How to refer - Oral surgery 

NHS e-Referral Service (formerly Choose and Book referrals)

UCLH service name Choose and book specialty Clinic type
Adult General Oral Surgery Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Oral surgery

Referral contact address:

Eastman Central Registry for Referrals (ECRA)
Division of Maxillofacial Medicine & Surgery
3rd Floor, Victoria Wing
Eastman Dental Hospital
256 Gray’s Inn Road
London WC1X 8LD

Telephone: 020 3456 2300 
Fax: 020 3456 2383    

Referrals can be made using ‘NHS e-Referral Service (formerly Choose and Book referrals) ’.  All patients referred using this method are expected to be registered with a dental practitioner

Urgent referrals are given precedence

Referrals where there has been attempted extraction or fractured roots must be accompanied by details of the treatment initiated and the difficulties encountered.

Waiting times for consultation:  Routine referrals upto 8 weeks

Criteria for acceptance of treatment:

  • Impacted wisdom teeth that are causing problems
  • Impacted teeth
  • Cystic lesions of the jaws
  • Retained roots requiring surgical removal
  • Fractures of the jaws
  • Myofascial pain
  • Abnormal swellings of the jaws and associated soft tissues
  • Multiple extractions with moderate to severe complexity, e.g. bulbous and sclerosed/ankylosed teeth
  • Infections and chronic lesions related to any of the above
  • Mulitidisciplinary care
  • Patients with craniofacial and facial deformity

The department follows strict guidance and adheres closely to the NICE guidelines relating to wisdom tooth removal.  Patients on completion of the treatment are discharged back to the care of the dentist with a discharge report.

The department regularly revisits its referral criteria in line with the changing demands on the service.

Access to patient results

In the majority of cases the patient will be given a review appointment to discuss test reults. Following this a letter is routinely sent to the GP confirming diagnostic test results.