At Dental on George, we consider the safety and health of our patients and staff as our utmost priority. Given the current global COVID-19 pandemic, we are taking extra measures to help slow the spread such as:
- Ensuring patients to use the hand sanitiser located at our reception area
- Requiring any staff who have been overseas to self-isolate for 14 days upon arrival in Australia
- Continuing to follow a high standard of sanitation and infection control throughout the surgery
If you feel you need to be seen by one of the dentists, both Dr. Kam and Dr. Ali are happy to answer your call to discuss the next steps. You can contact:
Dr. Ali on 0412691254, and
Dr. Kam on 0403035999.
Video consultations can and will be made available wherever necessary.
Given the dynamic nature of the situation, rest assured that we are closely monitoring and following guidelines as set by the Department of Health. If you have questions or concerns regarding COVID-19, please call the National Coronavirus Helpline at 1800 020 080 or visit https://www.wa.gov.au/government/coronavirus-covid-19 for up-to-date info. Please keep Triple Zero (000) for emergencies only.
At present, the guidelines from the Department of Health and the Australian Dental Association is that all dental surgeries must close their doors to all routine treatments which will be deferred to a later date. If you have an upcoming appointment one of our front office coordinators will be in touch with you to discuss the next steps.
The only treatments that we can currently carry out are:
- Management of patients with acute dental pain e.g. endodontic treatment under rubber dam, or extraction.
- Management of significantly damaged upper front teeth (e.g. due to trauma, with the restorative treatment provided under rubber dam
- Soft tissue pathology e.g. ulcers
- Management of complex medically compromised patients with dental concerns which may compromise their systemic disease
- Management of those at a higher risk of rapid progression of dental disease due to socioeconomic or cultural factors
- Management of patients referred by a medical practitioner for medically necessary dental care
What is COVID-19?
Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is the disease caused by the new virus SARS-CoV-2. It can spread from person to person via respiratory droplets (for example, when a close contact sneezes or coughs) or contact with contaminated hands, surfaces, or objects. You can find out more here: COVID-19 FAQs
I have an upcoming emergency appointment. Should I be cautious?
If you have returned from any overseas travel in the last 14 days, we request that you reschedule your appointment for at least 14 days from your arrival in Australia. Please contact us on (08) 93393047 to arrange your new appointment. If you develop a fever, cough, sore throat, or shortness of breath within your period of self-isolation, please call your GP, local emergency department, or the Coronavirus hotline on 1800 020 080. When you call, inform them of your travel history. Even if you did not travel overseas, we encourage you to reschedule your appointment to 2 weeks later if you are feeling unwell. If you develop any flu-like symptoms, please call your GP or emergency department first for advice.