Emergency Arrangements at Australind Dental Centre
As you may have heard, Dentistry in Australia has been directed by the Council of Chief Health Officers (AHPPC) and the Dental Board of Australia (DBA), that all dental practices implement Level 3 guidelines as published by the Australian Dental Association (ADA).
Put simply, we can ONLY treat people with a strong toothache, a significant mouth injury, painful ulcers or those that are at high risk of infection or bodily complications.
Australind Dental Centre
We are sorry that we are limited to this and please don’t be offended if we are unable to see you at this time for other matters.
Starting on Monday the 6th April we will have a receptionist taking calls from 9am until 12pm weekdays and non public holidays, if you have an emergency, and we may be available to treat you in the afternoon. This system will be reviewed weekly.
We offer Emergency Dental and
Tele-Dentistry Service Only
Due to COVID-19
We are also setting up a Tele-Dentistry Service so that you can call our usual number in the morning to arrange a consultation by phone or video link. This will be billed to defray our significant overhead costs.
Both services will be limited to existing patients due to staffing requirements, existing records to refer to and to look after our loyal customer base.
If you have been in contact with someone in self isolation or is positive for COVID-19, or have a cough, fever, shortness of breath, sore throat or other cold symptoms we will be unable to see you but may be able to direct you where care is available. Or more likely you may just need advice via Tel-dentistry.
Prevention is the key so please brush more often, floss and clean between the teeth more often and think before you eat- how much sugar is in this and how crunchy is this food! Am I snacking too much since I’m at home? We will do our best to look after you and we all know this is only a temporary crisis so please look after yourself and your teeth. Best wishes from Tim, Hanlie, Margaret and Laura.
We make a visit to the dentist as comfortable as possible.
Our surgeries are fitted out with the latest dental equipment and facilities to make your dental visit as comfortable and relaxing as possible. We have ceiling mounted televisions for you to watch and our ergonomic dental chairs even have an optional massage setting!
Our reception area has a selection of recent magazines as well as a few toys for the little ones. We have ample on-site parking, both at the front and back of our premises, including disabled parking by the front door. Our practice provides easy wheelchair access for patients with a large surgery and disabled toilet facilities.