COVID Safe Transition Plan

COVID Safe Transition Plan

ADAWA understands your concerns in relation to the potential expectations of the private dental practice when WA embarks on its COVID Safe Transition Plan.

We appreciate that forward planning is difficult for all WA businesses, professions, and households. ADAWA expects to be able to speak with more clarity as the Plan date approaches.

In the meantime, ADAWA recommends you and your practice team familiarise yourselves with the documents and information listed below. Regularly updated information specific to WA will be forwarded to you via email and uploaded to the ADAWA website, as it becomes available. We also recommend you access the broader information on the Federal ADA website

COVID-19 For Dental Profesionals (ada.org.au)

This documentation should provide you with some resources to start preparing for any upcoming directives that will consider the balance of risk to you, your staff and your patients.

ADA Risk Management Principles for Dentistry

Risk Management Principles for Dentistry

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) – Australian Dental Association (ada.org.au)

AHPRA

Facilitating Access to Care in a COVID 19 Environment

Infection Prevention and Control

This an appropriate time for the entire dental team to review practice infection control protocols.

Guidelines-for-Infection-Control-V4.aspx (ada.org.au)

Donning and Doffing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) – YouTube

Mask Fitting and Testing

The WA public health system is embarking on mandatory mask fit testing. The directive has not been extended to private dental practice at this time.

If you wish to investigate these options for your practice, please review the following.

COVID-19 N95 and P2 respirator options (healthywa.wa.gov.au)

Information sheet – Respiratory protective equipment – Fit testing requirements (commerce.wa.gov.au)

Fit testing companies affiliated with Resp-Fit

Occuhealth – https://respfit.org.au/worker_portfolio/000097/

OHMS – https://respfit.org.au/worker_portfolio/500023/

Greencap – https://respfit.org.au/worker_portfolio/500031/

Compound Services – https://respfit.org.au/worker_portfolio/490479/

Draeger – https://respfit.org.au/worker_portfolio/500093/

HSE Australia – https://respfit.org.au/worker_portfolio/500032/

ATOM Safety – https://respfit.org.au/worker_portfolio/000025/

Please be assured the experiences from our interstate and overseas colleagues are being constantly reviewed. ADAWA will update you as crucial WA modelling unfolds. Regularly check your emails and communications from ADAWA to ensure you get the most up-to-date information.