To access any of the Specialist dental services at Royal Dental Hospital of Melbourne you need a referral:

  • Integrated Special Needs
  • Domiciliary
  • Endodontics
  • Oral Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Oral Medicine
  • Orthodontics
  • Paediatric Dentistry
  • Periodontics
  • Prosthodontics
  • Dental Teaching Clinic

The referral needs to be from:

  • oral health practitioner
  • health practitioner
  • specialist department at RDHM

Completion of the referral may present difficulties for non-dental personnel. You may need to be referred to a local community dental clinic first to get detailed dental information.

What happens when you receive my Referral?

When we receive your referral, we review it to ensure we have all the information needed.

How long does it take to process a Referral?

It takes up to six weeks to process a referral.

What happens if the Referral is not complete?

Not providing the information required by the relevant clinic will cause a delay. The referral will be sent back to your health professional asking them to provide more information.

Specialist dental services have special referral instructions. Visit our Specialist dental service page to find out more.

What happens when my Referral is accepted?

When we accept your referral, you will receive a confirmation letter. We will add you to the appropriate waiting list.

Will I need to attend a Screening Consultation?

You may need to attend a screening appointment or exam.

Where to send Referrals?

Upload referrals and supporting content here

or send referral forms to:

Patient Services Centre
The Royal Dental Hospital of Melbourne

Fax: (03) 9341 1232

Please do not send private or sensitive information via email. DHSV will not accept referrals sent via email

Where to get help with Referrals?

For help please call Patient Services Team on (03) 9341 1000.

If you are a health professional looking for information about patient referrals please go to the professionals referral page

Click here