Dental care during the COVID-19 pandemic

Dental practices in metropolitan Melbourne can only provide urgent dental care (such as pain management that can’t be treated with medication in the short term or dental problems that cause significant functional issues) under the Victorian Government’s Stage 4 restrictions. Dental practices in regional Victoria can provide some routine dental care and urgent dental care. 

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 and are required to quarantine, or you are experiencing cold and flu symptoms, please delay your dental appointment and get tested for COVID-19. You must stay at home until you receive your test result. For further information, visit the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services website or call the Victorian coronavirus hotline on 1800 675 398.