Dental Implant Referrals
OUR PROMISES TO YOU
We all want to do the best for our patients so it is only natural to have concerns when referring patients’ outside of your practice. We make five promises to you to put your mind at ease:
We promise to:
- Contact your patient as quickly and as efficiently possible.
- Treat your patient with the utmost care and to the highest clinical standard.
- Make your life easier by keeping you updated of your patient’s progress. You will not need to chase us.
- Never to ‘steal’ your patient or carry out any work other than what you have referred your patient for.
- Always refer your patient back to you.
We understand that referring your patients to another practice requires trust. We work hard to build effective, mutually beneficial relationships with all the clinicians who refer to us, adding real value for all involved.
Refer for implant placement only
We can work on a placement-only basis with practitioners, this option includes assistance with treatment planning and we will work closely with the referring practitioner to ensure the patients’ expectations are met. If the referring practitioner will be providing the restorative part of implant therapy, the patient will be returned to the care of the referring practitioner after successful implant integration.
Referral for placement and restoration
We are happy to work with you and your patients, undertaking every element of implant placement and restoration, returning your patient once the agreed treatment is completed.
The Referral Process
After completion any other dental work is referred back to their referring dentist who takes over the monitoring of the implant and its maintenance. Practitioners are welcome to accompany their patients for the consultation and/or treatment stages.
How do I refer a patient for dental implants?
Step 1: Once we have received your patient’s details they are contacted to arrange a consultation appointment.
Step 2: During their first visit we examine the patient thoroughly and discuss their hopes and expectations of what can be achieved with implant dentistry. Photographs, study models and any necessary radiographs are taken and CT scans can be arranged at this visit.
Step 3: A report is then sent to both the patient and the referring practitioner.
Step 4: The patient is then seen for the implant placement.
Step 5: The implant is left to integrate for a period before the restoration phase.
Step 6: Implant is restored