How to Refer and Case Acceptance

GHH ENT assessment

Criteria for Acceptance for Treatment:

Patients referred for orthodontic assessment would be expected to have a well maintained dentition with no active or untreated decay and with a high standard of oral hygiene.

  • Interceptive treatment to prevent or limit the extent of a developing malocclusion.
  • Growth modification
  • Severe or complex malocclusion
  • Multidisciplinary treatment
  • Moderate complexity occlusion for specialist training purposes

Conditions not accepted for treatment:

  • Patients with a mild malocclusion, including lower incisor crowding in patients aged over 16
  • Patients presenting with mild malocclusion for treatment on aesthetic grounds and those already undergoing orthodontic treatment started elsewhere e.g. specialist practice, whether started in this country or abroad will not be normally accepted.

Due to the on-going time commitments required in orthodontic treatment could you please refer to the nearest geographically located department to the patients postcode.

Referral contact address:

Good Hope Hospital                                                     

Mr J S Panesar

Orthodontic Department
Good Hope Hospital

Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust

Rectory Road

Sutton Coldfield

B75 7RR

Telephone: 0121 424 9378