AHPPC rolls dentistry back to Level 1 restrictions
The move was made in light of the current epidemiology and the wider availability of surgical masks and other personal protective equipment. The lighter restriction level will apply to all dental practitioners.Essentially, this means as long as a patient is deemed not at risk of having or transmitting COVID-19, they can be treated following the usual safety protocols.
Both the AHPPC and the Australian Dental Board outlined this change can only be taken in consultation with any State-based regulations. Where the State regulations are tougher, they will take precedent. The Australian Dental Board will be advising all dental practitioners today.The Australian Dental Association released a decision tree for level one restrictions on Friday.
We will continue to monitor any changes to the dental industry, along with any news relevant to wider business.ENDS.
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