We take on referrals for:
- Dental implants
- Complex restorative dentistry
- Counselling and self-hypnotherapy
How we can help you & your patients
Gipsy Lane Smiles is a well-established, modern practice in Reading. Established in 1985 by Dr Jatin Desai, it has gone from strength to strength, and has a loyal following from referring GDPs as well as satisfied patients.
Our clinical team are all extremely well qualified and experienced, assuring you and your patients of first class clinical care, together with high success rates and excellent aesthetic results.
Our referring GDPs are very appreciative of our fast and easy referral system, and our referred patients are particularly impressed by our sympathetic approach and highly personalised customer service.
Dental implant referrals
At Gipsy Lane Smiles, we believe our implant service is second to none. GDPs and patients benefit from our many years of experience, with excellent clinical and aesthetic results achieved.
In addition, our referring GDPs can take advantage of our mentoring service to enable them to expand
their own implant skills; and we offer free seminars to give dentists more information about implants and how to help patients maintain them.
Our implantologist is Dr Jatin Desai, who has been placing implants for over 18 years, as well as teaching and mentoring in implant dentistry.
Dr Desai has worked in several hospitals in maxillo-facial surgery, and has a FDS from the RCS England. He has been a past president of the Anglo Asian Odontological Society, and is a founder member of the British Society of Computerised Dentistry.
Complex restorative care
Carrying out complex restorative work such as full mouth reconstructions can be very challenging and demanding, as well as time consuming. Many GDPs prefer to pass on more complex cases to those with more advanced qualifications and expertise in this field.
At Gipsy Lane Smiles, we offer a referral service for advanced restorative dentistry, together with referrals for advice on treatment planning for complex cases.
Our expert is Dr Hitesh Chandegra, who has completed his membership exams for the MFGDP and gained a Masters degree in Conservative Dentistry (MSc) at the Eastman Dental Institute.
He also has several years’ experience as a clinical assistant in the restorative department at St George’s Hospital, together with over 10 years in general practice.
Our endodontic service is perfect for those GDPs who do not have the time or the inclination to carry out this intricate treatment themselves, as well as for the more complex cases which need specialist attention.
Sedation and hypnotherapy
We have years of experience of dealing with nervous and anxious patients, and as well as being able to offer understanding and support, we can also offer practical help in the form of counselling, self-hypnotherapy and IV sedation.
Our counselling and self-hypnotherapy sessions have proved very successful with patients, and usually after just one session they are able to undergo treatment feeling calm and relaxed. We have been accepting referrals from GDPs for these services for some years now.
For patients who still feel they need an extra helping hand to get through an appointment, or those undergoing lengthy or complex treatment, we offer IV sedation. This is particularly useful for patients who have been referred to use for endodontic or implant treatment.
Our sedation services are offered by our principal dentist Dr Jatin Desai, who is also our in-house implantologist.
Patient referral charter
- We aim to ensure that the referred patient and the referring dentist are delighted with the quality
of our clinical expertise and the level of care and attention given.
- We will only carry out the treatment previous agreed with you. If we feel other treatments are necessary, this will always be agreed with you first.
- After the initial consultation, patients are always provided with a written treatment plan, a copy of which is sent to you. No treatment is carried out without an estimate of fees given to the patient.
- In the rare event where complications arise after the patient has been treated by us, we will always ensure that they immediately receive the remedial care they require.
- We will ensure that a successful referral to Gipsy Lane Smiles will enhance your patient’s trust in you as their dentist and they will be grateful to you for referring them to us for specialist treatment.
How to refer
Simply complete the referral form and send it to us by fax, email or post.
We will contact the patient to arrange an initial consultation, following which a written report will be sent to the patient and to you. We will keep you informed on progress at each stage.