The Dental Hospital currently provides dental implant treatment
funded by our supporting Primary Care Trusts.
Implant treatment must be deemed as the most appropriate form of
treatment and all other reasonable conventional treatments have
been tried, or are not feasible or appropriate.
We can only apply for implant funding if the patient meets one
or more of the following criteria set down by the Primary Care
- As part of reconstructive treatment following surgery to the
mouth and surrounding tissues for the treatment of malignant
disease, where the bone loss is such that only dental implants can
- As part of reconstructive treatment following severe facial
- To replace multiple congenitally absent teeth.
- Where there are severe eating or speaking disorders, or
psychiatric problems, arising from the current or alternative
replacements for missing teeth (referrals on psychiatric grounds
must be supported by medical assessment).
To refer a patient
- Please clearly state which of the criteria the patient
- Referrals are usually made to:
The Restorative Dentistry Department
University Dental Hospital of Manchester
Higher Cambridge Street
Or faxed to: 0161 275 6776
Things you and your patient need to know
- On receipt of your referral letter a consultation
appointment will be booked. If appropriate a Joint Implant clinic
appointment will then be arranged.
- If the patient and our dental implant team agree that
implants are suitable, it will be necessary for us to apply to
their Primary Care Trust, asking for funding for their
- No treatment can be undertaken at the hospital until
funding is made available.
- When treatment is completed the patient will be referred
back for on-going care.
- After treatment is completed, we will not provide routine
- Any further treatment will require you to re-refer the
patient back to the hospital and any further treatment will be
subject to a further application to their Primary Care Trust
(PCT). It is important to recognise that criteria for
implant funding may change in the future and as a result no
guarantees can be made that future treatment will be available on
- If this not possible for you to carry out maintenance you
can re-refer them to the hospital. It is important to recognise
that criteria for implant funding may change in the future and as a
result no guarantees can be made that future treatment will be
available on the NHS.