Dentists are used to following stringent infection control procedures to prevent transmission of infectious diseases, both respiratory and blood borne. They use “universal precautions” which assume that all patients may have an infection even though most won’t.
There are additional precautions with the COVID19 pandemic called “transmission based precautions” because there is a risk of aerosols carrying the virus either infecting staff or landing on surfaces in the dental surgery.
Many dental practices aren’t designed for this level of protection but Riverside Dental Spa differs in that it is the only practice on the Central Coast that has this trifecta of infection control capabilities:
· An airborne infection isolation (“ negative pressure”) room,
· Special “virus-killer” air filtration systems (HEPA/UV)
· N95 face masks, gowns, face shields, hair covers, boot covers, level 3 masks
We have always taken our infection control procedures seriously, and were among the first practices to achieve national accreditation, but during this global pandemic we have stepped it up to a new level. Our highest priority is the safety of our team and our Central Coast community and Riverside Dental Spa is a practice where you can feel confident in our protocols and safe to attend.
We are closely monitoring the COVID19 situation and responding immediately to community transmission rate data and direction from the Australian Dental Association (ADA). Riverside Dental Spa has remained open throughout the Level 3 restrictions to dental practice where many practices were forced to close. Life threatening emergencies can emerge in patients with dental infections if left untreated. It was our goal to serve the Central Coast community and prevent patients from needing to attend the hospital if they were in dental pain.
Monday 27th April represents an easing to level 2 restrictions which will mean that we are able to see our patients for most treatments. Hygiene appointments are still being deferred until the Australian Health Protection Principal Committee (AHPPC) deem that we can move down to level 1. The team at Riverside Dental Spa look forward to seeing you soon.