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Covid-19 Lockdown ending 22 October 2021. 


The Victorian Government has announced the lockdown will be ending 21 October at 11.59pm.

We are still limited to providing urgent dental treatment only until then.

Currently we are open from 9 am - 2pm Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.

We envisage operating as per normal starting from Friday October 22.

Please call our clinic during the above times on 9435 6107 to book an appointment.

You may also send us an email using the Contact Us form.

For urgent dental treatment, if we cannot be reached, please try the Dental Hospital or your local hospital emergency department.


Stay safe. Tony, Mailen, Grazia, Anna, Isia, Kate, Ying, Esther, Noleen, Michelle, Megan, Angie, Lucy and Jade.


The following is the advice provided by the Australian Dental Association to its members.


What treatment can be provided under current restrictions?

Updated 18 October 2021

The current restrictions state:

Dental practitioners continue to be authorised workers and are permitted to provide management of patients with urgent needs or care where failure to do so in a clinically appropriate timeframe will lead to adverse outcomes.

There are two main drivers for these restrictions - to minimise the movement of people in the community to prevent virus transmission, and the perceived risk of aerosol generating procedures. It seems likely that the Government will not want industries to return to 100% normal activity over the short term until vaccination rates increase.

Nonetheless, the restrictions currently allow clinicians to make a risk assessment based on the circumstances of the patient to determine whether the treatment required should be deferred (based on the current risk of COVID-19 and the duration of the lockdown) or whether deferring treatment would lead to adverse outcomes for the patient.

Things to consider when determining whether dental treatment meets the 'adverse outcomes' requirement:

Melbourne has been in and out of lockdown since late May 2021, with the current lockdown in place since early August. Regional Victoria was in lockdown for slightly less time (except Greater Shepparton).

If you defer treatment now, how long until you will be able to provide care? 

What is the current backlog of patients that you are currently experiencing, and what impact will that have on your ability to provide timely care when the restrictions are lifted?

Will deferring treatment result in significant complications such as pain, infection, loss of the tooth or function, or significant progression of disease?

Can the condition be temporarily managed with minimal intervention eg. pharmacologically?

If you defer treatment now will it be possible to provide the same treatment later with no expected deterioration or complication?

What is the risk status of the patient and their previous dental history?

Tooth Decay can progress rapidly in young children, medically compromised or older patients.

Patients with chronic Gum Disease may need regular maintenance care to prevent further deterioration and potential loss of teeth.

Orthodontic treatment that is dependent on growth (ie. to avoid surgery or tooth impaction)

Orthodontic patients who are significantly over the expected completion time where there is risk of further disease without debanding

The time since the last dental examination (in the context of overall patient risk for disease)?

Can you use teledentistry to screen patients prior to coming in to determine some level of patient risk for dental disease and treatment need?

All diagnostic findings, treatment and consent should be recorded as per Dental Board of Australia requirements to demonstrate why treatment was provided at that point and not deferred.

Dentists should not use this guidance to return to normal practice activity.





Congratulations Megan and Aaron (not pictured whoops)

A wedding during the time of COVID is a great effort - well done 🍾🍻🎂


A Dental Clinic For You

Our clinic offers a full range of dental treatments saving you time, money and stress. We cater to many of your dental needs in the one location. Lower Plenty is in Melbourne's green wedge nestled between Eltham, Montmorency, Greensborough, Viewbank and Templestowe.


A Dental Clinic that cares

At Lower Plenty Dental we believe in building a close relationship with YOU, we listen to what you have to say. By getting to know you, we are better able to assess your needs and offer you the appropriate treatment options. We tailor a treatment plan just for you - to ensure your optimum dental health.  


Less Stress, More Smiles

We understand that a trip to the dentist can be stressful for most people. Our dental clinic prides itself on professionalism in all aspects of dentistry - Tony, Mailen, Grazia, Anna, Isia, Kate, Ying, Esther, Noleen, Michelle, Megan and Angie will look after YOU!.  Oh, BTW we DON'T do those ugly metal fillings - Yuck!


Our Dental Health Services: We Offer A Full Spectrum of Dental Care

We offer you the very best dental health care including:



Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic dentistry is the field of dentistry dedicated to the art and science of enhancing a person's smile and overall appearance, resulting in a better self-image and a sense of well-being. And better looking selfies!


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Tooth Replacement

There are several options for filling the gap of a missing tooth. Either an Implant retained crown, a bridge or even a partial denture could be constructed.


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Preventitive Dentistry

Preventive dentistry is the area of dentistry that focuses on ways to help stop or slow down oral diseases. It includes clinical treatment, education, advice and recommendations for home care. 


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Invisalign

This technique involves a series of clear removable plastic aligners to straighten your teeth without metal wires or brackets. As we progress through the series of aligners your teeth will move until they reach the final prescribed position.


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Orthodontics

Orthodontics is that branch of dentistry which specialises in the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of problems in the alignment of teeth and jaws. The technical term for these problems is malocclusion, which literally means bad bite.


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General Dentistry

The goal of all dental treatment is to provide and maintain the highest degree of Dental Health. We will assess your teeth and gums and with your input offer you the available treatment options.


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