Coronavirus

Due to the mandated closure of dental offices in Nova Scotia by the Provincial Dental Board and the Chief Medical Officer, our Fundy Dental Community Program is suspended indefinitely.

If you have a dental emergency please visit the FaceBook page of Fundy Dental Centre for updates on the current protocols to manage true dental emergencies during this time, or call the office for more detail (902-681-9111)

FUNDY DENTAL EMERGENCY WALK-IN CLINIC

FUNDY DENTAL CURRENTLY IS WORKING REDUCED HOURS for Walk-In Emergencies only: 9am-1pm on Monday to Friday

The Provincial Dental Board of Nova Scotia has closed dental offices, limiting treatment to patients with true dental emergencies. If you are had a previously schedule appointment, broken tooth without pain, sensitivity or other non-emergent issue call the office when dental practices are able to provide regular services in a few weeks. If you have a TRUE DENTAL EMERGENCY, however, leave a message on our voicemail (902-681-9111) and one of our dentists will get back to you during our reduced walk-in hours from 9am-1pm on Monday to Friday. There is no charge for a dentist to call in a prescription to your local pharmacy so travelling to the office may not be necessary.

For patient that arrive for treatment during our walk-in times, please be aware of the following protocols we are implementing:

• We are restricting the number of patients in the office during this time

• Upon arrival we ask you call the office to speak with a dentist who will ask you the following questions:
– Have you travelled outside of Nova Scotia within the past 14 days?
– Do you have flu-like symptoms (cough, fever, trouble breathing)?
– Have you been in close contact (2m) with a confirmed case of
COVID-19 in the past 14 days?
– Have you been in close contact with a person with a fever or new onset of cough that has travelled outside of NS within the past 14 days?

• Patients that are high risk or COVID-19 positive require treatment at one of the central locations (VG & IWK hospitals or Dalhousie Dental). A referral can be sent directly from a Fundy Dentist without the patient being seen at the office.

Low risk patients should be treated with medication first and the dentist will call a prescription into your pharmacy
— or —
if a simple extraction can be performed patients will be called into the office in appropriate sequence for definitive care today.

Thank you for you cooperation during these uncertain times as we try to provide appropriate care while reducing the risk of spreading the coronavirus during the early stage of the outbreak.