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Owing to the Government’s recent decision to move to Covid Alert Level 4, we are only able to see emergency patients . The Ministry of Health has very strict guidelines as to what constitutes an emergency, ie severe pain/infection, not eased by analgesics and antibiotics, or severe dental trauma. Please DO NOT show up at the practice, you will not be seen. Please call 627 9970  to speak with one of our dentists , or leave a message.

If you have a current appointment from Wednesday 18th August 2021 until Wednesday 21st September please consider it cancelled. We shall be in touch to rearrange it once the alert levels reduce.

Understandably many of our patients will be anxious about attending the dentist under the present situation. We’d like to reassure you that our dental practice is one of the safest environments you can be in. As dentists, we are already experts in infection control, and we have always exceeded the required regulations.

We now operate to the highest possible level with the additional use of approved  PPE/other precautions to protect you and our staff.

To keep you and us safe we are:

  • Restricting appointments to only those patients that have no cold-like respiratory symptoms, and who also are not in contact with any person with Covid-like symptoms  or are in self isolation, or a recent ‘location of interest’. ALL patients will be screened before they set foot in the practice by a phone questionnaire
  • Allowing more time for each appointment to enable an even more thorough deep clean of the surgeries/reception areas after each patient leaves.
  • Limiting the flow of patients so that there will be no waiting in the practice . We ask you to be on time and also to attend alone. If you need a caregiver/partner, they can escort you but must not wait in the practice. We can call them when the treatment session is over.
  • Hand sanitiser stations
  • Highest level use of PPE (face visors, N95 masks, gowns/gloves etc)


Please do feel free to call the practice on 627 9970 if you would like to discuss any matter.

We look forward to welcoming you back.

Keep safe, keep strong and we’ll beat this together!

Best Regards

The Team at Blockhouse Bay Dental Centre

Blockhouse Bay Dental Centre | 09 627 9970