COVID-19 client information, SA Dental Service

SA Dental Service is committed to supporting the South Australian community through the COVID-19 pandemic.

SA Dental Service is providing general care and   emergency dental services for adults and children across SA, in line with the State's response to the COVID-19 situation.

SA Dental Service will be contacting clients to re-schedule appointments for general dental care

Clients are encouraged to contact their SA Dental Service clinic if they are experiencing a dental problem. 

Please phone to discuss your problem first rather than attending a clinic

Clients will continue to be screened for COVID-19 risk and triaged according to their dental needs

Appointments will be scheduled to ensure physical distancing measures are in place

We ask for your continued patience while we provide services while adhering to the State‚Äôs response to the COVID-19 situation.  

If you are being treated, tested or are self-isolating for COVID-19, and you have a dental emergency, please phone your local clinic for advice. 

The following measures have been implemented across our dental clinics to ensure the safety of our clients and our staff:

  • staff continue to practice strict infection control and hand hygiene procedures

  • the number of appointments are being reduced and/or staggered to minimise congestion in the waiting room.

  • frequently accessed areas and surfaces are being regularly cleaned.

  • all non-essential paper materials have been removed from the waiting rooms.

You will be asked the following standard screening questions before your appointment. Please advise the receptionist if you are unwell. Appointments will be rescheduled if you are unwell. 

While in the reception and waiting room, you will be asked to:

  • perform hand hygiene using alcohol based hand rub

  • practice physical distancing.

When in the clinic you will be asked to:

  • Follow directions to put any belongings on a dedicated hard surface which will be routinely cleaned between appointments,
  • Perform hand hygiene as required using alcohol based hand rub 
  • Perform a mouthwash prior to your mouth being examined.

If you have any queries please contact:

See our Frequently asked questions for more information.

For further information on COVID-19 please visit the SA Health Website or call 1800 253 787.