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Dental services referrals

Providing specialist dental care and training

For details about our dental referral processes please choose one of the information options below:

  • Undergraduate self referrals

    Unfortunately, our undergraduate service is not running due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, we will not be accepting new patient self-referrals until further notice. Please accept our apologies. Once the service resumes, our website will be updated the relevant information. Thank you for your understanding during these difficult times.

  • Dentist / GP / consultant referrals

    We no longer accept referrals by post.

    If you would like to refer a patient, please fill out our SmartSurvey referral form. The information on the form, including any attachments, will be sent to our NHS.net inbox. Our preference is that all standard referrals (excluding pan-London endodontic referrals) are completed this way.

    If you are unable to use the online form, we will accept referrals sent to our NHS.net email address. Please download the dental referral form (Word 32Kb) and email it to gst-tr.DentalReferrals@nhs.net

    All referrals must be sent from an nhs.net email account.

    If you are a GDP inside London and are referring your patient for endodontics, please use the pan-London endodontic referral form (Word 538Kb).

    If you are referring a patient for a suspected cancer, complete the suspected cancer urgent referral form (Word 78Kb) and email it to our two-week wait team at Gst-tr.2wwgstt@nhs.net.

    When referring a patient, include any relevant X-rays taken within the last 12 months (with the date taken visible). Our X-ray departments are very busy and a patient’s visit can often be quicker if they do not need to be X-rayed.

    Tel: 020 7188 8006

  • Jaw necrosis clinic

    The department of oral surgery draws from multiple disciplines for the management of patients with established jaw necrosis as well as those at risk of developing jaw necrosis when dental extractions are required.

    The team is made up from a range of different healthcare professionals including dental (oral surgery, sedation and special care, restorative), surgery (oral and maxillofacial, ear nose throat, plastics), oncology (head and neck, breast, prostate, multiple myeloma), and auxiliaries (dietetics, speech and language, physiotherapy).

    Those patients that fit these criteria can be referred to the clinic via this referral form (Word 32Kb). Please indicate in the ‘Reason for referral’ section that you would like your patient to be seen in the jaw necrosis clinic.

    Referrers should be aware that this clinic cannot provide routine dental care or treatment and referral requesting will not be accepted.

  • Dental and maxillofacial radiology

    The department of dental maxillofacial imaging at Guy's and St Thomas' is withdrawing its service of radiological reporting of plain films to general dental practices.

    If it is difficult to make a diagnosis from the images, please refer the patient to an appropriate consultant specialist, such as an oral surgeon or children's consultant. If the concern relates to a possible malignant lesion, the referral should be made through the two-week waiting pathway.