COVID-19 is impacting our community in many ways. We, Central Canberra Dentists, focus and prioritise to protect the health and wellbeing of our community who we have been charged to care for. This is an unprecedented situation and, as the situation evolves and information at hand changes, so too will our dental policies and guidelines.
On the 23rd of March, the ADA advices us that dental practices should immediately restrict dental treatment to non-aerosol generating procedures and consider the type of patients that receive treatment wherever possible. We immediately put them into practice, because we would prefer to err on the side of caution. We have cancelled and continue to cancel appointments on a weekly basis until further notice. We hope that practicing safe under this restriction is understandable at this time for our patients who recently got in touch with us. We currently open only several hours in the midday. We will continue to communicate changes as required.
A couple of announcements:
- We are providing alcohol gel and wipes at the front desk for inhouse guests only.
- We give away sample size toothpaste tubes to whoever is in need. We limit 5 tubes per person.