Corona Virus – Best Practice During Dental Inspections

With 298 confirmed cases of the deadly coronavirus in Australia, it’s particularly important to maintain a high standard of personal hygiene and awareness about how your proximity to others can increase or decrease your risk of contracting the COVID-19 virus. The government has issued several public warnings about travelling, contact with others and the spread of germs in large groups, which they hope will minimise and isolate the problem. Travel to China, Italy, the Republic of Korea and Iran is banned, as are group meetings of over 100 people. Self-isolation has been encouraged recently in an attempt to stop large groups of people meeting socially from contracting or spreading the virus.

Our staff are all undergoing emergency preparedness training with respect to the Coronavirus. We have been keeping up to date with all the latest Australian news and professional medical recommendations in order to provide the highest level of care for our patients. Your health and safety are important to us so we strive to remain ready for your visit despite any extra  precautions we’re obliged to take. Rigorous environmental cleaning has been undertaken at our clinic every day to ensure any residual germs or bacteria are removed before our next patient undergoes a session or diagnosis.

We have been preparing measures to ensure our dental treatments provide a minimum of risk to our patients. We sterilise all of our equipment before placing it in contact with humans and dispose all of our single-use equipment straight after use. We also use barrier techniques to prevent the spread of disease, bacteria and germs. All of our dental technicians will be wearing personal protective equipment before during and after your session to protect you and them from the spread of germs. Notably, eye protection, gloves and face masks will be worn at all times by our staff during your session.

We use autoclave cleaning devices to sterilise all of our reusable equipment with boiling hot steam. Autoclaves place instruments under so much heat and pressure that all bacteria are completely wiped out before the tools are used again by our dental practitioners. Before implements are placed in the autoclave they are cleaned thoroughly to make the autoclave’s job easier. We care about our patients at Sydney Park Dental and will continue to do everything in our power to ensure our hygiene levels are better than standard as the Coronavirus remains a problem. Please contact us  before your appointment if you have been travelling to a moderate or high-risk country. Be sure to wash your hands before entering our clinic and if you’re feeling sick please prioritise rescheduling your appointment. Avoid touching your eyes or your mouth and if you need to cough or sneeze, do so into your elbow to prevent the spread of germs.

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