Dear patients and families,
Thank you for your patience and understanding during our recent shut-down period. We are relieved to be able to inform you that the Australian Dental Association has made the decision to ease restrictions on our practice from Level 3 to Level 2. This will mean that we are able to perform a greater variety of orthodontic procedures although there are still restrictions in place for some procedures.
Some patients were already contacted during our shut-down period to re-schedule their appointment- at this stage we are advising patients to keep this re-scheduled appointment. If it becomes possible to see you earlier, we will contact you. If you were not contacted by us recently, then please keep your existing appointment.
Please be assured that our practice is following the most up-to-date protocols in accordance with the Australian Dental Association Managing COVID-19 Guidelines, and the restrictions are in place to reduce community infection risk as part of public health policy. In line with these policies, we ask that you reschedule:
1. If you feel unwell, including but not limited to symptoms of COVID-19 such as fever, cough, sore throat or shortness of breath;
2. If you have had any contact with a confirmed or suspected case of COVID-19 in the past 14 days;
3. If you have returned from overseas or interstate travel in the past 14 days.
We look forward to seeing you soon!
The Hills Orthodontics Team