Dental referral guidance and forms

A range of downloadable referral forms and related guidance documents are available below for practices, covering areas of dental specialty and location specific requirements.

Only use secure NHSmail

All referrals and any communication containing patient identifiable information must be made using a secure NHSmail account only. All dental practices must have at least one NHSmail address – if you need to set up a new account please visit the NHSmail website for details and join via the NHSmail portal tool for dentistry.

Oral surgery

Orthodontic Dentistry

Restorative Dentistry

Special Care & Paediatrics

Special Care referral criteria and route by service:

Service Referral Criteria Route
Plymouth Community Dental Services Plymouth referral criteria E:
University Hospitals Bristol UHB referral criteria Post: Bristol Dental Hospital, Chapter House, Lower Maudlin Street, Bristol, BS1 2LY
West Country Dental Care  (formally Peninsula Community Health) West Country Dental dental anxiety scale questionnaire mdas english

Special care referral criteria

Post: Kernow Health Referral Management Service, 1st Floor Cudmore House, Treliske Industrial Estate, Oak Lane, Truro, TR1 3LP
Torbay & South Devon: Castle Circus Health Centre, Torquay Torbay & South Devon referral Criteria E:
Somerset Primary Care Dental Service Post: Referral Management Centre, Ground Floor, Mallard Court, Express Park, Bridgwater TA6 4RN
Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital Referral guidance N Devon 2019 E:
Barnstaple NHS Dental Access Centre Referral guidance N Devon 2019 E: