The information below is valid as of 10am 27/03/2020
The outbreak of COVID-19 (corona virus) across the world has impacted many industries within the economy. There is a high level of anxiety across our society and the situation and regulatory recommendations are changing nearly every day.
Are Dental Surgeries Still Open?
The Australian Health Protection Principal Committee has mandated Level 3 restrictions on dental practices across Australia. Level 3 restrictions mean we are only able to see specific types of emergency patients. For the time being, we will not be seeing patients for general cleans, regular check-ups and non-urgent fillings among other things. Many dental practices have closed but we have decided to remain open to service the community where we can in this difficult situation. The situation may change and updates will be provided as they do. Please speak to our staff if you believe you require urgent or emergency treatment.
What measures are we taking to minimise the risk of transmission of COVID-19?
Our normal strict infection control protocols within the clinics and the sterilisation of reusable instruments do minimise the risk of the transmission of viruses such as COVID-19. These protocols meet the standards required by the NHMRC Australian Guidelines for the Prevention and Control of Infection in Healthcare, the ADA Guidelines for Infection Control, the AS/NZ 4815, and the Dental Board of Australia Guidelines on Infection Control.
In addition to these measures we:
– Have restricted patient numbers to only emergencies in line with Level 3 restrictions.
– Have increased environmental cleaning of hard surfaces including at the reception desk and patient waiting rooms.
– Are screening all staff and patients with regards to their travel history, current health status, and contact with confirmed cases prior to them attending our clinics.
– Have increased staff training to ensure all protocols are followed and a high standard is maintained.
– Have modified our waiting rooms to ensure social distancing.
Should I still Attend for my Appointment?
We are restricting appointments to emergency treatments only. For the time being, we will not be seeing patients for general cleans, regular check-ups and non-urgent fillings among other things. Please speak to our staff if you are unsure if you should attend for your appointment.
– If you are you currently experiencing any flu-like symptoms such as fever, dry cough, runny nose or shortness of breath OR
– Have you been overseas in the last 14 days OR
– Have you been in close contact with a person with confirmed COVID-19 while infectious, during the past 14 days
You must not attend for your dental appointment. Please speak to our staff regarding your future appointments.
Liverpool: 9602 3339
Tahmoor: 4681 8384
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Campbelltown: 4629 1900
Double Bay: 9327 1777
Leppington: 9199 9690