We consider you part of the family and as such, your safety is our highest priority. As we continue to navigate the COVID-19 outbreak, we feel that it is important to give you as much information as possible about how we maintain a safe environment for our team and patients alike.

Treatment Restrictions

Currently, Victoria is not in lockdown.

Subject to pre-appointment screening and risk assessment, all dental treatments are currently available. 

Visiting the Practice

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Dental Practices are considered high-risk settings.  To ensure your safety and that of our community and staff, you will be asked a series of screening questions. We ask that you please keep Dental on Lawrence safe and open by disclosing your responses truthfully.  Failure to do so will put our team and other patients at unnecessary risk.

Have you:

  • Been in contact with a suspected or confirmed case of COVID-19?
  • Taken a PCR Covid test and are waiting for the results?
  • Taken a RAT and had a positive result?
  • Experienced any symptoms of:
    • Fever or elevated body temperature
    • Breathing difficulties such as breathlessness
    • Cough
    • Chills
    • Sore throat
    • Fatigue or tiredness

If you answered yes to any of the above, do not attend the Practice.  Instead, call us on (02) 6024 2588 to discuss your appointment. Rest assured, we will do everything we can to accommodate patients who need to reschedule any non-urgent treatment due to their Covid-19 risk and/or status.

Changes to the practice environment

We have a large, newly refurbished reception area that allows patients to socially distance themselves from each other. 

Sanitiser is available at reception and we ask that you use it on arrival, before making payments, and before you leave the Practice.

Our non-clinical areas are thoroughly cleaned regularly throughout the day with hospital-grade disinfectant, and we have removed all items from the patient lounge that cannot be adequately cleaned.

Our team

Our team is triple vaccinated in accordance with the Victorian Health directives and guidance from the Australian Dental Association.  Each member is subject to the COVID-19 attendance protocols which include not attending the practice if they have symptoms of a cold or flu, and Rapid Antigen Testing as required by the health department directives.   

Infection prevention

Dental on Lawrence has strict infection prevention processes to reduce the risk of spreading potentially transmissible diseases.  We comply with regulations as set out by The Dental Board of Australia and The Australian Dental Association (the ADA).  And further, comply with:

  • Australian Guidelines for the Prevention and Control of Infection in Healthcare (2019)
  • Standards Australia’s AS/NZS 4815 (which specifies the requirements and systems necessary for safe and effective instrument reprocessing, storage, handling, and transportation)
  • Workplace Health and Safety regulations

Please be assured that we continue to uphold our high standards of clinical sanitation and will ensure that they remain comprehensive and appropriate.  Every member of our team has been trained in our Infection Prevention procedures. And we routinely update our knowledge and management skills through professional development courses that focus specifically on Infection Prevention in the dental environment.

Our infection control, decontamination, and sterilization procedures occur with every patient and are accredited by an external body (QIP).

We have the utmost confidence that our team is doing everything possible to protect themselves, each other, our patients, and the wider community from the impact of all potentially communicable diseases including the flu, the common cold, and COVID-19.