Patient referral FAQs


How will I know my referral has been received?

We often reply immediately if your online form is received during opening hours and guarantee to respond within 24 hours.

What is the wait time for a referral appointment?

This depends on the specialism requested and time of year. We are a private practice and part of the service we aim to deliver is a fast efficient service. You should be seen within two weeks.

How much is a referral consultation?

Please refer to the fee guide for treatment fees. However consultations are £85 for Dental Implants. £120 for Periodontal (gum) care. £55 for Orthodontics, Endodontics and Sedation.

Who do I contact if I want to follow my referral up?

Our Reception team track all referrals on a centralised tracker so can all see where you are in the system. Karina our head receptionist co-ordinates this so please ask for her if you have more detailed questions

Why choose Exeter Dental Centre for referral Treatment?

We offer a team approach to referral dentistry. We believe many heads are better than one and combining specialists and experts in one place means we have the experience to deal with the most complex cases of dentistry.

Can I return to my existing dentist after treatment?

Yes and we advocate this, we don’t accept patients onto our general list from a referring dentist to protect our integrity and relationship with the referring dentist.

Can I join the practice after treatment?

Only if you referred yourself. Not if you were referred by another dentist.

Talk to our friendly reception team, we would be delighted to help 01392 272350