Dental care during the COVID-19 pandemic
Dental clinics are open and offering the full range of dental care to people who are not suspected or known to have COVID-19.
During earlier stages of the COVID-19 pandemic in Australia, the types of dental procedures that could be performed were restricted, and some dental practices closed or were only open for urgent and emergency treatment. Dental service restrictions were relaxed in May.
It is currently considered safe to visit the dentist and other healthcare providers despite COVID-19 outbreaks in some parts of Melbourne.
Dental practices are making sure that patients are not showing symptoms of COVID-19 or have been in contact with anyone who is known to have COVID-19 before dental appointments. When attending a dental appointment, some measures will be in place such as hand sanitising and social distancing in the waiting room to keep everyone safe.
If you have been in contact with someone who has COVID-19, or you are experiencing cold and flu symptoms, please delay your dental appointment and get tested for COVID-19. For further information, visit the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services website or call the Victorian coronavirus hotline on 1800 675 398.