8th May 2020 – IMPORTANT COVID-19 UPDATE
As of Friday 8th May 2020, the Australian Health Protection Principal Committee (AHPPC) has approved a change from level 2 to level 1 restrictions for dental practitioners in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.
What does this mean for our patients?
Under level 1 restrictions, all dental treatments using standard precautions can now be performed on patients who do not meet epidemiological or clinical risk factors for COVID-19.
Despite the easing of restrictions, we are continuing to maintain similar precautions to minimise risk and keep our patients safe. These precautions include:
- Telephone screening by our dentists, Loc or Laura, or staff prior to scheduling appointments.
- Spacing between appointments to restrict contact between patients arriving and leaving the practice. This will also allow us adequate time for disinfection of our treatment rooms.
- Upon arrival, a staff member will ask you to sanitise your hands before to entering our treatment rooms. An antibacterial mouth-rinse will also be provided prior to commencing any dental treatment.
It is important that you do not attend for treatment if you have been in contact with someone diagnosed with COVID-19 or are experiencing symptoms including cough, fever, sore throat or difficulty in breathing.
We ask you to please attend for treatment alone or bring along minimal additional persons, so we can continue to carry out social distancing in our waiting room.
Please know that the staff here are Braddon Dental Surgery are here to continue helping you care for your oral health. We ask that you are patient with us during this time, and do not hesitate to contact us if you have any concerns or queries.
DUE TO CURRENT PRACTICE RESTRICTIONS, THE SURGERY WILL BE TEMPORARILY CLOSED ON SATURDAYS UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
For emergencies or enquiries, please contact the surgery on (02) 6257 3072.
Why choose Braddon Dental Surgery
At Braddon Dental Surgery we pride ourselves on offering a comfortable and professional service for
you and your family. We offer a range of services from general checkups to cosmetic veneers and
believe having healthy teeth and gums is the key to general well being and happiness. For more information on our staff and services,
call into our surgery in Canberra’s popular Braddon Street or contact us today to make an appointment.