COVID-19 update

We are here to support the health and wellbeing of dental practitioners at all stages, including during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Last updated 9 October 2020
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Setting up this ongoing support service has been in the works for some time but we felt it important to fast-track the launch due to the pressures many dental practitioners are facing because of COVID-19.

We are here to support you with independent support and counselling 24/7 — through COVID-19 and beyond.  All dental practitioners can call us on 1800 377 700. The service is anonymous, confidential and free.

The information here will be updated as the COVID-19 situation evolves. We encourage you to visit our website during this time for a whole range of support options.

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The professional lives of dental practitioners have been profoundly impacted by COVID-19. While hygiene processes and infection controls have always been tightly maintained and regulated in Australia, they of course have never been more important than they are now for patient and practitioner safety.

For a few months, restrictions limited the capacity to provide dental care and members of the general public, in some instances, are also avoiding treatment. These combined factors have had an impact on dental jobs and businesses.

Whether you are a small business owner, employee of a small business or employee of a large health organisation, we have gathered together a range of resources to help you now and into the future.

Navigating the current public safety rules and regulations, which have the possibility of changing, may be particularly stressful. The following websites are helpful resources to keep an eye on up-to-date guidance:

Personal
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We have all experienced a range of personal challenges brought on by the pandemic. Your specific home and life experiences will determine what these have been and how they affect you. It is okay to not feel okay. The disruption and ongoing concerns we all feel are bound to have an impact. The important thing to remember is that help is available.

Where you live
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Keeping track of what is happening locally is also important. Each Australian state or territory has different COVID-19 guidance and lockdown restrictions. Find specific information for your state or territory: