NOTES REGARDING COVID-19

Please note that we only have personal protective equipment suitable for low-risk cases (see below).

Confirmed or probable COVID-19 cases requiring treatment should be managed in an acute hospital with an OMFS registrar. Please contact The Royal Melbourne Hospital, Austin Hospital, Dandenong Hospital, Monash Medical Centre, St Vincent’s Hospital, University Hospital Geelong – Barwon, Footscray Hospital – Western Health, or The Royal Children’s Hospital.

  

For the health and safety of the community, we have introduced some precautionary measures at our practice. These include temperature checks, hand sanitisers, pre-procedural mouthrinsing, social distancing in the waiting room, regular disinfection of surfaces and door handles, use of air purifiers and asking patients to attend their appointments with minimal accompanying persons.

  

       

Low-risk case: A person with no clinical or epidemiological risk factors.

Clinical criteria: Fever (≥37.5°C), or history of fever (e.g. night sweats, chills) OR acute respiratory infection (e.g. cough, shortness of breath, sore throat) OR loss of smell or loss of taste. 

Epidemiological criteria:  In the 14 days prior to illness onset:

• Close contact of Covid-19 cases

• International arrivals

• Domestic and international aircrew

• Workers in managed quarantine facilities

   

We do not have the personal protective equipment required to attend to patients who are confirmed, suspected or close contact cases of COVID-19.

We will not be able to attend to you if you or any accompanying person feel unwell, have a fever or any flu-like symptoms (e.g. cough, sore throat, runny nose) on the day of an appointment. In such situations, please cancel and reschedule the appointment. Even if you are asymptomatic, we may decide to reschedule your appointment if our oral examination suggests that you may be a suspect case.

  

For more information about COVID-19 in Victoria, please click on the link below.