The ADA has advised that although overall community transmission remains low, there is now growing concern of an increased risk of an asymptomatic patient attending a dental appointment. As such we have decided to stay closed for the rest of this week to enable correct identification of people who have a high risk of COVID transmission.

Over this period of time we will be doing some modifications to the Practice which will enable us to reopen next week for limited procedures with a temperature checking station at our Thomas st entrance. When we reopen on Tuesday the 21st of July, 2020 there will be additional procedures in place for all patients and visitors to the practice.

PRIOR TO YOUR APPOINTMENT We will continue to send you an email that you will be required to read and respond to to avoid the cancellation of your appointment.

AT YOUR APPOINTMENT Our Practice doors will be locked. Patients will only be admitted to the practice at the time of their scheduled appointment. As patients arrive for their appointment they will need to knock on our front door (Thomas st Entrance) a staff member will open the door, check the patient in, take their temperature and complete a health screen before the patient can move through to the waiting room or clinic for their appointment. Following the patients appointment the patient will leave from the door facing Deakin st North (the door at reception).

Patients only will be allowed to enter, parents can wait for their child on chairs set up on the front verandah or in their car.

The email we send you prior to your appointment provides a phone number to text if you arrive early to your appointment.

Our reception and telephones will be manned from 8.30 – 5.30 tomorrow for emergencies and the rescheduling of appointments so please keep your mobiles handy.

We will provide further updates as they become available or if any changes occur.

As this is a rapidly changing time we are trying to keep our lines of communication as open as possible so please let us know if you need to update your email or telephone numbers.

Keep safe and healthy,

Amanda and the Team at Amanda Lawrence Orthodontics

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