Our practice has been established for over 25 years and receives more than 1,500 referrals a year from over 100 dentists.
We offer NHS treatment, in routine cases, up to 18 years of age. To be eligible for NHS treatment, patients must score 3.6 or above on the Index Of Treatment Need (IOTN).
However, to now meet NHS ‘Quality and Value’ audit requirements we require the following criteria to be met prior to referrals being accepted:
- GDPs must satisfy themselves that any patient referred is in adult dentition, with no remaining deciduous teeth (minimum referral age is 11 years of age)
- Patients must score at IOTN 3.6 or above
- Patients must have good oral health and hygiene
When to refer
We have previously accepted referrals of all ages however, with immediate effect, we are unable to accept referrals for children under the age of 11 years (the age at which they are normally shedding the last deciduous teeth and are therefore approximately ready to commence NHS treatment).
All child patients should be assessed orthodontically, by their own family dentist and meet the above criteria prior to being referred. Referrals will be returned to their referring dental practice if the criteria are not met.
How to refer
NHS patients are required to be referred by their family Dentist.
Private patients are able to contact us directly to arrange a private consultation.
For your convenience you are able to refer patients on-line or download our referral forms and return to us via fax, post or email.
You are also able to refer patients to us for the following X-Rays:
Download our x-ray referral form
NHS Patient Waiting List
Once you have referred a patient to us for an orthodontic assessment, they will be placed on our New Patient Waiting List, subject to the assessment outcome, if the patient is eligible for NHS treatment they will then move to our Treatment Waiting List.
We receive over 1,500 referrals a year; therefore, we have two types of waiting lists:
- New Patients Waiting List
- Treatment Waiting List
We shall contact your patient with a proposed appointment by email/post.
Practice Policy on Transfer Cases
Chapel Road Orthodontics does not accept local transfer cases for orthodontic treatment.
What type of cases do we treat?