I recently spoke with a well-respected Periodontist and he shared some very specific times when he believes general dentists and hygienists should consider referring.
In our experience with dental teams across the US and Canada, it is VERY common for teams to NOT have a clear standard for when they refer. I believe there’s a lot we can all do to improve collaboration with our specialists in an effort to better care for patients while also creating a win for both General and Perio dental teams.
I hope this video will give you some insight on creating your own referral protocol.
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