How dentistry has changed post Covid

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to wreak havoc on the globe, the dental community in Australia has been adapting to the ever-changing circumstances. While each state and territory has faced its unique set of challenges, Canberra has emerged successful in implementing safe practices.

Since last year, the Australian Dental Association has relaxed restrictions to Level 1 for Canberra dental practices. This means that practices can resume offering a broad range of dental treatments, provided they maintain strict safety protocols.

We remain Vigilant and Work Closely with Patients to Ensure your Safety

At Molongo Dental Surgery, we are known for our unwavering commitment to delivering safe, high-quality, and professional dental care to the community.

Mindful of the continued impact of Covid-19 on Dentistry and the safety of our patients, we have slowly and carefully reopened our doors while maintaining the highest levels of safety and sanitation possible.

Patients can once again book appointments for a wide range of dental treatments, including general dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, children’s dentistry, restorative treatments, dental implants, sleep apnoea treatment, and wisdom tooth extraction.

However, despite the eased restrictions, the practice remains highly vigilant in the knowledge that the virus primarily spreads through oral and nasal functions. As healthcare professionals, we work closely with patients to ensure optimal oral health during this time.

Your Safety Comes First

The practice urges patients who feel unwell or have been in contact with anyone who has tested positive to defer their appointments. Those at high risk for the disease should also delay appointments.

Molonglo Dental Surgery has implemented a robust set of coronavirus precautions to protect the health and wellbeing of its staff and patients.

These measures include thorough cleaning and disinfecting of all surfaces and instrumentation, proper disposal of all single-use instruments, wearing proper disposable PPE, practicing sufficient hand-washing and hygiene, adding sufficient time gaps between appointments to prevent overlap, and reducing patients’ time in the practice by collecting medical and general health information prior to the appointment.

Patients are also requested not to bring others along to their appointments unless absolutely necessary.

If others do come along, they are asked to kindly wait outside or in the car to reduce the number of people in the practice at any given time.

HEPA Air Filtration and Online Appointments

As the coronavirus continues to pose a threat, dental offices across Australia are adopting extensive disinfection protocols to protect their patients and staff. Since respiratory droplets are a primary transmission method for the virus, dental offices must dedicate time between appointments to complete thorough cleaning.

At Molonglo Dental Surgery, we have invested in HEPA air filtration systems that clean the air of any respiratory droplets, ensuring a safe environment for routine dental care.

In addition, we have adapted to the pandemic by developing an online appointment system. Patients can now book an appointment with a dental hygienist online to discuss their oral health and receive guidance and clinical information.

While maintaining oral health must be done in-office, virtual patient care offers a significant advantage during these unprecedented times.

In conclusion, Molonglo Dental Surgery is your community Canberra dentist, and we look forward to welcoming patients back to their practice. For any further questions regarding the practice’s pandemic protocols, please get in touch with our staff today.

By prioritising safety and adapting to new challenges, Molonglo Dental Surgery continues to provide essential oral health care to our patients in the post-Covid-19 era.

To book an appointment with our Friendly Dentist in Molonglo Valley, Canberra. Contact Molonglo Dental Surgery at 02 6287 1222.  

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