How to refer - Special care dentistry 

Referral contact address:

Eastman Central Registry for Appointments (ECRA)
Eastman Dental Hospital
256 Gray's Inn Road
London WC1X 8LD

Telephone: 020 3456 2300
Fax: 020 3456 2383
E-mail: edhappts@uclh.nhs.uk 

Referral forms

Waiting times for consultation: routine referrals up to 13 weeks (while we aim to maintain our 13-week waiting, the clinical needs of this group of patients often leads to a variation in waiting times for consultation).

In order for referrals to be accepted, they should include a full medical history, medication list and social history. Please state clearly the treatment modality required

 Acceptance criteria for Special Care Dentistry

Adults  (18 years and over) from the following groups:

  • Patients with severe disability / impairment who cannot be treated solely in the community dental service
  • Special care patients who require general anaesthesia to facilitate dental treatment (out-patient general anaesthetic list)
  • Screening / emergency service for haematology patients under the care of University College London Hospital
  • Patients with anxiety in relation to dentistry who may require behavioural management, hypnosis and/or sedation.

We are currently unable to provide treatment for:

  • Hospitals with whom we do not have a service level agreement (including The Royal Free Hospital, St Mary’s Hospital Paddington, Whittington Hospital)
  •   Patients who can be seen solely within the community dental service.

Patients with anxiety in relation to dentistry and those who can be managed solely within the Community Dental Service will not be accepted. Patients once they have completed their active treatment will be discharged back to the care of the referring practitioner.

Access to patient results

Results of investigations will be sent within patient letters.