Information For Dentists

We are able to offer a referral service to you for specialist treatment in Endodontics, Oral Surgery, Prosthodontics and all aspects of restorative dentistry. A short list of appropriate referral cases is listed below. Referrals can be made by post with a short letter to the appropriate specialist. If you would like a referral pack with pre printed forms please telephone on 01227 761158.

To give your patients an idea of fees for any future referrals, we currently charge £90.00 for the initial consultation for most referrals. If study casts are required for initial treatment planning there is an additional charge of £52.00. An initial consultation fee with the endodontist is £75.00. All of the treatment would be carried out on a private basis. The initial fee includes a report to the patient outlining the treatment options and anticipated charges and where appropriate, a report to the referring dentist.

For your general information, with all referred patients we will arrange to only carry out requested treatment and then refer the patient back to you for future care. We undertake not to accept referred patients onto the practice lists unless the referring practitioner requests us to. The only exception to this is for implant cases where we would arrange to see the patients to monitor their implant restorations at appropriate intervals in the future. We would not usually carry out general dental treatment for these patients unless it was appropriate. At the completion we will write to you with a report of the treatment carried out and where appropriate will include relevant copies of radiographs for your records.

Examples of cases that are suitable for referral treatment

Specialist in Prosthodontics

- Replacement of missing teeth with implants, bridges or dentures
- Milled crowns and precision attachment stabilised dentures.
- Dentures with altered cast impressions and neutral zone techniques.
- Management of wear including restoration following erosion and attrition.
- Minimal or extensive composite bonding for restoring wear and improving cosmetics.
- Full mouth rehabilitation with alteration of OVD.
- "Dahl" type tooth movement.
- Management of failing dental treatment.

Special interest in Complex Restorative dentistry, Dental Implants and Intra Venous Sedation
Surinder Bhatti BDS (Hons) 1999, MFDS RCS, MFGDP, MGDS RCS, Dip DHLSM RCS

- Replacement of missing teeth with implants, bridges or dentures.
- Treating nervous/phobic patients with intra venous sedation.
- Management of the extensively restored or failing dentition.
- Composite bonding to restore tooth wear or improve cosmetics.
- Invisalign orthodontics to straighten crooked teeth.

Specialist in Oral Surgery
Aisha Alshawaf BDS 1986, FDSRCS, MFGDP, Dip Imp Dent RCS

- Extractions routine and surgical
- Wisdom tooth removal
- Implant placement
- Biopsy

Specialist in Endodontics
Steve Williams BDS (1998), MFDS RCPS, M Clin Dent, MRDRCS
- Root canal treatment
- Re-root-treatment
- Apicectomy and root end filling
- Post preparation
- Post placement
- Post removal
- Root amputation and hemisection

Specialist dental services at St Dunstan's Dental Practicelooking after your patient