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The Department of Paediatric Dentistry is a tertiary referral centre that provides specialist dental care to children with a broad range of behavioural, medical and complex oral health needs.
All children and young persons (0-18 years) are eligible to be referred for paediatric specialist consultation. However, there are restrictions on some services that can be accessed in the department (for example, treatment under general anaesthetic).
To find out who can access specialist dental care, see who we treat.
For more information on the eligibility criteria of specialist services please refer to the current NSW Health Policy.
A child or young person must be referred to our department by a dentist or medical officer to be seen for specialist treatment. In emergency situations an urgent consultation can be organised by calling Sydney Dental Hospital on 02 9293 3333 during opening hours.
Link to referral form:
To find out what you should bring to your appointment, click here.
To plan your journey to the clinic, find the best way of getting here.
The First Appointment
Your first appointment will usually be a consultation appointment. Your dental clinician will:
The Department of Paediatric Dentistry is staffed by specialist consultants (Paediatric Dentists), dentists, registrars (Paediatric Dentists in training), oral health therapists, dietitians, students and support staff who are all highly trained in the management of children.
Interpreter services can be arranged if required. Services such as social work and legal advice can also be organised if required.