Victoria entered its 6th lockdown as of 8:00pm, Thursday 5 August for seven days. This current lockdown has now been extended for another seven days and is scheduled to end at 8:00pm on Thursday 19th August.
As your family dentists, we are committed to your dental health. Under the current Victorian regulations, dental practices are permitted to provide urgent and essential dental care. Essential dental care is when treatment is required to prevent a deterioration in functionality which would result in escalation of future care needs. As dental patients, you are permitted to visit our dental clinic (even if the dental practice is more than 5km away). We continue to provide urgent and essential dental care in Ringwood and continue to serve patients from all over Melbourne.
Effective from 11:59pm Thursday 15 July 2021 until 11:59pm Tuesday 27 July 2021 all of Victoria is in lockdown 5.0.
Dentists are authorised workers and allowed to work. However, Victorian dental practices are only permitted to provide urgent and essential dental care. Dental patients with urgent dental care needs are able to visit their preferred dentist (even if the dental practice is more than 5km away).
Please call our clinic on (03) 9870 8243 to discuss your dental care needs for triaging.
As of 11:59 Thursday, 27 May 2021, residents and businesses within the lockdown boundaries of Victoria will need to operate under circuit-breaker lockdown restrictions. At this stage, these restrictions are in place until 11:59 pm Thursday, 10 June 2021.
While Victorian dental practices are permitted to operate, they can only provide urgent and necessary dental care during the circuit-breaker lockdown. Under these restrictions, dental patients are able to visit their dentist for necessary dental care, even if the preferred dentist is more than 5km away.
The Victorian government has imposed state-wide Stage 4 lockdown restrictions which came into effect from 11:59pm Wednesday 12th February for a period of five days. As such, dental care restrictions apply to all public and private dental services in Melbourne.
As of 28th September 2020, dental services restrictions have been eased in metropolitan Melbourne, including the eastern suburbs of Melbourne.
Metropolitan Melbourne dentists can recommence all dental treatments for patients (with no epidemiological or clinical risk factors for COVID-19 infection transmission) in accordance with ADA Level 1 dental restriction guidelines.
The landscape of the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve. With the spike in COVID-19 cases in Victoria, comprehensive public health measures aimed at trying to control and/or minimise the spread of Coronavirus have been re-instated as of 8 July 2020 in Victoria. Many essential health services including dental clinics and dentists once again face changes to the way dental care is provided.
As the landscape of the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve, there have been a comprehensive range of public health measures, aimed at trying to control and/or minimise the spread of Coronavirus in Australia. As such, many essential health services including dental care have had significant changes made to the way dental clinics and dentists operate over this period.