#covid19update - 01

Updated: Sep 29, 2021

In this series of posts, we talk about our latest COVID-safe dental practices, key issues around dentistry during lockdown, requirements and restrictions as well as other issues to help better understand the dental services available to you.


Update on 09/08/2021: We are open as normal again! 🥳


Dentist Nambour Covid-19 Update

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How has Blackall Terrace Dental been affected?

Following the lockdown of the 11 Local Government Areas (LGAs) in South East Queensland from 02.08.21 to 08.08.21, only certain businesses are able to continue operating. As a healthcare service provider, we continue to stay open, but there are restrictions to help keep our patients, staff and community safe.


On 2 August 2021 and in response to the lockdown, the Australian Dental Association (ADA) implemented Level 3 restrictions to all dental practices within the affected areas for the duration of the lockdown. At Blackall Terrace Dental in Nambour, we take the safety of patients, the team and visitors very seriously and abide by the most recent government and ADA guidelines. With that in mind, we have introduced the Level 3 restrictions across the practice during the lockdown period.


What are Level 3 restrictions?

The restrictions relate to the way your dentist uses aerosols and their dental equipment; the areas of the mouth being treated; the management of higher risk dental issues; and other specifically identified dental appointments. The ADA Level 3 restrictions are in place for dentists and their teams to triage patients and create safe treatment, so we encourage patients to call or get in touch with us and our team will help you find the right appointment.


What does this mean for patients with an appointment during lockdown?

We are contacting everyone with upcoming appointments directly. We will either reschedule the appointment for a time to suit them after the lockdown, or advise that they can still attend. Patients may still attend if their visit is not for treatment currently restricted by the Level 3 ADA guidelines. If you are concerned or have any questions about an upcoming appointment, please call us on 07 5441 3583.


Can I get an urgent dental appointment?

If you are in need of treatment for dental pain, fractures, loose/knocked-out teeth or other urgent dental needs then please call our team on 07 5441 3583 or submit your urgent request online. The key questions we ask help us find the best course of action before offering the next appropriate appointment.


Am I allowed to leave lockdown for a dental appointment?

As per the South East Queensland LGAs 8-day lockdown, "residents in these areas must stay at home except for the following key reasons: . . . 4. Healthcare, including to get a COVID-19 test or vaccination, or to provide help, care or support to a vulnerable person, or for an end-of-life visit to a hospital or aged care facility." Taken from www.covid19.qld.gov.au on 02.08.21. That means that as long as you have spoken to our team who have confirmed that your appointment can continue under ADA Level 3 restrictions and you are following general COVID guidelines, you may attend Blackall Terrace Dental


If you have any questions or queries about attending Blackall Terrace Dental in Nambour, please contact us and we will get back to you as soon as possible. Learn about what we are doing to help keep patients, our team and the community safe during COVID-19 here.

 

Blackall Terrace Dental in Nambour provide clinical excellence, individualised care and a friendly environment for patients to experience the best in modern dental treatment.

Call: (07) 5441 3583

Visit: 87 Blackall Terrace Dental, Nambour, Queensland 4560

E-mail: info@blackallterracedental.com.au