suitable and arranging for one-stop treatment when they so wish.

For this to work we have to have a good quality, contemporaneous radiograph and a full medical history at the time of referral. Please help us to provide this efficient service (that patients seem to like) by including this information whenever possible.

Oral Health Managament of Patients at Risk of Medication-related Osteonecrosis of the Jaw

Click here for references and guidelines for the dental and oral surgical care of patients who are on these medicines

Management of Temporo-mandibular Disorders (TMDs) by Primary Care Dental & Medical Practitioners

Click here for guidance from the UK Specialist Interest Group in Oro-facial Pain & TMDs

Management of Dental Patients taking Anticoagulants or Antiplatelet Drugs

Click here for guidance regarding the managment of patients who are prescribed the above medicines

Page updated 07/10/17