Please send referral forms to:
Patient Services Centre
The Royal Dental Hospital of Melbourne
PO Box 1273L
MELBOURNE VIC 300
fax: (03) 9341 1232
Specialist dental services at The Royal Dental Hospital of Melbourne (RDHM) are provided for eligible patients through referral only.
Specialist dental care is often provided as part of a treatment plan in combination with other specialist departments and /or community dental clinics
Referrals can come from your oral health/health practitioner or by another specialist department in RDHM. The referral is for an initial assessment in the relevant specialist department.
If you are not a dental professional, completing all of the referral requirements for the specialist dental clinics may be difficult. It can be helpful to refer the patient to their local community dental agency first, where detailed, accurate dental information can be provided.
Specialist department criteria – for the referring health professional
Oral health professionals who wish to refer a patient to a clinic within The Royal Dental Hospital of Melbourne (RDHM) must complete the referral form applicable to the selected clinic.
For more information on referring to RDHM clinics, please read the policy document below or contact the Admissions Office on (03) 9341 1000:
Other referral forms
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.