Where do we go from here?
Now that the transmission of the COVID-19 virus in Australia is under control, we can start to prepare to offer treatment providing permanent relief from dental problems. Relaxation of level 2 restrictions, back to level 1 has taken place following the AHPPC meeting on 8th May 2020.
If you are in need of urgent treatment, please call us and we can try and prioritise patients in pain or who have facial swelling or infection. Treatment will be prioritised according to clinical needs.
Treatment will be available in three ways. The first will be in the practice under local anaesthetic for uncomplicated procedures. The second protocol is for patients who need to be unaware of the procedure under intravenous sedation in the practice. Finally those patients due for more complex surgery, treatment will be arranged at the Mater Day Surgery Unit under general anaesthetic.
Patients waiting for day surgery in the Mater will be contacted and a date offered for your procedure. Theatre time remains restricted as elective surgery is being reinstated slowly. Theatre time will increase as the COVID-19 testing in the community continues to demonstrate control of viral transmission.
If you are in need of urgent treatment, call us during our usual working hours, which are Mon-Thu 0830-1730 on 07 4725 1656. You can also contact our reception team by email on [email protected]
Thank you for your patience and understanding over the past 10 weeks. It has been a difficult time for everyone. We very much look forward to resuming our usual service and helping all our patients.
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