Interpreter services

Many of the people we care for at The Royal Dental Hospital of Melbourne speak little or no English. Interpreters are an essential part of providing high quality oral healthcare to you.

Language interpreter services are available for patients who speak languages other than English. We use qualified professionals Interpreters, to help you communicate with our oral healthcare team.

How do I book an Interpreter?


Please tell us when you make your appointment that you need an interpreter. Also tell us what your preferred language is. This will help staff to arrange for an interpreter to be present when you have your treatment.

If you visit the Royal Dental Hospital of Melbourne for emergency dental care, a telephone interpreter can be arranged.

What do I do If I need to cancel or reschedule my appointment?


Tell us that you are cancelling your appointment.

TIS National services for non-English speakers

You can access immediate telephone interpreting services through. TIS National website

Call 131 450

The TIS National Operator will ask what language you need.

You will be connected on the phone with someone who speaks your language, so that they can help you to communicate with Oral Health Professionals.

Further information about TIS National visit the  TIS National Services Website

You can access oral health guides on the Health Translations website.

You can access information on public dental services, a visitor's guide to RDHM and a guide to day surgery and other oral health guides on our translated guides and brochures page.

Last updated: 2020-05-13