In line with guidelines from the Australian Government and the Australian Dental Association, Albany Dental would like to keep our patients up-to-date with how we are managing the current COVID-19 outbreak.
We have two points we would like to mention today.
First and foremost, We would like to remind our patients that Albany Dental has always had the highest infection control standards and we continue to maintain and adapt these as more information is released about COVID-19. We are well stocked with masks, gloves and antibacterial cleaning products despite global shortages. We will continue to ensure the safety of and protect all staff and patients.
• All surfaces within the practice including reception and waiting room will be disinfected every hour.
• We have also removed all magazines and toys from the surgeries and waiting room as precautionary measures.
• Hand sanitiser will be made available for our patients to use during and after their visit.
• A pre-treatment hydrogen peroxide mouth rinse will be supplied at the start of every appointment to every patient to minimise cross-contamination.
If in doubt, we suggest staying home. It is essential that we all work together to try to minimise the spread of this pandemic.
Secondly, we ask that if you have been overseas, or in close contact with someone who has been overseas, that you observe the Government’s mandatory 14-day self-isolation requirement. Please call us to defer your appointment until after that time period.
We also ask that regardless of your travel history, if you have flu-like symptoms such as fever, cough, widespread body aches, sore throat, stuffy/runny nose, vomiting or diarrhoea that you phone us to defer your appointment until you have been 100% well for 48 hours or have had a negative Coronavirus test.
If you have questions, it is best to call your GP or Healthdirect on 1800 022 222.
We thank everyone for their understanding in this unprecedented time.