At Dental at Joondalup we take your health and safety very seriously.
As the situation has evolved with COVID-19 we’ve introduced several measures to keep are you safe.
We are dedicated to our local community to provide dental treatment with appropriate precautions.
It is important you complete your treatment that the dentist has recommended, as deferring eligible procedures may cause further issues such as toothache that lead to loss of teeth or root canal therapy.
This advice is based on the most up-to-date regulation from the Government of Australia, Dental Board of Australia, and Australian Dental Association.
As per the Australian Dental Association; services that can be performed:
Provision of dental treatments that are unlikely to generate aerosols or where aerosols have minimal saliva / blood due to rubber dam.
- Extractions (simple),
- Cleaning (with hand or manual scaling),
- Management of soft tissue and jaw pain
- Denture procedures
- Topical fluoride
- Orthodontic treatment,
- Root canal treatment,
- Others under the guidance of a dentist
We will be deferring:
- Elective dental implant placement
- Aerosol creating procedures
- Several aesthetic treatments
Some of the measures implemented at the practice include:
- Standard infection control procedures to reduce the spread of infection
- The use of protective equipment for all treatments
- Strengthening our cleaning procedures to promote regular use of antibacterial sanitiser and surface wipes
- Removing our kid’s area and magazines
- Introducing protocols to minimise human interaction in the front office such as electronically sending receipts and plans.
- Screening patients and workers who are deemed high risk according to the government advice
- As much as we love connecting with you, handshakes are no longer commonplace. We are able to assist you with an elbow tap or foot tap.
In addition to the minimum requirements we are:
- Working towards minimising the generation of aerosols and using high-speed evacuation
- Using rubber dam more frequently for routine dental procedures
- Using manual instrumentation which reduces aerosols
- Routinely asking patients to wash hands and sanitise prior to treatment
- Completing a mouth rinse prior to treatment, and following treatment.
We ask that you please ring us today to reschedule the appointment if you:
- returned from overseas travel in the past 14 days
- felt unwell, including but not limited to symptoms of COVID-19 such as fever, cough, sore throat or shortness of breath
- had any contact with a confirmed or suspected case of COVID-19 in the past 14 days
We may need to defer your appointment if you are:
- over 70 years of age
- have been diagnosed with an immunocompromised condition
Updated 23 March 2020