Woodvale Park Dental is closely monitoring the ongoing corona virus (COVID-19) outbreak.
The health, safety, and well-being of our staff, patients and community is our top priority and are of the utmost importance.
Tele-consultations Now Available
In response to COVID-19 and the Australian Dental Association Level 3 restriction placed on all dental practices, we are now offering tele-consultations. Please contact us on (08) 9309 2339.
With tele-consultation, our dentists will use video communication, via Facetime, Whatsapp or Zoom to help answer questions you may have on your dental health.
Please be advised that a $60 fee will be payable to the reception at the time of booking.
Please note: private health insurance rebates may not be applicable at this time.
Please check the latest information on the Department of Health website at least daily https://www.health.gov.au/health-topics/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov
Common COVID-19 symptoms
Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a new virus that can cause an infection in people, including a severe respiratory illness. Many people who contract COVID–19 will suffer only mild symptoms. However early indications are that the elderly and people with pre-existing medical conditions are more at risk of experiencing severe symptoms.
To ensure your health and the health of our staff, we do follow usual universal precautions in our operatories and office.
We ensure all the advised disinfection protocols are strictly followed in our surgery.
For the protection of all our patients and staff due the recent outbreak of corona virus, we are requesting the following:
- If you have an illness or are exhibiting symptoms, we recommend you cancel and reschedule your dental appointment.
The most common symptoms reported include:
- Breathing difficulties such as breathlessness
- Sore throat
- Fatigue or tiredness.
- If you develop any of these symptoms, please call the dedicated hotline on 1800 675 398.
Please notify our staff before your appointment if you or someone you are in close contact with have recently returned from overseas, interstate or if you have been exposed to someone else who was diagnosed with COVID-19 or who was quarantined as a precaution.
Current Australian travel advice is do not travel internationally at this time.
See https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/crisis/covid-19-and-travel for further advice.
Advice on self-isolation for returned travellers is available here: https://www.health.gov.au/resources/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-isolation-guidance
- Wash hands often with soap and running water, for at least 20 seconds. Dry with paper towel or hand dryer.
- Try not to touch your eyes, nose or mouth.
- Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze.
If you don’t have a tissue cough or sneeze into your upper sleeve or elbow.
- Isolate yourself at home if you feel sick. If you take medication ensure you have adequate supplies.
- Phone your GP first if you need medical attention. They will tell you what to do.
- Continue healthy habits: exercise, drink water, get plenty of sleep.
- Don't wear a face mask if you are well.
- Buy an alcohol-based hand sanitiser with over 60 per cent alcohol.
- Get the flu shot (available April).
- Shaking hands is to be avoided!
- Avoid contact with people who are sick.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us immediately. The below links provide additional information regarding the coronavirus:
Our team will continue to monitor the situation and provide updated information when warranted.
Thank you for your patronage.