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Please send referral forms to:

Patient Services Centre
The Royal Dental Hospital of Melbourne
PO Box 1273L
MELBOURNE VIC 300

fax: (03) 9341 1232

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?

Please send referral forms to:

Patient Services Centre
The Royal Dental Hospital of Melbourne
PO Box 1273L MELBOURNE VIC 3001

Fax: (03) 9341 1232

Where to get help with Referrals?

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

Specialist department criteria – for referring health professionals

Link goes to another web page in this siteIntegrated Special Needs

Link goes to another web page in this siteDomiciliary

Link goes to another web page in this siteEndodontics

Link goes to another web page in this siteOral Maxillofacial Surgery

Link goes to another web page in this siteOral Medicine

Link goes to another web page in this siteOrthodontics

Link goes to another web page in this sitePaediatric Dentistry

Link goes to another web page in this sitePeriodontics

Link goes to another web page in this siteProsthodontics

For more information on referring to RDHM clinics, please read the policy document below or contact the Admissions Office on (03) 9341 1000:

Referral of Patients to RDHM Policy

Referral of Patients to RDHM Procedure

Other referral forms

PDF document iconSpecial Needs Dentistry - application form for schools [PDF, 104KB]

Referring to the Teaching Clinic

RDHM supports the education of future dental professionals through its Dental Teaching Clinics, where students provide dental treatment to members of the community under the supervision of a range of registered oral health practitioners.

Dental health professionals are able to refer patients to the Dental Teaching clinic by completing the applicable RDHM Referral Teaching form. Patients suitable for teaching cases are listed in the criteria in the form. Patients referred to the Dental Teaching Clinics may be requested to attend a screening consultation to determine their suitability for treatment.  If the patient is unsuitable for treatment in the Dental Teaching Clinics, the patient and the referring clinic will receive a letter of explanation and the patient may be directed to return to the referring clinic.

Additionally, patients who meet the eligibility criteria may contact RDHM directly and refer themselves to the Dental Teaching Clinics.

All treatment provided in the Dental Teaching Clinics is free of charge and generally waiting times are significantly shorter. In cases where it is identified that the patient requires additional treatment in a specialist clinic, fees may apply.