Special Care Referrals Suffolk

Referrals will only be accepted for patients with the following concerns, that can’t be treated by you, their GDP:

  • Medical complexity
  • Learning disability
  • Limitations of personal mobility
  • Other physical disability
  • Bariatric
  • Looked after children
  • Unmanageable dental anxiety and behaviour management

Referrals can be made for patients aged 16 and over for IV sedation for patients too anxious to be treated at a GDP. You must have completed a full examination prior to referral. Please make clear on your referral what treatment you will be providing. If our examination reveals significant dental pathology that you have not diagnosed, then the patient will be returned to you for treatment planning. Please note that preventative care remains the responsibility of you, their GDP.

Please be aware that there are some patients not suitable for treatment under IV sedation within our service. They are:

  • Patients with benzodiazepine hypersensitivity
  • Patients with a body mass index (BMI) over 35
  • Patients BP at assessment must be below 180 systolic and 110 diastolic

Treatments offered under IV sedation:

  • Routine restorations
  • Exodontia

Please note: Dentures, molar/premolar endodontics, crowns, bridges, routine periodontal care, and other advanced restorative treatment will not be provided.

If you have any queries about the new referral portal, please contact our team on 0300 555 6667.

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