The Federal Government has announced a move back to Level 2 restrictions, effective from 28 April 2020.
We will be contacting our patients who had urgent and elective treatment suspended during the month of April and will be scheduling them for appointments over the next few weeks. Our surgery will be open 6 days a week with extended hours to cater for increased safety measures.
The additional safety measures we have adopted include:
- Encouraging Online Form Submissions
- Encouraging 1 accompanying parent per child
- Staff and Patient screening
- Reduced wait times and crowds in the clinic
- Ensuring distance between families
- Our staff will wear appropriate Personal Protective Equipment
- Our staff will be following Stringent Disinfection and Sterilisation Protocols
- For all patients who are either unwell, or may be at risk of COVID-19, we will continue to perform teleconsultations
What do Level 2 Restrictions mean?
The easing of restrictions to Level 2 is directed by the Australian Health Protection Principal Committee (AHPPC) and the National Cabinet. The Level is based on their assessment of transmission risk and the needs of the broader community.
A level 2 restriction still places some limitations on dental practices. However, most procedures in paediatric dentistry can be performed during this time. This includes, most fillings, crowns, extractions, fissure sealants, recall examinations and cleans.
What procedures will need to wait until Level 2 restrictions are lifted?
There are a limited number of procedures which will have to wait until Level 2 restrictions have been lifted. These include the use of an Ultrasonic Scaler, fillings performed without the use of a Rubber Dam and surgical extractions.