To our Rutherford Dental patients,
As the situation with the COVID-19 Coronavirus continues to evolve we would like to ask for your understanding and patience as there will be changes to our normal operations during this time. We will keep you updated as often as possible and will be contacting patients directly to reschedule appointments as required.
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.
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