Guidelines for oral health services at COVID-19 Alert Levels

Guidelines for the different COVID-19 Alert Levels are jointly developed with the Ministry of Health within the context of the government's rules for the various levels.

As these guidelines are approved by the Ministry of Health, they are shared with oral health practitioners, as well as any updates to these should they occur.

Guidelines for oral health services at COVID-19 Alert Level 1


LATEST UPDATE Ministry of Health and Dental Council Guidelines for oral health services at COVID-19 Alert Level 1 (3 July 2020) 

Summary of changes made (3 July 2020)

 

Earlier level 1 guidelines (see above for latest version)

Ministry of Health and Dental Council Guidelines for oral health services at COVID-19 Alert Level 1 (23 June 2020) 

Summary of changes made (23 June 2020)

Ministry of Health and Dental Council Guidelines for oral health services at COVID-19 Alert Level 1 (8 June 2020) 

 

Additional information on Alert Level 1 

Dental Council Clinical Advisory Group members 

Matt Barker - orthodontist, private practice

John Bridgman – oral and maxillofacial surgeon, private and public hospital experience

Sam Carrington – oral health therapist, NZDOHTA, NZDHA & Te Ao Mārama executive member

Kathy Fuge – public health specialist, community oral health services, NZDA salaried rep

Wayne Gillingham – oral and maxillofacial surgeon, private and public hospital experience

Juliet Gray – special needs dentistry, Christchurch DHB COVID-19 response and liaison with private dentists providing emergency services within Canterbury during COVID-19 level 4

Dave McKelvey – dentist, community private practice, NZDA branch rep

Guidelines for oral health services at COVID-19 Alert Level 2


Ministry of Health and Dental Council Guidelines for oral health services at COVID-19 Alert Level 2 (11 May 2020) 

 

Additional information on Alert Level 2 

Alert Level 2 guidelines consultation - submissions and Council responses

Auckland University of Technology

New Zealand Association of Orthodontists

New Zealand Dental Association

New Zealand Dental & Oral Health Therapists' Association

New Zealand Institute of Dental Technologists

University of Otago 

 

Dental Council Clinical Advisory Group members 

Matt Barker - orthodontist, private practice

John Bridgman – oral and maxillofacial surgeon, private and public hospital experience

Kathy Fuge – public health specialist, community oral health services, NZDA salaried rep

Wayne Gillingham – oral and maxillofacial surgeon, private and public hospital experience

Juliet Gray – special needs dentistry, Christchurch DHB COVID-19 response and liaison with private dentists providing emergency services within Canterbury during COVID-19 level 4

Dave McKelvey – dentist, community private practice, NZDA branch rep

Guidelines for Alert Level 3


Ministry of Health and Dental Council guidelines for providing urgent and emergency dental care under Alert Level 3 (22 April 020) 

 

Additional information on Alert Level 3

MOH: Health and disability services at Alert Level 3

"Community dental services may provide face-to-face appointments for urgent or emergency care. Routine care (non-essential and elective dentistry) will not be provided."

 

Alert Level 3 guidelines consultation - submissions and Council responses

Auckland University of Technology

New Zealand Association of Orthodontists

New Zealand Dental Association

New Zealand Dental Hygienists' Association 

New Zealand Dental & Oral Health Therapists' Association

New Zealand Institute of Dental Technologists

Te Ao Mārama - The New Zealand Māori Dental Association 

University of Otago

 

Dental Council Clinical Advisory Group members

John Bridgman – oral and maxillofacial surgeon, private and public hospital experience

Kathy Fuge – public health specialist, community oral health services, NZDA salaried rep

Wayne Gillingham – oral and maxillofacial surgeon, private and public hospital experience

Juliet Gray – special needs dentistry, Christchurch DHB COVID-19 response and liaison with private dentists providing emergency services within Canterbury during COVID-19 level 4

Dave McKelvey – dentist, community private practice, NZDA branch rep

Guidelines for Alert Level 4


Ministry of Health and Dental Council guidelines for providing urgent and emergency dental care under Alert Level 4 (31 March 2020) 

Guidelines for using telehealth in dentistry during the COVID-19 alert level response


Guidelines for using telehealth in dentistry during the COVID-19 alert level response (17 April 2020)

New rules for electronic prescriptions to support virtual care in the community during COVID-19


New rules for electronic prescriptions to support virtual care in the community (31 March 2020)