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Referring dentists

Principal dentist Rob Nichols is committed to providing an effective, reliable referral service for dental colleagues. Since starting the service in 2009 he has worked with many dentists across the region, collaborating closely with them for the benefit of their patients. His preference is to preserve natural teeth wherever possible.

We offer a referral service to dentists covering:



Complex restorative care

CBCT scans

Cottingham Dental Practice's Referral Charter

  • We will always return the patient to the referring dentist
  • We aim to contact patients within two working days
  • We will always produce a treatment plan and send this to the patient within ten working days
  • We will return patients' and dentists' calls within 24 hours if they have any queries
  • The patient will receive a fully itemised invoice and all costs will be agreed and discussed before treatment
  • We will always provide recommendations for further care
  • We will only carry out treatment in accordance with instructions from the referring dentist
  • No further treatment will be carried out without authorisation from the referring dentist
We welcome visits by colleagues to see our facilities and meet our staff.

Referral service fees

Initial consultation £141.00

We provide each referral patient with a detailed fee estimate after the initial consultation appointment.

CBCT/OPG/Intraoral scans

To aid accurate diagnosis and treatment planning, we have invested in a 3D CBCT (cone beam computed tomography) dental scanner (Carestream 8100 3D). We welcome referrals on a ‘scan only’ basis from dental colleagues who would like their patients to undergo a dental CBCT/OPG scan. We ask that referrers confirm that they are trained to request and report on their patient’s scan.

Please use the CBCT referral form.

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