The wellbeing of our community is paramount and the service is following the Ministry of Health and Dental Council recommendations for personal and protective equipment and infection control measures.
Here is the full notification ARDS Communication to schools & their community.
All children and their families/whanau receive screening questions in relation to potential risk of Covid-19 at times of booking and confirmation of urgent appointments.
All other previously booked non-essential dental appointments have been postponed. Parents/caregivers have been notified via phone call and/or text message.
The following changes to the service delivery for the Children’s Community Dental Service (Auckland Regional Dental Service) in response to Covid-19 are:
essential dental care for children. If a child is in pain or there are urgent concerns about their teeth, we request their parent/caregiver phones – open clinics only
Dental vans and Transportable Dental Units have been closed
limited fixed clinics open, including some on school sites (if this is the case for your school, we will have been in touch with you about this separately).
If you or your community have any queries, please phone the Clinical Team Leader of your area (contact details provided in the table below). If you have any additional concerns, please contact our service’s Covid-19 Leads Operations Manager Patsy Prior (021 571 620) or Acting Clinical Director Dr Kirsten Miller (021 968 346).