Why has chocolate hidden dangers?

Did you consume a lot of chocolate this Easter weekend? 

Chocolate is a nice treat; however, be careful of hidden dangers.

  • Chocolate with fruit and nut: the nuts are too hard and may cause brackets to come off. The raisins are very sticky and will get stuck around your appliance.
  • Chocolate that contains caramel is very sticky and chewy and should be avoided.
  • Chocolate that contains nougat: Nougat gets stuck around your appliance.
  • Chocolate from the fridge is too hard to eat whilst wearing orthodontic appliances; ensure it is at room temperature before consuming.

However, we advise avoiding sugary foods while wearing braces. While wearing your braces, you will want to avoid foods that are extremely soft, chewy or sticky and that contain a large amount of sugar or starch. Foods that are safe and unsafe while you are wearing your braces.

  • Cake and pies
  • Energy drinks
  • Extremely soft bread
  • Fruit juices
  • Gum
  • Heavily processed foods
  • Ice cream
  • Fizzes
  • Sports drinks

And it is essential to brush your teeth 30 minutes after every meal. 

This role will keep your teeth nice and healthy throughout orthodontic treatment.

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What can we do to make you smile?

Smiles are always in fashion

Beauty is power; a smile is its sword.
Smile is undoubtedly the easiest and best possible way to express happiness, and happiness never goes out of fashion.
Smile catalyses positivity. It provides a soothing atmosphere.
Smile is the ultimate weapon. It can win hearts and prevent wars. It can establish peace and restore humanity. A smile may be temporary, but its effects are eternal.
What can we do to make you smile?
Call Candice and make an appointment today. 9 448 1128
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Association of Orthodontics

Bachmann Orthodontics is happy to announce that the NZAO ( Association of Orthodontics) selected our practice to review Orthodontic Auxiliary candidates. Eight candidates from all over New Zealand (Christchurch, Wellington, Rotorua, Auckland), including two from our practice, successfully passed their exam after 2 days of review.

We are proud that we have seven highly qualified Orthodontic Auxiliary and one Orthodontic Auxiliary Trainees in our Team.

That guarantees you the highest state-of-the-art Bachmann Orthodontics smile quality.
It goes without saying that we can give a Bachmannsmile Guarantee of our orthodontic work.


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What can we do to make you smile?
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Call Candice and make an appointment today.
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Our friendly and highly professional orthodontics team is happy to work for you.

Fizzy Drinks

Preserve your beautiful summer smile. Some little tips for better oral health: Avoid fizzy & sugary drinks and lollies. Sugar processed by oral bacteria produce acids that lead to tooth decay. Brush your teeth twice a day for 3 minutes and floss your teeth before bedtime. Want to learn more about how to keep your smile beautiful. Call our Auckland Orthodontic office to schedule your first consultation. 094481128. What can we do to make you smile?

There is no second

Congratulations to team Luna Rosso for winning the Prada Cup 2021.
They scored 7-1 against Ineos Team UK.
Now they have earned the right to challenge the NZ Kiwi crew in the America’s Cup, which begins on March 6.
Who will win the oldest trophy in international sport?
What do you think?

Check out our Speed braces!!

THERE IS NO SECOND

What can we do to make you smile?

New Team Member

We are happy to announce a new team member at Bachmann Orthodontics.


Lizette was born and raised in South Africa and moved to New Zealand with her husband and two kids in 2015. She has over 9 years’ experience working in dental and orthodontic practices. Liz is looking forward to starting her studies to become a qualified orthodontic auxiliary. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, baking and the outdoors.
“Liz, we are happy to have you on board.”

What can we do to make you smile?

Let your teeth shine.

Our new Dental Hygienist service.
Only $99
Cici, our Dental Therapist / Hygienist and Orthodontic Auxiliary has finished her university degree and is back on board. We are happy to have her at Bachmann Orthodontics.
Make an appointment today.

Can I drink tea with braces?

