Referrals are Accepted from General Dental Practitioners, Community Paediatricians, General Practitioners & Local Hospital Consultants.

Parkway Referrals

Referral Contracts

UDA Contracts from April 2013 – Parkway Clinic operates under a UDA contract for the following:

  1. Extractions under Sedation for Adults from the ABMU area (simple extractions, up to 4 teeth)
  2. Extractions under Local Anaesthetic for Adults from the ABMU area

When referring patients for these services, please ensure that the referral forms are completed fully and radiographs are enclosed to support the referral.

Parkway Clinic still have Service Level Agreements to treat children under General Anaesthetic or Sedation from both the ABMU and Hywel Dda areas.

Indications for General Anaesthetic in Paediatric Dentistry

The child may need to have a General Anaesthetic to allow treatment because of the following:-

  • A low coping ability
  • Behaviour management problems
  • Dental fear and anxiety
  • White coat syndrome
  • Mental disorder/psychiatric problems

Clinically a child may need a GA for:-

  • Complex operative procedure
  • A high degree of surgical trauma anticipated
  • Severe pulpitis requiring immediate relief
  • Acute soft tissue swelling requiring removal of the infected tooth/teeth
  • Surgical drainage of an acute infected swelling
  • Single or multiple extraction in a young child unsuitable for conscious sedation
  • Symptomatic teeth in more than one quadrant
  • Moderately traumatic or complex extractions e.g. ankylosed or infra-occluded primary molars, extraction of broken-down permanent molars
  • Teeth requiring surgical removal or exposure
  • Biopsy of a hard or soft tissue lesion
  • Debridement and suturing of orofacial wounds
  • Established allergy to local anaesthesia
  • Post-operative haemorrhage requiring packing and suturing
  • Examination under GA, including radiographs, for a special needs child where clinical evidence exists that there is a dental problem which warrants treatment under GA (with prior agreement from the LHB)

(Guidelines for the use of General Anaesthesia (GA) in Paediatric Dentistry. UK National Guidelines in Paediatric Dentistry 2008)

When to Refer

There will be cases where the need to refer is manifest, but where cases are not so clear, we can advise if you have any doubt whether a referral should be made. The rate of malpractice claims in dentistry and other medical sectors is on the increase and misdiagnosis or failure to refer are among the main reasons such claims are made.

We are particularly keen to encourage referral of suspicious lesions or growths and have the expertise to handle diagnosis and treatment of these areas. In all instances, we are happy to discuss the necessity for referral of individual cases.

Referral FAQ's

Can I refer any of my patients for specialist treatments?

Yes, some may be referred under the Local Health Board contract and will be seen on the contract list. You may also refer your patient to see one of our Specialists privately on our private referral form.

How long will my patient need to wait to be seen on the Local Health Board contract?

The waiting list will vary depending on the contract size governed by the Local Health Board. We will endeavour to keep you and your patient informed of our waiting lists upon request.

Can I refer a patient for suspicious lesions?

Yes – This can be done using the relevant Local Health Board referral form, or privately using the parkway clinic private referral form.

Who will provide the after-care for my patient?

We will provide the relevant review and after-care appointments for any treatment carried out at Parkway Clinic.

Can I refer a patient for implant placements and carry out the restorative procedure myself?

Yes – We will only carry out the treatment requested by you, the referring Dentist, and as agreed with your patient. We can provide a complete implant service including placement and restorative procedure for your patient. We can also provide treatment with sedation or under general anaesthetic if appropriate.

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