Sept 28th – Easing of Restrictions to Level Two
Today, the Premier of Victoria and the Health Minister flagged changes to Dentistry in metropolitan Melbourne, to apply from September 28th 2020.
Excerpts of the statement from earlier today read as follows:
“Further changes will also mean an easing of restrictions for dental and allied health services in metropolitan Melbourne during the Second Step, from 28 September.
This mean dental services in Melbourne will be able to resume non-urgent procedures such as routine examinations, temporary fillings, simple extractions, preventive procedures like fluoride varnish and hand scaling, and dentures and orthodontic treatments…During the Third Step, most dental and allied health services will be able to recommence with a COVIDSafe plan…”
The Australian Dental Association have clarified that while Level 2 restrictions allows the aforementioned procedures, it still has some limitations involving aerosol generating procedures such as use of rubber dam, no ultrasonic scaling of teeth, and some dental extractions.
Bay Road Dental has been operating with a COVID safe plan since April 2020. We will be doing our best over the next few days to keep you all informed, while prioritising the patients who have been placed on our priority lists these last few weeks. Please be patient with our admin team as we respond to these announcements.