A common question in the orthodontics community is whether or not you have to give up tea, coffee and other hot beverages or food items such as soup. The short answer to this question is no; you typically do not have to give up coffee, tea, or soup when you have braces. You do, however, need to make sure that you exercise proper care of your orthodontic appliance. Whether you have Invisalign, ceramic braces or traditional metal braces
Tea can help fight the bacteria found on teeth due to the compounds called polyphenols they are made of. The best way to drink tea while wearing braces is to drink it as is – no sugar or honey added. For those who prefer a sweeter taste, use sugar-free sweeteners instead.
What can we do to make you smile?

Leavers’ School Ball 2020

What a great day to shine and smile.
Excellent education and a beautiful smile are the most
powerful tools in global communication.
What can we do to make you smile?

#smile #Bachmannsmile #BachmannOrthodontics #schoolball #Schoolball2020 #Leaversball #ball2020 #Longbaycollege #RangitotoCollege #KristinSchool #Westlakeboys #Westlakegirls #braces #clearaligners #invisalign #clearbraces #friendship #friends #schoolleaver #leaver #PinehurstSchool #birkenheadcollegeball

Keep calm and smile with braces

What can we do to make you smile?
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Call Candice 09448 1128 & make an appointment today. Let’s find out what we can do for you, to achieve a BachmannSmile.
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Everyone can… Can they?

Everyone can drive!
Can they?

Everyone can play the flute!
Can they?

May it has a reason why only a few people can play with a whole orchestra or driving a racecar.
They are specialists. Like Orthodontists.
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An orthodontist is a dentist who undertakes an additional 2 to 3 years of university fulltime training and studies in Orthodontics. Only an orthodontist can offer a specialist diagnosis and see the full picture of treatment options.
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Orthodontists are focused and specialised in straightening teeth
making them bite together correctly along with treating skeletal irregularities.
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Many cases will require specialist treatment. Your dentist may advise you if the treatment required is outside their expertise.
However, if you are not sure, do not hesitate to seek a second opinion.
You don’t need a referral from your dentist or dental therapist to make an appointment with a specialist orthodontist.
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Go for the real thing!
What can we do to make you smile?
Claudia & Lutz Bachmann Orthodontics

All orthodontic tools are nearly the same….!!!

Most important is who has the best knowledge and experience to achieve the right result.
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Everybody can paint! Everybody can drive a car! Can they? 
May it has a reason why only a few people can drive a racecar. 
They are specialists like Orthodontists.
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An orthodontist is a dentist who undertakes an additional 2 to 3 years of university fulltime training and studies in Orthodontics. Only an orthodontist has the post-graduate training to practice orthodontics.
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Orthodontists are focused and specialised in straightening teeth
making them bite together correctly along with treating skeletal irregularities.
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Only an orthodontist can offer a specialist diagnosis and see the full picture of treatment options.
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Many cases will require specialist treatment. Your dentist may advise you if the treatment required is outside their expertise.
However, if you are not sure, do not hesitate to seek a second opinion. 
You don’t need a referral from your dentist or dental therapist to make an appointment with a specialist orthodontist.
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Go for the real thing!
What can we do to make you smile?
Claudia & Lutz Bachmann Orthodontics

look sharp and have a sharper look

Some things look good from the first sight, but what is if you dig deeper, and have a look under the surface. 

Can the job still be done correctly? 

Is the functionality given? 

Does it last forever?

It will be best if a specialist does the job. 

Especially when it comes to your personal or your loved one’s oral healthcare, you want to make sure that you’ll get the best professional help in achieving the perfect smile. How can I make sure that I am in good hands? First of all, go to a specialist orthodontist and NOT to someone who has a special interest in orthodontics. But what is the difference between a dentist with special interests and a specialist orthodontist? 

While dentists and orthodontists have a lot in common, specialisation is what sets an orthodontist apart.

What is an orthodontist?

