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Dental Treatment Referral FAQ’s

We are fortunate to have Specialists at Bancroft Dentistry and dental professionals who can offer treatments for patients other practices can’t always offer. We are delighted to receive your patient referrals. We aim to answer most of your queries about this service here.

At Bancroft Dentistry in Hitchin, Hertfordshire, we can offer second opinions and treatments for Periodontology, Restorative Dentistry, Treatment under IV Sedation, Dental Implants and Oral Surgery.


What happens with this process, what happens to your patients and other questions are answered here. For any other queries please do get in touch.

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Referring a Patient to Bancroft

Some of the questions we hear most often from our fellow dental healthcare professionals…

Will my patients be returned to me?

Of course. We will only undertake the work you prescribe, and will always keep you fully informed as to how the treatment has progressed. On completion, any x-rays provided will be returned to you. If, of course, you would prefer us to take on full care of your patient, this can be arranged.


How much will it cost the patient?

IV Sedation is £195 per session. We’ll aim to complete as much work as we can per appointment. As a general rule of thumb, we find that patients respond best to no more than two hours work under IV sedation at one time.


What do I need to provide?

Please provide us with as much information about the patient as possible, a full medical history and ideally a dental history that includes their response to dentistry so far. If you can supply any digital radiographs please email them to us along with the referral form, alternatively send us original films which we will return upon completion of treatment.


Is it safe?

All our practitioners are SAAD trained and follow the GDC ‘Maintaining Standards’ guidelines for the provision of IV Sedation.


Are there any contraindications?

IV Sedation for patients under 16 years of age is not generally condoned by the GDC. There are no hard and fast contraindications for treating the elderly provided that their health falls within American Society of Anaesthesiologists (ASA) grades I or II – please speak to us for advice if you are unsure of your patient’s suitability for this procedure.


Dental health checks and assessments for all the family providing care plans for a future of great dental health.


Dental hygiene care and gum treatments to ensure optimal dental health and the foundation for great dentistry.


Using the very best of technology and techniques including dental fillings and dental crowns to repair your teeth to their natural form and beauty.


When teeth are missing we can provide dental implants, bridges and dentures to suit you based on the best evidence in dentistry


Cosmetic dentistry, from teeth whitening to veneers using the most up to date treatments to enhance your smile.


Spread the cost of your dental care with our Dental Care Plan which allows for monthly payments…


We welcome new patients to Bancroft Dentistry, have a look around and find out more.


We want you to be able to contact your dental team with ease, phone, email, message, in person.