Referrals

Trevor Burke, Ruth Freeman

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    Abstract

    It is beholden to the general dental practitioner to refer patients for whom (s)he feels that treatment could be carried out to a higher standard, or more efficiently and effectively, by another dentist. In addition, patients are entitled to a referral for a second opinion at any time. This paper discusses the responsibilities of the referring dentist and those of the dentist to whom the patient has been referred. CLINICAL RELEVANCE: The experience of clinicians varies, so referral to another dentist may be appropriate if the patient's dental practitioner considers that treatment might be more effectively carried out by another dentist.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)338-9
    Number of pages2
    JournalDental Update
    Volume34
    Issue number6
    Publication statusPublished - 2007

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