Think of it as the difference between a painter and an artist. Your family’s general dentist will be able to help you to improve your overall oral health. A specialist orthodontist is the only professionally qualified person to diagnose, prevent and treat dental or facial irregularities, and correctly align your teeth, bite and jaws.

As well as completing a five-year degree in dentistry, an orthodontist also undergoes a further 5,000 hours of specialist training in the field of orthodontics. Whether you or your child has treatment with braces or clear aligners such as Invisalign®, you need to be sure you’re being treated by an orthodontist to get the best results.

That is why we can guarantee the result of our work. 

Your beautiful customised Bachmannsmile.

Have you seen a non -specialist and would like a second opinion from a registered orthodontic specialist.

Feel free to make an appointment today 09 448 1128

What can we do to make you smile?

Everybody can make ice!

All orthodontic tools are nearly the same on the globe.
Most important is who has the best knowledge and experience to achieve the right result.

Everybody can paint! Everybody can drive a car! Can they?
May it has a reason why only a few people can drive a racecar.
They are specialists. Like Orthodontists.
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An orthodontist is a dentist who undertakes an additional 2 to 3 years of university fulltime training and studies in Orthodontics. Only an orthodontist has the post-graduate training to practice orthodontics.
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Orthodontists are focused and specialised in straightening teeth
making them bite together correctly along with treating skeletal irregularities.
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Only an orthodontist can offer a specialist diagnosis and see the full picture of treatment options.
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Many cases will require specialist treatment. Your dentist may advise you if the treatment required is outside their expertise.
However, if you are not sure, do not hesitate to seek a second opinion.
You don’t need a referral from your dentist or dental therapist to make an appointment with a specialist orthodontist.
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Go for the real thing!
What can we do to make you smile?
Claudia & Lutz Bachmann Orthodontics

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Specialist Orthodontist vs. Special Interest in Orthodontics.

 

Did you consult a specialist orthodontist or a dentist with a special interest in orthodontics?
What is the difference?
First of all, both are qualified dentists and have to work in their profession for a minimum of 3 years.
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An orthodontist is a dentist who undertakes an additional 2 to 3 years of university fulltime training and studies in Orthodontics. Only an orthodontist has the post-graduate training to practice orthodontics.


Orthodontists are focused and specialised in straightening teeth, making them bite together correctly along with treating skeletal irregularities.
The New Zealand Association of Orthodontists (NZAO) is a professional organisation dedicated to ensuring you receive high-quality specialist orthodontic care. Members of the NZAO must have a recognised post-graduate qualification in orthodontics and are required to undergo regular professional development to maintain standards.
Some dentists also provide orthodontic treatment for adults and children. They provide non-specialist orthodontic treatment and treat patients without knowledge of the full range of possible treatment options.


Only an orthodontist can offer a specialist diagnosis and see the full picture of treatment options.
Many cases will require specialist treatment. Your dentist may advise you if the treatment required is outside their expertise; however, if you are not sure do not hesitate to seek a second opinion. You don’t need a referral from your dentist or dental therapist to make an appointment with a specialist orthodontist.
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What can we do to make you smile?
Claudia & Lutz Bachmann Orthodontics

Fluoride protect your Kiwi kids teeth

Fluoride helps to protect your Kiwi kids teeth for a healthier smile. We recommend to brush your teeth with fluoride toothpaste or drink water with fluoride.

Health benefits of fluoride:

Reminalzes the tooth enamel

Exerts antibacterial properties

Prevents further decay

If you want to read more about feel free to have a look at the NZHerald article below.

 ‘Woeful’ neglect of kids’ teeth: Researchers call for Govt action 

https://nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12351372

Experts have called for an end to the “woeful” neglect of Kiwi kids’ dental health, with a major new study revealing one in seven of our 4-year-olds are suffering tooth decay. The study, drawing on data ….

What can we do to make you smile?

Do you like rollercoasters?

Our new state-of-the-art 3D-printers are in place.

