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Dental services referrals

Providing specialist dental care and training

For details about our dental referral processes please choose one of the information options below:

  • Undergraduate self referrals

    You can submit a self-referral for dental care by undergraduate students. There may be times when the waiting list is closed for new referrals. We will update this page when the waiting list is closed.

    Please read our student dental care page before submitting a referral form.

    Download the referral form (Word 55KB) and email it to

    If you have any queries, call 020 7188 7236.

  • Dentist / GP / consultant referrals

    We no longer accept referrals by post.

    From Monday 24 January, referrals to oral surgery will change for south east London. Please continue to check this page for updates.

    If you would like to refer a patient, please fill out our SmartSurvey referral form. The information on the form, including any attachments, will be sent to our inbox. Our preference is that all standard referrals (excluding pan-London endodontic referrals) are completed this way.

    If you are unable to use the online form, we will accept referrals sent to our email address. Please download the dental referral form (Word 32KB) and email it to

    All referrals must be sent from an email account.

    If you are a GDP inside London and are referring your patient for endodontics, please use the pan-London endodontic referral form (Word 538KB).

    If you are referring a patient for a suspected cancer, complete the suspected cancer urgent referral form (Word 78KB) and email it to our two-week wait team at

    When referring a patient, include any relevant X-rays taken within the last 12 months (with the date taken visible). Our X-ray departments are very busy and a patient’s visit can often be quicker if they do not need to be X-rayed.

    Tel: 020 7188 8006

  • Jaw necrosis clinic

    The department of oral surgery draws from multiple disciplines for the management of patients with established jaw necrosis as well as those at risk of developing jaw necrosis when dental extractions are required.

    The team is made up from a range of different healthcare professionals including dental (oral surgery, sedation and special care, restorative), surgery (oral and maxillofacial, ear nose throat, plastics), oncology (head and neck, breast, prostate, multiple myeloma), and auxiliaries (dietetics, speech and language, physiotherapy).

    Those patients that fit these criteria can be referred to the clinic via this referral form (Word 32Kb). Please indicate in the ‘Reason for referral’ section that you would like your patient to be seen in the jaw necrosis clinic.

    Referrers should be aware that this clinic cannot provide routine dental care or treatment and referral requesting will not be accepted.

  • Dental and maxillofacial radiology

    The department of dental maxillofacial imaging at Guy's and St Thomas' is withdrawing its service of radiological reporting of plain films to general dental practices.

    If it is difficult to make a diagnosis from the images, please refer the patient to an appropriate consultant specialist, such as an oral surgeon or children's consultant. If the concern relates to a possible malignant lesion, the referral should be made through the two-week waiting pathway.