Oral Health Alliance

The Oral Health Alliance is founded on the shared belief that future world-class clinical service, teaching and research is dependent on commitment to integration.

Through the Oral Health Alliance, UQ and Metro North Hospital and Health Service have leveraged opportunities flowing from the integration of clinical service delivery, clinical innovation and education and training of the next generation of the dental workforce in the pursuit of the highest standard of oral health care for the community.

By combining our expertise, knowledge and resources, we bring together complementary strengths and take the combined capacities and potential of both organisations to create a truly world class operation, leading the way in oral health. The Oral Health Alliance is a generational opportunity realised; uniting the clinical treatment capabilities of the health sector with the dental education and research capabilities of the School of Dentistry within the Oral Health Centre – the hub of the Oral Health Alliance.  

Alliances between universities and public health services are central to tackling the health issues of our future, harnessing the skills of each partner to transform service delivery to meet the expanding and complex needs of our community. It provides an opportunity to truly embed research into the health system; to pursue new knowledge, technologies and innovation.

Our approach represents best practice nationally and internationally, expanding our mission to include the elements of clinical service, teaching and research.

The organisational structures of both the School of Dentistry and Metro North Oral Health Services have adapted to match such a commitment, led by shared conjoint roles specifically developed to create an amalgam of strengths, expertise and reputation.

Oral Health Centre Patient Clinics

The Oral Health Centre is a world-class, award-winning dental services centre – the largest in size and scope in Australasia. The Centre is comprised of community patient clinics, research centres, and teaching spaces, and is purpose-built to deliver high quality patient treatment.

Patient clinics located at the Oral Health Centre are managed and operated by Metro North Oral Health Services.

Appointment enquiries can be directed to the Metro North Oral Health Services Call Centre on 1300 300 850.

The Oral Health Centre Patient Clinics are located at UQ’s Herston campus, at 288 Herston Road (corner of Bramston Terrace and Herston Road), Herston.

Level 3 is the main entry to the Patient Clinics via the elevated walkway from the Inner Northern Busway station.

The Oral Health Centre is across the street from the Inner Northern Busway station. The busway provides convenient access to public transport networks throughout Brisbane, with buses to the north and to the south travelling frequently at approximately every four minutes during normal business hours.

Travel by train

Roma Street Station is the most convenient station with a direct link to the Oral Health Centre via Platform One. The journey from Roma Street Station to the Inner Northern Busway station is a zone 1 journey.

You can also walk to the Oral Health Centre from the Fortitude Valley (Brunswick Street) Train Station. The walk is approximately 20 minutes via Brunswick Street and Bowen Bridge Road (approximately 1.5 km).

Travel by bus

Northern busway routes: The most convenient Northern Busway routes are 66, 330, 333 or 340. Once you arrive at the Inner Northern Busway on Platform Two, cross at the traffic lights and follow the elevated ramp which leads to the main patient entry for the Oral Health Centre.

Roma Street Station: Platform One is the connecting platform to travel the short distance to the Inner Northern Busway station. The journey from Roma Street to the Inner Northern Busway is a zone 1 journey.

Route 66: Bus route 66 travels between the Herston campus and the UQ St Lucia campus approximately every five minutes during normal teaching times. It stops at the Princess Alexandra and Mater hospitals, as well as at the Park Road/Boggo Road interchange, South Bank, the Cultural Centre and King George Square. The first bus on route 66 runs from Platform 1E of King George Square at 6.30am, with buses running every seven to 10 minutes during business hours.

King George Square: If departing from King George Square, buses for the Northern Busway leave from Platforms 1D and 1E. The first bus departs at 5.45am, with buses running every 15 minutes until 6.45am, after which buses run on routes 330 and 333 every five minutes during the day.

We recommend you confirm details on bus services using the Translink website or by phoning 131 230.

There are a number of on-street and secure parking options available. On-street parking is available along Herston Road and Gilchrist Avenue. Time limits and parking meter fines may apply along these streets. Off-street parking is provided by three independently owned and operated carparks:

To make an appointment, contact the Metro North Oral Health Services Call Centre on 1300 300 850.

Should you have feedback (comment, complaint or compliment) you wish to express in writing, please email Metro North Oral Health Services.