We invest a lot in future technologies to be always ahead and on the pulse with the 4th industrial revolution.

Together with our intraoral scanner, we are able to make impressions more accurate, faster and convenient than ever before. All data is safely stored. Retainers and impressions can be replicated on our new 3D-Printers without making a new model.

No more gagging! It’s without saying, an ongoing process for us to provide always the best treatment for your best smile. That is why we can give you our Bachmannsmile guarantee.

Lutz also had a play and created some little sculptures with the printer.

That’s awesome, isn’t it?

What can we do to make you smile?
Call Candice 09 448 1128 and book an appointment to the future of orthodontics.

Problems to watch for in children age 6 to 8

The Association of Orthodontists recommends that children should be evaluated by the time they are age 7.

However, some circumstances may require earlier intervention, such as:


– Excessive overcrowding of teeth


– Open bites: when the upper and lower front teeth fail
to meet


– Overbites: when the upper teeth protrude past the
lower teeth


– Underbites: when the lower teeth protrude past the
upper teeth


– Crossbites: when teeth in the lower jaw overlap teeth
in the upper jaw


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Recommended and possible treatments:
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Phase I Treatment
(intervention treatment) 6 to 10 years old.
Starts before all the permanent teeth come through.
This treatment is usually recommended to make more space for developing teeth and correct oral problems, such as overbites and crossbites.
Phase I treatment often involves limited dental hardware, such as expanders and partial braces.
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Phase II Treatment
(comprehensive treatment) Age 11 to 13.
When all their permanent teeth have come through.
This treatment usually involves full braces.
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Whether your child will need phase I or II treatment will depend on the position of their teeth and jaw development.
The benefits of early examinations:
Having your children examined earlier (before age 7) has numerous benefits, including:
– Oral problems can be identified earlier
– tooth extraction can be avoided since more space can
be created
-Long-term treatment can be appropriately determined
and treatment time can be shortened
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Make an appointment today and find out what will be the best treatment plan for your child to become perfect Bachmannsmile.

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Melanie Cowan Rademeyer We followed this process with my daughter and the results have been phenomenal! Her teeth are beautiful. She is in the last phase of her braces. I highly recommend the above from an early age as stated and then also highly recommend Bachmann Orthodontist….I would not go anywhere else!

Why is there a © after Bachmannsmile©.

We from Bachmann Orthodontics are responsible for your unique smile.
Our motivation is always to achieve the best result for your individual case.
We are working hard and precise and with state-of-the-art technologies for perfection and your satisfaction. That is why we can give a guarantee for the result — the Bachmannsmile©. Is a quality mark, and you can only get the original at Bachmann Orthodontics.
By the way, it means ©laudia as well. Sorry, Lutz.
Not to forget ©andice. Feel free to call Candice: 09448 1128, and make an appointment to get your perfect Bachmannsmile©.
What can we do to make you smile?

new smiles welcome

 

“A smile is the universal welcome.” – Max Eastman

Smiling is a universal sign of happiness. The main reason for that is because studies have shown that when a person is smiling, it affects specific muscles that can make that person feel happy. When you use these specific muscles, your brain will release endorphins, which are brain chemicals that will induce feelings of pleasure and euphoria. Smiling does have the ability to make you happier!

There is always the right time for a Bachmannsmile.

 New patients are welcome.

What can we do to make you smile? 

Call Candice 09 448 1128 and make an appointment today

World of smiles

world of smiles film
Movie World of Smiles at COVID 19 click at the picture

There’s only one way to your perfect smile. 

Since, 14th May 2020, is a ONE WAY entry and exit system to the building, 51 Corinthian Drive and also to our practice in place. The entry door will be on the roadside of the building, and the exit door will be on the car park side.

