Caring for your Health and Safety

Our rooms are open for general dental procedures, practicing with a COVIDsafe plan to protect the health of all patients and staff. We value caring for our patients and ensuring all are safe.

Melbourne Dentistry is open during our usual hours of 7.00am - 5.30pm, Monday to Friday. Please feel welcome to call our practice on 03 9650 0033 for an appointment. Alternatively you may review available times online at to schedule your next dental visit with us.

The practice telephone line, 9650 0033 is diverted to the mobile phone of our practice principal, Dr Maria Petricevic, Dentist, each night, after business hours and on weekends, to ensure you are able to discuss your dental health concerns with her. Dr Maria may also be contacted via email at

Attending the Practice

In addition to our existing high standard of infection control, our COVIDsafe plan also includes air-borne precautions to help protect all of our staff and patients during appointments involving aerosol generating procedures. You will notice clinical staff wearing full PPE including face shields, goggles, N95 masks, gowns and gloves during your treatment; and we wear a new set for each patient appointment.

In the practice treatment room, we have specifically installed equipment for the current circumstances; the VirusKiller™Radic8 401K UV-C Air Purifier with HEPA filter and the Rhondair Aerosol Capture System to use along side HVE (high volume evacuation - suction), pre-procedural mouth rinsing (using 1% hydrogen peroxide) and rubber dam (where indicated) to contain aerosols to help protect the safety of all of our staff and our patients.

Patient screening will remain an import component of keeping our practice COVIDsafe.

Your Dental Appointment

We ask all patients to please be forthcoming regarding the state of their health. Please let us know about how you are feeling when you book your appointment, when we confirm your appointment and prior to attending for your dental appointment.

If you have any of the below symptoms, please let us know. 

COVID-19 symptoms may be mild and may consist of any one of the below -

  • fever
  • runny nose
  • sore throat
  • cough
  • shortness of breath
  • loss of the sense of smell or taste
  • unusual fatigue
  • ongoing headaches
  • chills or aches and pains
  • abdominal symptoms such as nausea, cramps or diarrhoea
  • conjunctivitis
  • an unexplained rash

Out of consideration for the safety of our dental practitioner, staff and all our other patients, you will need to be clear of the virus in order to attend for dental treatment at our practice.  We will postpone your dental appointment until you have recovered and are fit and well to attend.


YOU HAVE COVID-19 OR SUSPECT YOU MAY HAVE COVID-19 and need urgent dental care?

We can consult with you via teledentistry and then refer you to an acute hospital specifically equipped to provide urgent dental treatment to confirmed or probable COVID-19 patients, if this is necessary.


Recovering from COVID-19?

Please call our practice on 9650 0033 or email our team at to inform us of your circumstances prior to attending for a dental appointment. 

If you require any further clarification regarding the aforementioned COVID-19 information, please don't hesitate to contact our practice for assistance.


World Health Organisation (WHO) Handwashing Technique:


Wearing your mask correctly: