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Royal Dental Hospital

Melbourne's Dental Hospital began as a single room in Lonsdale Street in 1890, opposite the (Royal) Melbourne Hospital. Called the Melbourne Dental Hospital until its royal charter in 1969, it was formed to provide free or low-cost dental treatment for Melbourne's poor and to provide teaching resources for dental education. After being located in Spring Street for 56 years, it moved to Parkville in 1963, and Swanston Street, Carlton, in 2003. Once the only source of public dentistry, it continues to be the major provider in an era of decentralised services managed by Dental Health Services Victoria (DHSV).

Jamie Robertson