COVID - 19 Updates

COVID -19 Update 7 August 2020 Following the Federal Government Stage 4 restrictions in metropolitan Melbourne starting 6 August, the Australian Dental Association has advised that dental services must be further restricted. • Dental services are an essential service • You may travel more than 5km to reach your dentist • You may only visit for necessary dental care • DO NOT delay dental care if you have dental problems • Some issues may be resolved via telehealth - Call the practice 9758 5641 - Call Jodie 0408 310 608 We would like to reassure you that we are maintaining our high infection control standards, and that our dental practice remains one of the most hygienic and safe places you can be. It is safe to come to the dentist. At Dobson Dental we continue to take the Coronavirus Pandemic very seriously. We have ongoing additional measures to ensure that our staff and patients’ safety is protected. In accordance with recent guidelines provided by the Australian Dental Association (ADA), the World Health Organisation (WHO), and the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) we are continuing with current protocols as outlined below. What we are doing to reduce risk: • Extending appointment times to allow for extra cleaning between patients across the whole practice - this will also reduce the number of people in the building at any one time • Pre-screening of patients over the phone for covid-19 risk factors and symptoms • Upon attending the clinic, you will be asked to use alcohol hand gel, then in the treating room wash your hands with soap and water • We have removed all magazines, books and toys to prevent cross contamination • Patients will be required to rinse with hydrogen peroxide mouthwash immediately prior to treatment to reduce any potential viral load in the saliva What we need from you: • Please inform us if you have recently returned from overseas – we will reschedule your visit • Monitor your health and advise us over the phone if you are feeling unwell – we cannot and will not treat patients infected with Covid-19, or at any risk of infection with Covid-19. • Please use cards for payment wherever possible to reduce cross contamination from bank notes • CORONAVIRIS HOTLINE 1800 675 398 Please contact us for any questions or concerns, or to reschedule an appointment. 03 9758 5641 info@dobsondental.net.au


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