The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has announced suspension of some non-urgent elective dental services, and has also reduced the number of dental clinics across the DHA facilities as a precautionary measure aimed at protecting patients and healthcare personnel from the spread of Covid-19.
As part of this decision, the authority said that the dental services will be provided from 7.30am to 9.30pm (Sunday to Thursday) at the following centres:
Al Mizhar Health Centre
Nad Al Hamar Health Centre
Al Barsha Health Centre
Al Safa Health Centre
Al Mamzar Health Centre (for children only)
Rashid Hospital and Hatta Hospital.
While the Nad Al Hamar Centre and Al Barsha Centre caters to emergency dental cases, the remaining health facilities will cater only to patients with prior appointments, the authority said.
Meanwhile, the dental department emphasized that dental services for urgent cases are being provided under stringent preventive measures, while also ensuring that medical staff are wearing face shields, special masks, gloves. and medical gowns covering the entire body.
Other measures being implemented include physical distancing between customers, comprehensive sterilisation after each patient etc.