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Maxillo-Facial - public patients

Purpose

This page contains information for general practitioners on how to refer patients aged 16 years and over to Maxillo-Facial services at Mater Hospital Brisbane. These services are offered in our specialist outpatient clinics and for eligible patients aged between 16 and 25 years at Mater Young Adult Health Centre Brisbane. 

Scope of Service

This service includes referrals for:

-  Facial fractures

-  Soft tissue lesions of oral cavity

-  Dento-alveolar pathology

-  Facial deformities

-  TMJ dysfunction (following initial conservative management)

This clinic does not accept referrals for skin cancers – please send skin cancer referrals to Dermatology.

Referral Criteria

Please include all of the minimum referral requirements and:

Hard or electronic copies of radiology

Relevant microbiology / pathology and other investigations

For facial fractures: CT face where appropriate – contact registrar for urgent appointment

For salivary glands: sialogram or US or CT as indicated

For oral cancer: biopsy results

For facial deformity: plain skull films

Mater Adult Referral Form

Referrals can be faxed to 07 3163 8548.

Referral Categorisation

Available appointments are provided to our patients based on clinical priority

This should be used as a general guideline only – categorisation will be based on the individual referral.

PRIORITY SEMI-URGENT ROUTINE

-  Facial fractures

-  Oral malignancy

-  Soft tissue lesions

-  TMJ

-  Dento-alveolar pathology

Mater endeavours to see all priority patients within 30 days from GP referral

Mater endeavours to see all semi urgent patients within 3 months from GP referral

Mater endeavours to see all routine referrals within 12 months from GP referral

 

Our Specialists

Dr Benjamin Erzetic Faciomaxillary Surgeon

 

Bulk Billed Clinics

Mater Health Services offers patients the opportunity to attend bulk billed clinics. To provide your patient with the opportunity to attend a bulk billed specialist clinic, please provide a named referral to one of our specialists listed above.

Contact Us

If you wish to discuss a referral with a medical officer from this specialty, please contact 07 3163 8111 and ask to speak with a maxilla-facial registrar. 

Alternatively, contact the Clinical Nurse – Referral and Appointment Management Service on 07 3163 6866.

Content reviewed 23/12/15

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