DENTIST REFERRALS

If you are a dentist or dental care professional we welcome your referrals. Combined cases which need orthodontics as well as restorative, implant or periodontal input are also welcome. To refer a patient you can send an email using this link, send a letter or use one of our referral pads. Please include an email address for the patient where possible as the initial assessment is now done virtually using a video link. Please send any relevant information including recent radiographs. If you'd like to discuss a case this can be done by email, phone or video link.

Dental Education

Megan Hatfield has given talks or lectures to study groups, conference and student days, including annual talks on lingual orthodontics to specialty trainees and trainee orthodontic therapists. If you'd like a speaker for your study group or meeting on an orthodontic topic please get in touch. This could be a lunch and learn for team members, current orthodontic topics to update dentists, or clinical topics for specialists. She can suggest suitable topics or adapt to requirements if possible.

Referrers Charter

We promise to; 
 

  • Send an acknowledgement on receipt of a referral.

  • Send a letter or email following full consultation, for extraction requests, at completion of treatment, and discharge, as a minimum.

  • Send additional letters if needed, at important stages in the treatment or if your intervention is required.

  • Send extraction requests by hard copy in the post and personally signed by Megan Hatfield. Please feel free to query any extraction request you are unsure about.

  • Send all letters within 10 working days.

  • Supply copies of radiographs where relevant or on request.

  • Encourage your patients to continue seeing you for routine dental care.

  • Restrict referred patients (and their parents if under 16) from joining the general dental practice at the same address for a period of five years from referral.

  • Refer your patient back to you for restorations and cosmetic work (including whitening).

Please help us by; 
 

  • Including full patient details with your referral, including address, phone number, date of birth, email address and medical history.

  • Encouraging your patients to maintain excellent dental health before, during and after treatment.

  • Continuing to provide routine dental care for your patient.

  • Carrying out restorations or extractions as requested.

  • Letting us know if you are unable to provide any requested work for any reason.

  • Informing us of any queries or concerns that arise.