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Our Diversity Team works closely with Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations and the Victorian Aboriginal Health Service to help patients through the dental health system.
We understand that coming to a large hospital like The Royal Dental Hospital of Melbourne (RDHM) can be a little scary, so our Aboriginal Liaison Officer, Carleen Miller, and our Aboriginal Community Development Worker are always available to chat with patients and provide ongoing support to patients and their families.
What does it cost?
If you are an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, RDHM offers you emergency and general dental care treatment for free, even if you do not have a health care card or pensioner concession card.
Are there waiting lists?
There are no waiting lists for Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander patients. We will offer you the first appointment that is available.
The DHSV Aboriginal Oral Health Reference Group meets quarterly and includes members from metropolitan and rural Aboriginal Health Services. The group's key aim is to gather perspectives on how oral health services can best be delivered in these communities. If you would like further information, please contact Rebecca Crawford.
Making Two Worlds Work:
Developed by Mungabareena Aboriginal Corporation & Women's Health Goulburn North East
We acknowledge the traditional custodians of Australia
and we welcome all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to our service.