COVID-19 UPDATE - March 2021
At Paediatric Dental Care, we are committed to the delivery of timely, effective and appropriate dental care for children. During this time of heightened concern of transmission of COVID-19, we have made some changes to our practice to maintain the health and safety of our patients, caregivers and staff and to work as part of a broader effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19 within the community.
If any child or caregiver is too ill for school or work, the child’s appointment will need to be rescheduled. Similarly, if any patient or someone within the patient’s home is required to self isolate due their COVID-19 infection risk or is waiting on the result of a COVID-19 test, the appointment will need to be rescheduled. If your child has a dental emergency but is unwell, needs to isolate due to their medical health, or is in a period of quarantine, please contact our staff by phone and we will do our utmost to arrange appropriate emergency care.
As a paediatric health service provider, we understand that each patient often attends their appointment with several members of their family. We request that you attend our rooms with only one caregiver so that our waiting room is not too crowded. Additional adults that attend will be asked to wait outside of our rooms until the child’s appointment has finished. The Constable Hyde Memorial Garden and Playground is situated 200 meters east of our rooms (corner Tusmore Ave and Kensington Rd) and is a great place for additional visitors to spend some time while your child has their appointment with us.
To avoid the risk of transmission between visitors to our practice, we are very sad to report that we have removed the toys from our waiting room until further notice. We would encourage all families to bring something from your home to entertain your child during the period between your arrival and your consultation with our dentists.
The above changes have been made in reflection of recommendations by The Australian Government, Department of Health and the Australian Dental Association. They are the current best-known practice but may change as the experience within our community changes.