Christmas and New Year Closure
Here we are almost at Christmas, how it has flown by. We would like to wish all our patients and their families a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! We hope this new year will be a vast improvement over 2020.
Our clinics will be shut over the Christmas and New Year break. We finish work at 1pm on Christmas Eve, and re-open on Tuesday, 5th January 2021. If you need to get in touch with us over the break, please use the contact form on this website, and we will try to get back to you as soon as possible. Stay safe and enjoy your time with friends and loved ones!
Treatment at this time:
It has been announced by the Dental Board of Australia, and endorsed by the Chief Health Officer of WA, that all dental treatments using standard precautions can now be performed for people who do not meet epidemiological or clinical risk factors for COVID-19 infection transmission.
What does this mean for us and our patients? It means that in addition to the rigorous infection control protocols we have always had before, we have applied additional hygiene rules. These are things such as social distancing in the clinic, the use of hand sanitisers (which are readily available throughout our practice), and encouraging effective hand-washing. These hygiene steps apply to patients and also to our staff and visitors to the practice.
We have also instituted a policy whereby only patients are allowed to enter the treatment area. We encourage parents and siblings to wait outside if possible. In the waiting room, we have taken away high-touch items that cannot be easily cleaned (toys and magazines, even our games consoles) and ensured that the waiting area is self distancing compliant. And you no longer check yourself in using the touch screen, instead, please let our receptionist know when you arrive and our receptionist will then check you in.
We will reschedule your appointment if you have a fever or an acute respiratory infection such as a cough, shortness of breath or sore throat, or if in the past 14 days you have returned from overseas or interstate or been in contact with someone with COVID-19.
Please ring us on 93074033 or 94073800 if you have any questions. Thank you to our lovely patients and their families for your support in this challenging time. We look forward to seeing you at our practice!
Good Toothbrushing Award
We have restarted our ‘Good Toothbrushing Award’ programme. Every month, Dr Pang and our clinical staff will select the patient who has the best oral hygiene and we reward them with a very special Good Toothbrushing Award. This consists of a gift voucher and your (first) name on display in the waiting room. More importantly, you will have started down the road of good oral hygiene for life. Come on, try and get your name on the monthly winner list.
Our latest winner, for October 2020 is Alice. The winner for July 2020 was Monty, August 2020 was Sophie, and for September 2020 it was Jacob. Congratulations, Alice, Jacob, Sophie and Monty!
For the latest updates from Whitford City and Currambine Orthodontics, please refer to our Facebook page. Kylie, our dental therapist who is great at social media, updates the page for us and helps us keep in touch with you.