Update – COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

23 March 2020

The Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Sunday 22 March announced a Stage 1 of a shutdown of non-essential activity across the country from midday Monday 23 March which is aimed at slowing the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus).

The Royal Dental Hospital of Melbourne (RDHM) will continue to provide essential dental care for the community – including emergency dental care.

For our patients with non-essential dental procedures booked, your appointment may be affected by COVID-19 restrictions. We are contacting patients whose appointments need to be rescheduled. Any patient who has a query regarding their appointment or who wishes to cancel their appointment should contact us on (03) 9341 1000 or 1800 833 039.

The safety of our patients and staff is paramount and all people coming to RDHM will be screened upon arrival and will be required to sanitise their hands, practice hygiene etiquette, and observe social distancing measures.

Those most at risk of infection including people with compromised immune systems, elderly people, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with chronic medical conditions and people in group residential settings should remain at home unless emergency care is required.

During this period, we urge the community to maintain their oral health by eating well, drinking tap water, and brushing twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste.

We thank everyone for their understanding during this difficult period. If we receive further updates, we will provide them as quickly as possible.


Last updated: 2020-03-23