Changes due to COVID-19

 

The Australian Dental Association (ADA) has produced a template of recommended restrictions that should be adhered to minimize transmission of COVID-19, including reducing aerosols in the dental practice setting. We have implemented these restrictions and you may notice some changes to the way we work. This has been done to ensure the continued safety of the patients and staff of Connolly Dental Surgery.

In particular you will notice the following:

1)   The booking process has changed and bookings by phone are preferred so we can ask more questions including:

    1. Your medical history and personal risk factors.
    2. Your recent travel history.
    3. Your contact history with any confirmed or suspected COVID-19 cases.
  • Where you have booked online you may find a follow-up phone call is made to ensure risk for yourself and staff remains low.
  • We encourage our patients to attend appointments alone where ever possible and keep accompanying persons to a minimum.

2)   Your risk before procedures can be limited by:

    1. We will ensure that infection control procedures are carried through to the waiting areas, wiping down high touch surfaces and we have removed magazines/books/ toothpaste samples.
    2. You will be asked to use clean your hands when you first arrive at the practice with either hand sanitizer or hand washing.
    3. You will be given a mouth-rinse prior to your procedure.
    4. Access to tele-dentistry when needed to aid in determining cases that may not need to attend the clinic.
    5. Our staff have all thorough infection control training and have the current flu immunization.
    6. Where-ever possible we ask you to use the bathroom at home prior to your visit.

3)   During your procedure:

    1. A rubber dam will be used for fillings.
    2. There may be some limitations to your treatment options.
    3. Your scale and clean will be deferred to a later date.
    4. A specialist may be required for some extractions.
    5. Complex treatment such as crowns or implants will have to be deferred.
       

4)    After your procedure:

    1. We encourage our patients to follow up with necessary treatment and we will endeavour to recall all deferred treatment as the restrictions relax.
    2. If you become unwell or do contract COVID-19 in the 14-days following your visit please contact us immediately.

We hope that you appreciate these efforts are for everyone’s continued safety and can cooperate with us to stop the spread of COVID-19

About Us

 

Practice Founder: Dr Keith Stewart

 Dr Keith Stewart graduated from the UNSW in 1981. He began practicing in the northern suburbs and founded the Connolly practice in the late 1980's. Keith was a kind and gentle man. He was known for his quiet nature and his "if it isn't broken, don't fix it" attitude and offered no-frills dentistry that lasted and could still be beautiful. He semi-retired in the last few years of his life and spent much of his time on his hobby farm in Mooliabeenee, where he enjoyed woodworking and his orchard. Keith passed away very suddenly in February 2016. He was much loved and will be missed. 

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Dr Meike Stewart

 Dr Meike Stewart is Keith's daughter and continues to practice the same no-nonsense dentistry that Keith always offered. She delights in getting to know her patients and loves having families visit the practice. As a mother of three herself she understands the demands of family life and believes in real world dentistry, that can be both cosmetic and practical. Meike is also very proficient at and enjoys making dentures, having married a dental technician (who makes the dentures).Outside of work Meike enjoys spending time with her children and family. 

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Dr Eva Kierath

 Dr Eva Kierath joined the practice and assisted during the difficult transition following Keith's passing at the beginning of the 2016. Eva also enjoys seeing children and families. In her spare time Eva is an elite trampolinist.Eva graduated with a Bachelor in Dental Science from the University of Western Australia in 2015. Since graduating Eva has been working as part of the team at Connolly Dental Surgery. Eva enjoys all aspects of general dentistry, especially seeing children and families. Eva has a practical, evidence-based approach to dentistry.In her spare time Eva is an elite trampolinist and has represented Australia at World Cups and the World Championships on multiple occasions. Her current aim is to progress and represent Australia at the Olympics. 

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Dr Rosy Nikolic

 Rosy graduated from the University of Sydney with a Bach of Dental Surgery. Rosy's most recent experiences have been in private practice in Queensland and she has also been fortunate enough to have varied roles in her career that have contributed to her vast amount of general dental experience. These include working as an educator at Melbourne University, in special needs clinics and volunteering at a children's clinic in Vietnam. Rosy loves all aspects of dentistry and prides herself on being able to make sure all her patients have access to a healthy mouth and nice smile, no matter their budget.Outside of dentistry Rosy loves being in nature and loves all the trails and parks that WA offers. She loves the ocean enjoying paddboarding, surfboarding and outside of the water skateboarding and other outdoor activities. Rosy believes optimal health is achieved from diet and lifestyle and always incorporates a whole health approach to her treatment. She is confident treating all age groups and dental needs and looks forward to looking after you and your family at our practice.

Child Dental Benefits Schedule:
The CDBS provides individual benefits for a range of services including examinations, x-rays, cleaning, fissure sealing, fillings, root canals and extractions. Benefits are not available for orthodontic or cosmetic dental work and cannot be paid for any services provided in a hospital.

Eligible children will have access to a benefit cap of $1,000 over a two calendar year period.

To be eligible a child must be aged between 2-17 years and their family must receive Family Tax Benefit Part A or a relevant Australian Government payment.

Families can check whether their child is eligible for the CDBS by contacting the Department of Human Services.

WHY US?

You'll love what we do!
Treatment Options
We give treatment options! Ranging from do-nothing or your basic level of dental treatment required to more complex dental treatment planning.
Ample Parking
We are not in the middle of Joondalup! You won't pay for or fight for parking. We are wheelchair accessible and have disabled parking literally at our doorstep.
We Do Dentures
We love them, really.

Our affiliated laboratory makes dentures fast and easy to make and repair.
preferred providers
We are preferred providers for HBF and Member's choice for Medibank Private members! So you will get more back at your routine dental appointments and have less gap to pay on your dental treatment.
Longer Appointments
We offer longer than average appointment times! Everyone runs late some times but we try to ensure our booking gives you plenty of time to have your needs addressed and maybe some time for a chat as well.

Contact us

And we will get in touch as soon as possible.
Address
Connolly Shopping Centre Unit 4 Glenelg Place Connolly, WA, 6027
Contact Details
E-mail: connollydentalsurgery@gmail.com Phone: (08) 9300 1122