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Maxillo-Facial - public patients


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 Soft Tissue Lesions of oral cavity

  • Salivary Glands: sialogram or US or CT as indicated
  • Oral Cancer: biopsy results

For Dento-alveolar pathology: Plain x-rays OPG +/- CT or MRI 

For facial deformity: plain skull films

For TMJ Dysfunction: Plain xrays OPG +/- CT or MRI

Mater Adult Referral Form

Referrals can be sent by:

Secure messaging           Medical Objects:   HM4101000R8

                                     HealthLink EDI:      materref                                                                                             

Fax                                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.


-  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 would like to discuss a referral, including clinical criteria, or update the status of a current patient please contact our priority GP phone line on 07 3163 2200 

Content reviewed 23/12/15


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