COVID-19

Advice for Dental Practitioners

Guidelines for Teledentistry

After the recent announcement of an item number available for Teleconsultations, ADAQ has put together a brief webinar to help navigate the Guidelines for Teledentistry. You can view this webinar here .  

Key documents:

 

COVID-19 Updates: Professor Laurie Walsh

Professor Laurie Walsh has recorded some COVID-19 updates for ADAQ Members. 

Dentistry & COVID - 30 March 2021

Update 16 March 2020 - Coronavirus Disease

Update 20 March 2020 - Coronavirus Disease

Update 27 March 2020 - Coronavirus Disease

Update 14 May 2020 - Level 1, what does it mean?

Financial Assistance Advice

Business support

ADAQ Partners, Prosperity Health have put together a summary of information for Members on the Federal Government's $66 billion economic lifeline and the Queensland Government's stimulus package. 

Individual support

Financial assistance advice for Individuals.

ADAQ changes to service

As the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak continues to evolve, please see the following important information about the steps ADAQ are taking to navigate through these unprecedented times.

  • We’ve made changes to some of our products and services: All ADAQ face to face events and courses from 16 March to 31 May have been cancelled or postponed. This includes our continuing professional development courses. 
  • All venue hire bookings until 31 May have been cancelled. This includes study club and any external bookings.
  • External access to George Christensen House will be restricted. Access will be limited to 5 participants on site at any one time. Strict hygiene protocols and social distancing measures will need to be adhered to.
  • We are taking sensible steps to help protect the ADAQ team. Many staff are working remotely. We have reduced face to face meetings and staff work travel.

Caring for yourself and colleagues 

During events such as the current coronavirus situation, it is important for Dentists and practice staff to take care of themselves and take the opportunity to debrief with colleagues. Here are some resources to help you:

If you require additional support, services are available, ADAQ Members have access to the Member Assistance Program.

Members Assistance Program

This is a free and confidential psychological support service available to ADAQ Members, delivered by Workplace Wellness.  

The service also provides a range of resources on mental wellbeing including newsletters, factsheets and podcasts. 

For more information on this program, click here.

Practice resources

ADA Federal have produced a range of resources to support you and your practice during this time.

You can access documents such as:

  • A guide to managing COVID-19 in your practice
  • Dental Practice Treatment Guidelines 
  • Practice Policy template – COVID-19
  • Exposure response plan
  • Triaging and care prioritisation
  • Identifying the symptoms poster
  • Cough etiquette poster 
  • Hand hygiene audit
  • Hand hygiene poster suite

For further support 

If you need information beyond what is available on this site or direct support, call ADA Federal on on 02-8815 3333 or email us at contact@ada.org.au.

Alternatively, to contact ADAQ direct, please call 07 3252 9866 or consultancy@adaq.com.au