Teaming Up for Optimal Outcomes
When your patients need dental implants or other types of oral surgery, they trust you to refer them to the best care. At the Center For Oral Surgery & Dental Implants, our five oral surgeons team up with you to provide care that’s professional, efficient, compassionate and safe.
“Patients are reassured when they know that we’re working together behind the scenes,” says Roseanna P. Noordhoek, DDS, an oral surgeon at the Center For Oral Surgery & Dental Implants. “It makes them feel good about the treatment they’re receiving.”
Teamwork starts before you make a referral and continues until the patient’s treatment with us is complete. We offer many convenient ways to communicate: secure email to our business associates in our front office, the pMD HIPAA-compliant texting app, and telephone.
The pMD app allows colleagues in different organizations to share sensitive patient information securely, even large photo and digital X-ray files. The Center For Oral Surgery & Dental Implants began using the secure, user-friendly pMD app in summer 2019.
“In this day and age, it’s hard to schedule phone calls between referring dentists and our office. Most people respond well to text messages and enjoy the convenience that texting allow,” says Dr. Noordhoek. The pMD app is available for iOS and Android.
Sign up for the pMD app: Contact our office at 616-361-7327 and leave your cell phone number with our business associates. We’ll send an invite to download the pMD app.
If you prefer to discuss your patient’s needs, you can always call us at 616-361-7327.
Team-Based Treatment Planning
Teamwork is especially important in assessing and planning treatment for complex cases, such as implants with unusual anatomical structures or insufficient bony volume, or complex aesthetic cases. “We would love to hear from you before you refer these types of cases to us—that way we can all be on the same page before we see your patients,” says Dr. Noordhoek. She and our other oral surgeons will reach out to you to discuss complex cases, new findings, the timing of the treatment, and other suggestions for the treatment plan.
Oral Surgery Expertise and Teamwork
Teamwork is also part of the process among our five oral surgeons, especially for complex cases. “We often collaborate amongst ourselves to determine the best treatment for a patient and make sure we are the most current on treatment options,” says Dr. Noordhoek.
Our oral surgeons stay updated on developments in pathology, trauma, dental implants and other types of oral surgery and use state-of-the-art technology. We are all on staff at the major hospitals in Michigan and assist with treatment of facial fractures at the level 1 and level 2 trauma centers in Western Michigan. We also provide infection assessment and treatment for patients scheduled for heart surgery or transplant surgery.
Continuous Communication During Treatment
Once you refer a patient to us, we keep you informed. After a consultation, we mail you patient notes the next day. We send procedure letters to both you and the patient after every procedure. For implant cases, we send you a letter with placement results. We are also available to you via the pMD app or telephone for further discussion as needed.
How to Refer Patients to Us
Use our secure online referral form to refer a patient to us or use your form. If you use our referral form, you can:
- Submit the form online
- Download the form and fax it to us at 616-361-9882.
Call 616-361-7327 to sign up for the pMD app or to reach any of our doctors to discuss your patients’ needs.