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    A new normal, and keeping your mind and body active

    For the last few weeks our Dental Centre has been operating under our new normal (here’s hoping it doesn’t last forever), with just a few key changes in order to keep everybody safe. All our patients are now triaged for Covid-19 risk and we have been taking extra health and safety precautions. All patients need to wash their hands on arrival. Hand sanitiser is available for patients who want it. Remember to keep as active as possible too! I’m personally very glad that the tennis courts are opened again, and during the lockdown break my son taught me to solve a rubik’s cube. I’m not as fast as him (he…

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    Covid-19 Level 3 and Level 4 changes

    As you may be aware, today NZ Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has announced that NZ is moving to Level 3 alert, with Level 4 coming in 48 hours. As a result all non-essential dental services will be suspended. Emergency dental care is still available, however all potential patients will be pre-screened over the phone to assess whether they might be at risk of carrying Covid-19 and the urgency of treatment. Older patients (over the age of 70) should endeavour to stay at home.  As advised by the NZDA (New Zealand Dental Association), this protocol will be followed in order to determine eligibility:  Patient pre-screening before arrival at the practice for…

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    Putting your Health and Hygiene first

    At this difficult time we are all concerned with the possible infection and effects of Covid-19. At Angela Lowe-Ho Dental Centre we are committed to protecting our patients and staff from all health risks and the Novel Coronavirus is no exception. We always have had extremely stringent hygiene protocols to keep the Dental Surgery area safe and sterile, and now more than ever these protocols are vital. We ask that all patients coming to the centre wash their hands with soap and water before entering the operating area of the surgery. Preliminary studies have shown that soap and water is more effective on this virus than hand sanitisers (although they…

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