Levels of Service for Referring Dentists

The different levels of service offered to referring dentists

Our Commitment to You

We appreciate the goodwill that is engendered in colleagues referring patients to us, and are keen to foster good, close working relationships with our referring dentists.

We undertake to only complete work that is referred to us, the patient is returned to you for all other aspects of their dental care. We will make this point very clear to patients at the initial consultation. We will also keep you informed of their progress and copy all correspondence to you.

Levels of Referral

We can provide all levels of service and are happy to undertake such aspects of implant dentistry that you do not wish to perform yourself.

Some referring dental colleagues ask us to undertake the whole treatment from assessment to restoration. Others prefer to restore the implants themselves, and providing the principles of occlusion are adhered to, we are happy with this arrangement.

A few colleagues, who place implants themselves, prefer not to undertake bone-grafting and/or sinus lifts. Again we are happy to work with them in this way.

We appreciate that many practitioners are starting out in implant dentistry and through Ankylos, we are able to provide a mentoring service to colleagues wishing to place implants for the first time.

Level 1 – Assessment only

Usually 30 -40 minutes where the various treatment options will be explored.

Level 2 – Implant placement only

Restoration carried out by referring dentist

Level 3 – Bone grafting and sinus lifts

Implant placement and restoration carried out by referring dentist.

Level 4 – Full case referral

Patient referred for all assessment, planning, surgical and restorative work.