Occasionally your dentist may recommend you seek the opinion of a specialist or highly skilled and experienced dentist for treatment. This may be because the treatment you need is complex or it requires the expertise of a clinician with the required skills to give you a wider choice of treatment options. When your dentist refers you, they do so with your needs in mind.
We have dedicated Specialists within a number of our dental practices offering care by referral or private services. This allows us to provide excellent continuity of care and ensures your treatments are delivered by like-minded people who communicate clearly with your dentist and with you.
Our team of registered specialists and dentists with a special interest are committed to ongoing postgraduate education ensuring that the treatments we offer are the best available and performed to the highest standards.
How Does It Work?
We follow these simple steps:
- Your dentist will carry out your examination which, in this scenario, results in a recommendation to refer you for treatment. If you would like to take this option, your details will be sent in writing to the treating dentist.
- A member of the practice team to which you have been referred will contact you to book your consultation and answer any questions you have.
- At your consultation, the dentist will perform the necessary examination on your tooth or teeth and assess your suitability for treatment.
- They will then discuss your needs and aspirations with you and provide a comprehensive written treatment plan (this is occasionally sent by post a few days later).
If you accept a treatment plan, your treatment will commence as soon as possible.
On completion of treatment, you will return to your own dentist for your continued care. The treating dentist will write to your regular dentist with the details of your treatment and to let them know it has been completed.
We believe it is our duty to provide you with all appropriate treatment options based on your needs and what you would like to achieve. We do not, and will not, pressurise you. Our approach is not sales based. We feel that if we take good care of you, you will be happy to return to us.
If you would like to know about our finance options for higher cost treatments, a member of the practice team can explain the products available via their practice.
Aurela Doru is our Specialist Orthodontist at The Elms. Treating both adults and children that have crowded teeth, malocclusion and different positions of jaws.
Aurela graduated dentistry from the Univeristy of Cluj Mapoca, Romania before working as a general Dentist while undertaking the postgraduate Orthodontic training and being awarded a Specialist in Orthodontics.
She registered as a Specialist Orthodontist with the General Dentist Council has both worked and trained in the UK to learn the expectations that patients have. During this time she has seen and treated hundreds of patients inthe UK.
Aurela enjoys taking Orthodontic training courses for further educations as well as always learning worldwide and participating in Dental and Orthodontic congress.
Fayaz has experiences in Single/Multiple Implant placement, where different types of bone grafting procedures may be required and in other advanced surgical procedures, (such as wisdom teeth extractions) he bring further expertise, enthusiasm and passion to our team.
Fayaz completed his dental degree from University of Sheffield on 2008 and subsequently gained experience in general practice. In 2010, he undertook further training for sedation with the SAAD’s course and began providing Invisalign and inman aligner treatment. Fayaz later worked a sedation dentist at the Greater Manchester anaesthetic centre for 2 years, where he provided treatment under IV sedation. In 2014, Fayaz spent time training in short term orthodontics and completed course in six months smiles, Cfast buccal, Cfast lingual, smiletru, fast braces.
In 2014 he enrolled on the prestigious master’s course in Dental Implantology at University of Bristol under the guidance of Dr Jonathan Schofield. In 2015, he joined the Restorative master course at Manchester University under the guidance of Steven Davis. Fayaz completed the Restorative Master in 2017 and the Implantology in 2018. He is one of the few clinicians in the United Kingdom who have completed 2 Master Degrees.
In pursuit of high standards, Fayaz undertakes all his treatment with 5x magnification. He now has a habit to keep his knowledge update so that patient get the highest level of care. He has recently been to the Besler Course in Bristol, Createch course in Spain, Straumann course in Berlin and the Buser course in Bern, which was paid for the Giestlich.
Following graduation in 1987 and a brief period of vocational training Rachel studied in Liverpool for a PhD as well as working in various departments at Liverpool Dental Hospital. After this, a year was spent as an SHO in Oral Surgery at Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge.
Rachel was a Lecturer in Periodontology at the Eastman Dental Institute from 1994 until 1999 when she became a Specialist Registrar in Restorative Dentistry at the Eastman Dental Hospital. She entered the Specialist List in 2000 for Periodontology.
Rachel has been placing and restoring dental implants for over 15 years and welcomes referrals for implants. Rachel caries out all types of periodontal treatment, including periodontal surgery, crown lengthening and soft tissue grafting and regenerative procedures.
Since 2006 Rachel has worked at Marford Road Dental Practice. She is also employed two days a week in London as a Specialist at The Eastman Dental Hospital (UCLH) both treating patients with periodontal disease and teaching trainee Specialists practical periodontology and implant dentistry. Rachel is a member of the British Society of Periodontology and the Association of Dental Implantology.