Referring Practices

A large network of doctors trust Malek Periodontics for their superb patient outcomes, and the use of state-of-the-art technologies and evidence-based techniques. That’s what makes our referring practices program a huge success.

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Referring Doctors, Glendale Periodontics

Referring Practices Advantages

Since we are equipped to handle even the most complex periodontal cases involving implants, tissue grafting and periodontal disease, we have earned a reputation as an authority, innovator and patient advocate. You can refer your patients online or at 623.362.8969

Availability

We place the needs of your patients first, and are committed to providing collaborative, compassionate care while maintaining the highest levels of health professional standards in client service, communication and compassion.

Continuity of Care

The living bone graft material is harvested from your own body. The source locations will vary but can include the chin, jaw, lower leg bone, or hip.

Customized Care

We offer the widest array of evidence-based treatment options tailored to the specific needs of each patient.

Expertise

Dr. Malek is board-certified and a Diplomate of the American Academy of Periodontology, offering a unique combination of training, knowledge and experience.

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When To Refer

The following guidelines were developed to improve the effectiveness of our treatments to help ensure that our patients receive a positive experience with superior long-term outcomes:

Clinical Presentation / Condition

  • 5mm+ probe depths particularly without multiple local factors (calculus/plaque)
  • Vertical bone defect on radiograph
  • Recession of 3mm+
  • Exposed roots, furcation involvement
  • Complex patients (co-morbidities perio + diabetes)
  • Peri-implant disease, periodontal abscess (immediate referral)
  • Patient age younger than 40 with bone loss and probe depths 4mm+

Treatment Resistant

  • Post SRP 4-6 week re-eval (probe depths still remaining 6mm+ localized or generalized 5mm+)
  • Unresolved inflammation at any given site
  • Refractory/recurrent disease

Referring Dental Practices FAQ

What information does Malek Periodontics need to schedule a patient?

Ideally, we would like to have the following information prior to the patient’s arrival:

  1. Referral slip – We ask that you include the patient’s contact information so we can assist them in scheduling their appointment.
  2. X-rays – We request that you send a copy of the patient’s most recent x-rays to malekperio@hotmail.com or submit them along with the online referral form.
  3. Any and all information relevant to why the patient is being referred.

Where do we email and fax referral forms?

Referral forms can be submitted utilizing the methods listed below:

  1. Online referral form
  2. Via Email – malekperio@hotmail.com
  3. Fax to 623-362-8971

What is the best way to send x-rays to Malek Periodontics?

X-rays can be sent to – malekperio@hotmail.com.

Do you accept insurance? If so, which ones?

Do you provide insurance predeterminations?

Yes, upon request, we will provide patients with a predetermination of their insurance benefits.

What payment plans do you offer?

We only use Care Credit.

What implant systems do you use?

We only use Straumann.

What is the best practice for communicating to our patient the value of a referral to Malek Periodontics?

The best practice for communicating the value of the referral is to underscore and transfer your confidence that Malek Periodontics will help the patient achieve the clinical and/or aesthetic objectives of the treatment plan you developed with the patient.

  1. We will work in close collaboration throughout your treatment, to ensure continuity of care between our practices to achieve the goals of the treatment plan we reviewed.
  2. Malek, a board-certified periodontist, is especially adept at diagnosing periodontal disease, achieving optimal aesthetics, and managing complex interdisciplinary cases. She is the specialists we work closely with and recommend to our family and friends.
  3. Malek is a board-certified specialist, and with her advanced technology, training and experience, she is able to guarantee the least painful and least invasive experience possible.
  4. We are confident that Dr. Malek will deliver superb outcomes for our patients. This is why we recommend to our family members and friends.

What is Concierge Scheduling?

Concierge Scheduling is a service offered to referring practices and their patients. Upon Malek Periodontics’ receipt of the referral from the referring practice, the Malek Periodontics team will contact the patient within one business day to schedule their consultation. Referral forms must include the patients contact information and can be submitted by any of the following methods:

  1. Online referral form
  2. Via email- malekperio@hotmail.com
  3. Fax to 623-362-8971

What communication can we expect from Malek Periodontics?

Listed below is our standard communication protocol; however, we will tailor our communication to the needs of a referring practice upon request.

  • Patient scheduled: Phone call notification when patient is scheduled
  • Post-consultation: Letter/fax (based on referring practice preference)
  • Treatment plan modification: Phone call to the dentist
  • Post-treatment: Letter/fax with specific details to the treatment
  • Ready for restoration: Call to the office while the patient is in the office (preferred by most practices); letter/fax to the office

What do we do if we hear a complaint about Malek Periodontics' services?

Malek Periodontics values feedback and considers it an opportunity for improvement.  The referring office should notify Malek Periodontics by contacting the office directly or via email at malekperio@hotmail.com.

How Can Dr. Malek Help With Your Referrals?

Contact Malek Periodontics today to schedule an appointment and be on your way to a healthy smile, healthy life.