Commitments to our Referring Doctors
Reports to referring dentists
We keep our referring dentists informed of their patient’s treatment progress. If treatment is not rendered, we notify the referring dentist by letter or phone when their patient is first seen in our office. Phone calls are made to referring doctors if events require or if immediate consultation would be beneficial. After completion of treatment, radiographic reports are sent and the patient is directed back to the referring doctor.
Emergencies seen immediately
Emergencies are an unpredictable part of dentistry and can disturb a well scheduled day and inconvenience your other patients. When your patient has a dental emergency, we will see them on the day they call. Referral for diagnosis and treatment can help you stay on schedule with all your patients.
Patient treatment completed promptly and returned to the referring Doctor
Once a patient is referred to our office, treatment will be expedited and the patient referred back to the general dentist for final restoration without delay. This allows the dentist to predictably schedule the patient’s treatment plan knowing that endodontic services will be completed without postponement.
One Appointment Endodontics
Our expertise allows us to perform “one appointment endodontics.” Recent improvement in treatment modalities such as magnification, high intensity illumination, nickel titanium rotary files, digital imagine and modern filling procedures allow many routine endodontic cases to be completed in just one appointment. Individual case circumstances and the doctor’s judgement will of course rule. As long as the prognosis is not jeopardized, arrangements can be made by letting our receptionist know that your patient would prefer “one appointment endodontics.”
Specific endodontist by request
We will make every attempt to accommodate a referring dentist who prefers their patient to be treated by a specific member of our team, or a patient who feels comfortable with a specific Endodontic Associates doctor. We are willing to do whatever it takes to make each patient’s experience comfortable and as worry free as possible.
An Extension of your Practice®
We want to play an essential role and be your partner in delivering quality care to your patients. The well being of your patient and your dental reputation are always, uppermost, on our mind. To accomplish this goal we must be technically excellent, academically current and constantly available.
Being a resource for your practice
We can help with consulting difficult cases, differential diagnosis or provide a first or second opinion on all endodontic related problems. By sharing endodontic information from our advanced special training and experience we can support your dental team. Also, if your patients are traveling, we can help by directing your patient to an appropriate endodontist in other cities, states or countries.
Endodontic Associate Newsletter
We feel it is important for all dentists to be well informed on current concepts in endodontic diagnosis and treatment so they can better treat their patients or help make a better endodontic referral. To help accomplish this, we send all of our referring dentists the “Endodontic Newsletter.”
Sponsors of Lectures and Seminars / CE Courses
Endodontic Associates sponsors lectures and seminars for dentists in our communities. We present speakers who are knowledgeable in their field and who we hope are able to help dentists become current and informed of the changing technology and the latest research in the practice of dentistry. We are registered with, and approved by, the Academy of General Dentistry so we are able to offer continuing education credits for our lectures and seminars.
All of our doctors keep current and in touch with issues and trends in dentistry through their membership and participation in the American Dental Association, Michigan Dental Association, the American Association of Endodontists, Michigan Association of Endodontists and the local county dental societies as well as other professional and charitable organizations. Many of our Doctors participate as leaders and officers in local and national dental organizations.