We are ready to re-open on 🙂 We will contact you all individually, to organise appointments. Do not call us, we will call or send an email to you. We can not see all the patients at the same time, so please be patient. We have an excellent system in place to know exactly when your last appointment was and what the next steps in your treatment plan will be. We will spread out our time-table and opening days from Monday to Friday at 7.45am – 5.45pm to make sure that Bachmann Orthodontics will be a safe environment for our patients and staff at all times. Additional security measures will be in place to minimise the risk by preventing the spread of disease. Physical distancing is an ideal precaution to prevent the spread of disease, and we will follow government advice for dental health. Everything is ready to move to Level 2. We ask that the patient waits at the door at the time of their appointment, where they will be asked a few assessment questions before entering.

It’s an advantage that we designed a huge state-of-the-art practice around the needs of our patients in Albany, North Shore. We are equipped with the newest Orthodontist technologies to create a beautiful Bachmannsmile. 

Social distancing is maintained at all times. Just follow the safety lines on the floor. You won’t be coming in contact with anyone else, and everything runs in a roundabout like a clock. Of course, with the highest hygienic standards that you are used to from us. 

Please note that we are accepting New Patients.

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Spread the word, not the virus.

Thank you for your understanding.

See you soon. Claudia, Lutz and Team

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What can we do to make you smile?

Don’t gamble; getting the best smile is your choice.

Why it pays to choose a specialist orthodontist.
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Specialist orthodontists have the knowledge, training and experience to advise on the full range of orthodontic treatment options.
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An orthodontist is a registered dental specialist who has undertaken an additional three years of full-time postgraduate university study specialising in orthodontics.
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An orthodontist focusses exclusively on straightening teeth, improving bite patterns and creating great smiles. Early treatment by a specialist can reduce or eliminate the need for more extensive treatment later in life.
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A specialist orthodontist is well-equipped to diagnose what is the best treatment for your case.

Age is not a barrier to receiving corrective orthodontic treatment as healthy teeth maintain their ability to move within the jaw bone throughout a person’s life. An increasing number of adults are seeking specialist orthodontic treatment to enhance their smile, correct a bite problem and improve their self-esteem.
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Be confident that you are in the care of a specialist by looking for the NZAO logo
All members of the New Zealand Association of Orthodontists (NZAO) are well trained. As a requirement of their ongoing professional registration, they must keep up to date with the latest trends and improvements in orthodontics.
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You don’t need a referral to see a specialist orthodontist – call your local NZAO member like Bachmann Orthodontics and make an appointment. 09448 1128
You don’t have to gamble to get the smile you deserve.
What can we do to make you smile?

Re – opening

Spread your smile, not a virus.
The Prime Minister announced Level 2 yesterday.
We are ready to re-open on Thursday, 14th May 2020.

We will contact you all individually, to organise appointments. Do not call us, we will call or send an email to you. We can not see all the patients at the same time, so please be patient. We have an excellent system in place to know exactly when your last appointment was and what the next steps in your treatment plan will be. We will spread out our time-table and opening days from Monday to Friday 7.45am – 5.45pm to make sure that Bachmann Orthodontics will be a safe environment for our patients and staff at all times. Additional security measures will be in place to minimise the risk by preventing the spread of disease. Physical distancing is an ideal precaution to prevent the spread of disease, and we will follow government advice for dental health. Everything is ready to move to Level 2. We ask that the patient wait at the door at the time of their appointment, where they will be asked a few assessment questions before entering.
It’s an advantage that we designed a huge state-of-the-art practice around the needs of our patients in Albany, North Shore. We are equipped with the newest Orthodontist technologies to create a beautiful Bachmannsmile.
Social distancing is maintained at all times. Just follow the safety lines on the floor. You won’t be coming in contact with anyone else, and everything runs in a roundabout like a clock. Of course, with the highest hygienic standards that you are used to from us. Please note that we are accepting New Patients.
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Spread the word, not the virus.
Thank you for your understanding.

See you soon. Claudia, Lutz and Team
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What can we do to make you smile?

Spread your smile, not a virus.

