Welcome to our COVID-19 post, where you can find all the updates about our operations.
As of 1 November 2021:
We continue to be your dentist Maitland, and will always have the highest level of hygiene and safety standards to keep everyone safe.
As of 29 August 2021:
Given the current lockdown in Newcastle, the Hunter and surrounds, we will be open for medically necessary procedures only Monday to Friday. Please call the surgery on 4932 8366 for an appointment. We will continue to monitor the situation and will update our operating procedures accordingly.
There is more information here on the restrictions in Newcastle, Cessnock, Dungog, Lake Macquarie, Maitland, Muswellbrook, Port Stephens and Singleton local government areas.
There is also more information here from the Australian Dental Association about how to continue to care for your teeth.
Stay safe and we look forward to seeing you all soon. Even in these trying times, we’re still your dentist Maitland!
As of 4 August 2020:
We are still open for all procedures! You can come in for your 6 monthly checkups, scale and clean, fillings, dentures, crowns, etc.
We are still using the highest quality masks and other protective equipment – your health and wellbeing are our top priority.
Visit us today – we’re your dentist Maitland!
As of 11 May 2020:
We are open for all procedures! You can come in for your 6 monthly checkups, scale and clean, fillings, dentures, crowns, etc. We are so excited to see our patients again!
However, if you do have COVID-19 or suspect you might have it, please call us to defer your appointment.
If you are looking for an emergency appointment with a Maitland dentist, please give us a call and we can discuss your treatment.
We also continue to update our Facebook page so please ‘like’ the page to receive all of our updates.
We want to assure you that the health of our patients is still our absolute top priority and we will continue to help the Maitland dental community in any way we can. We’re YOUR dentist Maitland!
As of 27 April 2020:
Great news – we are now able to see our patients for an extended range of dental work (e.g. fillings and dentures), as well as dental emergencies.
Unfortunately, we still can’t see you for your regular 6 monthly check-ups or very invasive work (e.g. implants).
If you are unsure about whether or not we can see you, please ring us on 02 4932 8366 with any questions.
This is a trying time with lots of uncertainty and we have had lots of questions from our community, such as: Are Rutherford dentists still open? Where is there an emergency dentist in Maitland? Where can I find an open dentist Rutherford? Can I see a dentist in Maitland for a toothache during Corona virus? Is my local Rutherford dentist open for emergencies? Can I get a filling in Maitland during COVID-19? Can I get my dentures fixed in Rutherford or Maitland during Corona virus?
Wow! The list goes on and on. The best thing we can advise is to ring us and we will discuss your treatment.
Stay safe and we hope to see you soon.
As of 9 April 2020:
We are still able to see emergency appointments! Please ring us 02 4932 8366 with any questions.
We have received lots of questions such as: are dentists open in Maitland? Where can I get emergency dental treatment in Rutherford? Is it safe to see a dentist?
Rutherford Dental are proud to still be offering emergency dental appointments for Maitland. Dr Gen is still making sure she can fit in all emergency patients and we will still see you until the government increases the restrictions. We will always comply with all safety standards and you can rest assured that you are safe with us. If you want more information about safety and what is a dental emergency, the Australian Dental Association (ADA) has a few great resources:
- Answers to the questions – what is emergency dental treatment and is it safe to visit the dentist?
- Some great tips to stop the spread of COVID-19 including links to NSW resources; and
- Other frequently asked questions.
As of 1 April 2020:
This is a really good article which explains some of the issues dentists have been having regarding protective equipment. We still have enough masks to keep our patients, staff and dentists safe. If you have any questions or concerns please contact us immediately as things are changing so quickly.
As of 30 March 2020:
We have received another update from the ADA and have moved into stage 3 restrictions on our services. We are now able to perform emergency procedures only. We are still committed to Rutherford and Maitland dental care and want to help our patients as best we can.We will still be open during the week but times will be limited. Please give us a ring as soon as possible if there is anything you would like to discuss. Our opening hours and contact details can be found here. Below is a video update from Dr Gen with more information. Stay safe and we’ll get back in contact soon.
If you are looking for an emergency appointment with a Maitland dentist, please give us a ring and we can discuss your treatment.
As of 25 March 2020:
We have received an update from our industry body (the Australian Dental Association or the ADA), who has been in direct contact with the Chief Medical Officer of Australia to develop a plan for the dental industry.
We are considered an essential service and will continue to provide health care to the community using a staged approach, in order to maximise the safety of patients and staff. This means that if the COVID-19 virus spreads further we will move through the stages and will be reducing the procedures we can perform. The stage and allowable procedures will be communicated to us by the ADA.
We are currently on stage 2 according to the ADA guidelines – so what does this mean for our patients?
We can perform the following:
- Clinically necessary dental treatment to relieve pain, infection and discomfort.
We cannot perform the following:
- Routine dental treatment that is non-urgent and will not impact on the dental or general health of the patient (e.g. 6 monthly recalls, scale and polish, and bleaching)
We are committed to your safety and will continue with our stringent protocols with regards to infection control and have also put in place additional measures to limit exposure to COVID-19.
This is a difficult time for us all. Please ring us on (02) 4932 8366 to make an appointment. You can also ring us with any questions or concerns you may have regarding your treatment. We are always happy to help in any way we can.
With the warmest regards,
Dr Nawrot, Dr Gen and the rest of the team at Rutherford Dental