For full details of Covid 19 in respect of Orthodontic Practices and Emergency Treatment Covid 19 update - click here

Mar, 2020

COVID 19 Thursday 14th May

by NZAO

ALL ORTHODONTIC PRACTICES ARE OPEN


During COVID-19 Alert Level 2 The Ministry of Health and the New Zealand Dental Council have declared that:


A) You can provide routine orthodontic care and urgent or emergency orthodontic care, for patients who are NOT:

- COVID-positive

- suspected to be COVID-positive

- a close contact of a confirmed COVID-19 case, or have not been in isolation with a suspected case in the last 14 days

- exhibiting any symptoms of COVID-19

-international travellers in the last 14 days


B) You can provide only urgent or emergency care for patients who are:

- COVID-positive

- suspected to be COVID-positive

- a close contact of a confirmed COVID-19 case, or have been in isolation with a suspected case in the last 14 days

- exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19

- international travellers in the last 14 days 

- only when the orthodontist can meet the room and personal protective equipment    requirements


If you have an orthodontic emergency, please contact your orthodontic practice.


You can also access useful information here on how to care for your braces 

If you are having difficulty contacting your orthodontic provider, please contact the New Zealand Association of Orthodontists Executive Administrator at [email protected] or 09 442 1099 who will direct you to help.