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Dental referrals for professionals

Referring practitioners can use the links below to download documents and view service specifications and information on how to refer patients. 

The minimum dataset outlines information your referral should include: Click to download minimum data set 

The following services are accessed via appointment only following referral from a medical doctor or dental practitioner.

For any urgent referrals these will need to be referred via Rego and will be clinically triaged once received

Oral Medicine

Oral Medicine is a specialty of dentistry concerned with the oral health care of patients with chronic, recurrent and medically related disorders of the oral and maxillofacial region, and with their diagnosis and principally non-surgical management.

For suspected oral cancer referrals, please use the Oral Medicine rapid access clinic proforma above.

Oral Surgery

The Oral Surgery Department provides a consultant-led specialist diagnostic, advisory and secondary care treatment service for referred patients with particular reference to all aspects of outpatient Oral Surgery, temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders and facial pain.

Please send all Oral Surgery referrals from NHS Dental Practices through the electronic referral management system by clicking here.

Referrals from the Community Dental Service, Private Dental Practices, NHS Dental Practices outside the area and other hospitals can continue to use the downloadable Oral Surgery referral form. Please highlight in the free text if the referral is from the Community Dental Service or Private Dental Practice.

Click here to download Oral Surgery referral form and guidance for referring practitioners. 

For suspected oral cancer referrals, please use the Oral Medicine rapid access clinic proforma above.

Orthodontic Dentistry

Orthodontics is concerned with major variants in tooth alignment, tooth positioning and facial skeletal and soft-tissue relationships that have adverse effects on dental health and on dental and facial appearance.

-Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Trust Orthodontic Referral Form

-Information and Guidance for Referring Practitioners

Paediatric Dentistry

Paediatric Dentistry covers all aspects of oral health care for children, who are unique in their stages of development, oral disease, behavioural and oral health needs. 

Paediatric Dentistry Referral Form

Paediatric Dentistry Undergraduate Referral Form

Paediatric Dentistry Undergraduate Referral Criteria

Unscheduled care service

The unscheduled care service provides a limited dental casualty service for the treatment of certain conditions.  Dental undergraduate students may be allocated to these clinics as part of their dental education. This service can only be accessed via NHS 111.

Restorative Dentistry

Restorative Dentistry  ( Including referrals to Periodontolgy , Prosthodontics and Endodontics ): 

Restorative dentistry is concerned with the diagnosis and integrated effective management of patients with diseases of the oral cavity, the teeth and supporting structures. 

Click here: to download Restorative Dentistry referral proforma

Click here:  To download Restorative Dentistry updated referral guidance

Click here:  To download guidance on Endodontic referrals for Undergraduate Treatment

Special Care Dentistry

Click here to download the referral form for Special Care Dentistry

Click this link to download the referral information and guidance for Special Care Dentistry