Certification - Dentists
Dentists sometimes discover that their patient suffers from a medical condition which may influence the treatment they are proposing to give. In this event they would generally require medical advice from the GP in order to treat the patient safely. It is not generally necessary for the GP to provide a full medical report, but he or she should provide relevant information by telephone or in a brief written report. It is clearly in the patient's best interests that this clinical information is shared with another health professional, provided of course that the patient has consented to the release of limited medical data for this purpose.