COVID-19 and your dental appointment
Updated: Mar 23, 2020
OUR NUMBER ONE PRIORITY IS TO PROTECT OUR PATIENTS AND STAFF
Additional precautions we have introduced:
Spacing our schedule to reduce the number of people present at one time
Providing alcohol-based hand sanitiser for patient use
Decontaminating commonly touched surfaces more regularly throughout the day
Providing patients with a pre-procedural mouth rinse prior to commencing treatment.
Removed magazines and toys from waiting area due to risk of contamination
Closely monitoring updates and recommendations from trusted sources
Please postpone non urgent appointments if:
You are unwell
Have a fever
Recent overseas travel from an COVID19 affected location within the 14 days
Arrived in Australia from midnight 15 March 2020 you must now self- isolate for 14 days
Been in contact with a confirmed case of COVID19
Suspected of infection
Serving a self-isolation period
Suspected of infection or currently serving self-isolation
Phone our practice and we will discuss the additional precautions required for the safe provision of emergency care.
A person confirmed to be infected will most likely be admitted to hospital. Should emergency treatment be required the hospital has the facilities needed to carry out emergency care safely.
You’re also welcome to contact the Australian Government Department of Health Coronavirus health information line on 1800 020 080 or visit the Department of Health website.