The announcement yesterday afternoon by the Prime Minister about expectations at Level 2 is extremely encouraging.
Bachmann Orthodontics will be a safe environment for our patients and staff at any time. Additional security measures will be in place to minimise the risk by preventing the spread of disease. Physical distancing is an ideal precaution to prevent the spread of disease, and we will follow government advice for dental health. Everything is ready to move to Level 2, which is announced hopefully on Monday 11th May.


It’s good that we designed a huge state-of-the-art practice around the needs of our patients in Albany, North shore. We are equipped with the newest Orthodontist technologies to create a beautiful Bachmannsmile.
Social distancing is maintained at all times. Just follow the safety lines on the floor.
You won’t be coming in contact with anyone else, and everything runs in a roundabout like a clock.
Of course, with the highest hygienic standard that you are used to from us.


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Spread the word, not the virus.
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Please call Candice 09 448 1128‬ and make an appointment.
We are looking forward to seeing you in Level 2.
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What can we do to make you smile?
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COVID-19

We care about our Kiwis and take infection control very seriously.

We are taking additional precautions to protect your patients from COVID-19.
Our team is thoroughly trained in infection control. Our standard protocol is to disinfect each treatment room between every patient and thoroughly sterilise instruments.
And, of course, we use gloves, masks, and other protective gear all day long. We have a huge waiting area to keep the distance to each other.
We closed our Kids Playzone Area and have also removed books and magazines for now.
As an added measure of protection, we are wiping down waiting rooms on an hourly basis.
We continue to follow the situation closely and are abiding by all recommendations made by the Ministry of Health and the Dental Council.
Your safety is our top priority.
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We have installed a Patient pre-screening before arrival at the practice for all appointments by phone:

1. Are you or anyone coming with you to your appointment feeling unwell?

2. Have you, anyone coming with you to your appointment or anyone in your household returned from overseas in the past 14 days?

3. Have you been in contact with a person with confirmed or suspicion of exposure to COVID-19 in the last 14-days

If the answer is YES to any of these questions, then any non-urgent treatment should be rescheduled until the person is well and/or the isolation period is completed. If the answer is ‘no’, then a routine
appointment may proceed

A. We ask that when you arrive for your appointment, you use the hand sanitiser that is available in the waiting room.
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B. We ask that only the patient being treated attends the clinic. If the patient is under 16, one parent/guardian is allowed to accompany the patient. At this time, we ask siblings, friends and other family members to remain outside or to wait in your car.
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C. If you are feeling unwell, have a cough, fever or other cold/flu symptoms, we ask that you reschedule your appointment.
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What can we do to make you smile?

Are we running out of masks?

Facemasks are strictly limited at the moment, and it isn’t straightforward to get the number of masks we are usually using. However, we are prepared and have always enough in stock.

If you are wearing a mask, please keep in mind the following.

  • If you are healthy, you only need to wear a mask if you are taking care of a person with suspected 2019-nCoV infection.
  • Wear a mask if you are coughing or sneezing.
  • Masks are effective only when used in combination with frequent hand-cleaning with alcohol-based hand rub or soap and water.
  • If you wear a mask, then you must know how to use it and dispose of it properly.

What can we do to make you smile

We can detect smiles from far away.

Humans can detect smiles from more than 300 feet away, which developed out of a need to be able to distinguish friend from foe.

Keep your distance and smile.
The WHO World Health Organisation advises keeping a distance of at least two meters distance between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing.
Wash your hands with soap and water or using alcohol-based hand rub kills viruses that may be on your hands.
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Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth.
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Practice respiratory hygiene.
Make sure you, and the people around you, follow good respiratory hygiene. This means covering your mouth and nose with your bent elbow or tissue when you cough or sneeze. Then dispose of the used tissue immediately.
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If you have fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical care early.
Stay home if you feel unwell. Follow the directions of your local health authority.
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We want to see our patient healthy.
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What can we do to make you smile?