By referring your patients, you can extend the scope of services offered by your practice. Stephen Godfrey Dental Care can offer your patients skilled diagnosis, timely and appropriate treatment, and the very latest technology for complex cases.
As a specialist referral practice, we are happy to receive patient referrals for cases where specialised treatment is appropriate. The referral process is simple and straightforward as outlined below but if you have any questions at all, please contact us for more information. You can also find out more on our Frequently Asked Questions page.
Please include your patient’s relevant clinical history regarding pain, trauma, and previous treatment or other information.X-rays
Viewing your films can assist us in assessing the complexity of your patient’s case and estimating the number of appointments needed. All films will be returned to you.
Assess and consult
The information you provide will help us to assess your patient’s case and decide on their best treatment options. We will then consult with your patient to explain what happens next and provide a detailed written quotation, which highlights any alternative treatment options and explains the costs of the procedure.
Once we have made contact with your patient, we will send them a welcome letter confirming the date, time and location of their appointment.
We will keep you and your patient fully informed from initial enquiry until completion of their treatment, and will send duplicates of all correspondence to your practice.
We will ensure that your patient is happy with every aspect of their treatment and care, and that they return to your practice for their future dental care.
Your patient will be asked to attend a post-treatment follow-up appointment or annual checks, as appropriate, particularly in the case of more complex procedures. This allows us to monitor post-treatment healing.
The success of our business relies on building long-term relationships. We continually invest in technology and skills to provide a highly professional service to both dentists and patients.
We promise that only treatments specified in the referral process will be undertaken, the aim being to act as a natural extension of your own practice. Our high standards of service and clinical expertise, and the environment in which we work, all reflect the best of modern dentistry.
We understand that as a busy general dental practitioner you can find it difficult to accommodate emergency cases in your working day, which is why we can offer a prompt service for emergency cases, such as severe pain, swelling or trauma. To take advantage of this service, please call us on 01246 417893. Where possible we will see your patient on the same day or the following day for emergency care.