COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the entire community, including dental practices. The following information and resources are intended to assist your practice in managing COVID-19.  

Level 1 restrictions

Australia has now moved to Level 1 dental practice restrictions on the advice of the Australian Health Protection Principal Committee.

The Dental Board of Australia has confirmed that these changes take effect immediately and we can confirm that the Level 1 restrictions are now in effect in Victoria. To provide further guidance beyond the framework of restrictions, the ADA's Infection Control Committee has developed a decision tree for Level 1 restrictions.

It is important to note that you must continue to screen patients and assess the risk of transmission in your practice context, and apply infection prevention and control precautions that address the level of risk of transmission.

We recommend that you refer to the following ADA resources:

The ADA continues to focus on facilitating access to appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE). Please refer to the ADA website for further information about PPE and stock availability.

Resources

The following resources are based on the current advice available and will be reviewed and updated as required. Make sure you continue to visit this site to ensure that you have the most up-to-date information and resources. 

Advice and support

Victorian Department of Health and Human Services

  • List of COVID-19 testing clinics/assessment centres
  • COVID-19 public enquiry hotlines:
    • National: 1800 020 080
    • Victorian: 1800 675 398
  • COVID-19 clinical advice hotline (Victorian Department of Health and Human Services):
    • Ph: 1300 651 160, 24 hours a day. Choose the ‘Specialist Medical Advice’ option. Pending demand, you may be asked to leave a message for return phone call. 

LifeWorks ADAVB member assistance program

Members can access free counselling on personal or work issues with our member assistance program provided by LifeWorks. To make an appointment, or for phone counselling 24/7, call 1300 361 008.

Financial support

Latest updates

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Further information