The dental referral process. New insights.

  title={The dental referral process. New insights.},
  author={Arthur S Goldenberg},
  journal={The New York state dental journal},
  volume={63 3},
Doctor-patient, doctor-doctor dental relationships are discussed. The dental referral process is a triad of patient, general practitioner and specialist and, in many ways, is dependent upon Freud's concept of transference-countertransference. The unconscious distortions of this process may affect the patient's treatment, as well as interpersonal and intraprofessional relationships.