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Corona Safety Procedures - Please Read Before Attending

13 March 2020

Corona Procedure Update - Monday 10th August, 2020

face mask at 3Dental
For the safety of our patients, staff and communities, face coverings are now mandatory when visiting 3Dental.
Patients are encouraged to bring their own but, masks can be purchased for €1 from reception.

Corona Procedure Update - Monday 11th May, 2020

COVID-19 Precautions and Safety Procedures at 3Dental
Corona Virus Safety Procedures at 3Dental

We have updated our opening hours as follows:


  • Monday - Friday: 8am - 8pm
  • Saturday: 9am - 5pm


  • Monday - Friday: 8am - 8pm
  • Saturday: 9am - 5pm

For more information, please visit our Dublin and Limerick page.

We've also shot this short video to illustrate the safety procedures we have put in place at 3Dental.

Corona Procedure Update - Monday 27th April, 2020

IQair dental model air purification systems

We have IQair dental model air purification systems in our clinics.

HyperHEPA filtration filters 95% of even these tiniest of viruses and other contaminants.

Corona Procedure Update - Wednesday 25th March, 2020

Emergency Treatments at 3Dental During COVID-19
Procedural Updates

We have updated our COVID-19 essential and emergency treatment protocols. Updates include:

  • Patient triaging via phone, email (photos) and video chat.
  • Providing hydrogen peroxide pre-procedural mouth rinse for all patients.
  • We are providing the highest standard of PPE (personal protective equipment) to protect staff and patients.
  • Strict cross-infection controls have been implemented. 
  • Rotating surgeries

If you feel that you need an essential or emergency treatment, please call the clinic to arrange.

We are not accepting walk-ins at this time.

Corona Procedure Update - Wednesday 18th March, 2020

COVID-19 3Dental Update - March 2020

Until further notice, we are open for emergency and essential treatment only.

We will have significantly reduced staff numbers during this time.

We are contacting all patients to confirm or reschedule appointments.

If you have an appointment booked, please read this entire post.

If you have questions, please call:

Updated Existing Appointment Guidelines

Though we assess all patients on an individual basis, these guidelines may help to answer some questions:

Treatment TypeProcedure Update
General appointments, hygiene appointments, and check-upsWill be postponed unless the patient is experiencing pain or extreme discomfort.
Orthodontics including braces adjustmentsWill be rescheduled. There is no adverse effect for postponing braces adjustments.
InvisalignWill need to be delayed. If you are currently scheduled for an Invisalign check-up, continue to wear your most recent Invisalign tray(s).
CosmeticFor the most part, cosmetic appointments will be rescheduled. In the case of essential treatment, you will be contacted to arrange a time.
Implant procedures and dental surgeriesThe necessity of these procedures will be determined on a case by case basis, and patients will be contacted before scheduled appointments.

Generally, if you are not in pain or extreme discomfort, your appointment should be postponed until things return to normal.

Updated Clinic Procedures

We will continue to implement all guidelines put forward by the WHO and HSE and take any measures we feel are necessary to reduce the spread of the Coronavirus.

Procedures will be in place at the clinic, including

  • a no handshake policy
  • hand sanitizer available in all clinical and non-clinical areas
  • temperatures will be taken for everyone entering the building with an infrared thermometer

If you are suffering from any symptoms, please notify the clinic before arriving for an appointment.

Our goal is to service the needs of our patients and protect the health of our patients and staff. We have a backlog of emails, messages and voicemails that we are working through, so please be patient with us during this unprecedented time.

FAQs on 3Dental During COVID-19

Corona Procedure Update - Monday 16th March, 2020

Health and Safety Update at 3Dental - COVID-19

Effective immediately and until further notice - 3Dental will be conducting essential and emergency treatments ONLY.

We will continue to screen all persons entering the clinic, including taking temperatures with an infrared thermometer. If you currently have a booking, we will call you to discuss your appointment.

If you have any questions, please call our clinics on Dublin - (01) 485 1033 | Limerick (061) 414 673.

Our priority is the safety and wellbeing of our staff, patients, families and communities.

We will continue to implement all guidelines put forward by the WHO and HSE and take any measures we feel are necessary to reduce the spread of the Coronavirus.

We will post updates on our website, Facebook and Instagram pages.

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Corona Procedure Update - Friday 13th March, 2020

Corona Virus Safety Procedures at 3Dental

To help keep everyone safe and reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus, we are putting new procedures in place - effective immediately.

  • We will be taking the temperature of all patients entering the clinic, with an infrared thermometer. Anyone who presents a temperature higher than normal will have their appointment postponed for a minimum of 14 days. Anyone who refuses to have their temperature taken will be refused treatment.
  • We are asking patients who have recently travelled in areas that have a high risk of infection to call and postpone their appointments for a minimum of 14 days.
  • We are asking patients who are experiencing cold, flu or respiratory symptoms to call and postpone their appointments for a minimum of 14 days.
  • A no handshaking policy is now in effect.
  • We have hand sanitizer available in all clinical and non-clinical area and have implemented and increased disinfecting routine in all areas of the practice.
  • We are following all WHO and HSE guidelines.

We aim to continue to serve our patients.

By implementing these procedures, we hope to help to keep our patients and communities safe.

Please contact your clinic - Dublin (01 485 1033) or Limerick (061 414 673) - with questions or concerns. 

You are bound to have questions regarding how COVID-19 will affect your dental treatment. We've compiled a comprehensive list of FAQs in this post.

FAQs on 3Dental During COVID-19

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