Protecting your health
COVID Protection Framework
Updated 6 December 2021
Traffic Light Settings
New Zealand is now at Red and Orange settings.
Oral health professionals will be following the Dental Council’s Supplementary Standard to the Infection Prevention and Control Practice Standard - Risk management principles for oral health during the COVID-19 pandemic.
All patients will be required to answer the following risk assessment questions prior to their appointment and confirmed on their arrival.
- Do you or any member of your household have COVID-19 or are you waiting for a COVID-19 PCR test result? (not a routine surveillance test result)
- Are you required to self-isolate (including arrival from overseas)?
- Do you have ANY of the following symptoms now, or in the last 14 days
– Fever, acute cough or shortness of breath
– Muscle aches, loss of smell, sore throat
– Generally feeling unwell with no other likely diagnosis
- Do you have any other reason to think that you are at risk of having COVID-19?
Face masks and PPE continuity
Checklist, buying guide, and presentation counterfeit facemasks
- Checklist from NZOHS New Zealand Occupational Hygiene Society
- A guide to Buying P2, or Equivalent, Respirators for use in the Australian and New Zealand Work Environment
- Miriska Gerber NZOHS President’s presentation ‘Counterfeit Respirators Can You Tell The Difference?’
Mask fit testers
Aside from securing your stock of facemasks, it’s important to find a registered fit tester. Find a tester by name or region with this register.
Face masks and PPE continuity
The following list of PPE providers is being updated regularly. We have asked vendors that they meet the specified standard, but it is up to practitioners to ensure that this is the case.
Last updated 22 September 2021
|Lauren Reid or Jayden Currie||[email protected] [email protected]||0800 268 324 or
Jayden Currie 021 194 8213
Customer Services or Rudy Tavarez
|[email protected] or [email protected]||0800 800 085 or 021 269 2384|
|Adrienne Renton or Bianca Tripiano||[email protected]
or visit website
|0800 372 972|
|Imex Medical Ltd||Bryce Filleul||[email protected]||0800 463 963 or
09 280 3936
|Leedsafe Ltd||Sales - Lucy Burch||[email protected]||03 379 2055|
|NXP (National Xpress Products)||NXP Customer Care Team||[email protected]||0800 800 547|
|Oraltech||Christine Bell||[email protected]||0508 478 222|
|Ormiston Kiwi Chemist||Michael Mishriki||[email protected]||021 645 321|
|Security Alert||Michael Mathieson||[email protected]||0800 732 258 or
027 457 5509
|Vendella International||Melissa Murran||[email protected]||0800 836 335|
Access an Amtech order form here
We have a full range of PPE and infection control products in stock.
PPE Product List:
N95 Fluidshield Respirators
Type IIR ASTM Level 3 Fluidbloq Surgical Facemasks
Type IIR ASTM Level 3 Beesure VIBE Surgical Facemasks
ASTM Level 2 Surgical Facemasks
Level 1 Facemasks – for patients or support people on arrival to practice
Impervious Long Sleeve Gowns
Biodegradable Nitrile Gloves
Extra Aerosol Management and Infection Control Measures:
Aerosol Max Extra Oral Suction Machine with Hepa Filter
Sanuvox Hepa Filter Air purifying Units
Kona Ozone infection control sensor tap
Rubber Dam (latex and non latex)
1% hydrogen peroxide pre-procedural sanitising mouthrinse
Perio Plus CHX + Citrox Mouthrinse (0.2%)
Cotton Mouth Swabs
Surface Management & Disinfection Products:
BLB alcohol based hand sanitiser
Hand Sanitising Foam – kills 99.9% microorganisms
ALuroHQ Bulk liquid flowing hand soap
AluroHQ ECOCLOTH Biodegradable clean & Disinfection cloths – proven effective against C-19
Viraclean Surface Clean and disinfection spray – proven effective against C-19
Clinimax neutral detergent liquid
AluroHQ Biodegradable neutral detergent
Neutral detergent wipes
Barrier sleeves and cover-all
For more product information, please visit their website.
PPE product list
Overshoes – ex stock
Large plastic patient bib – ex stock
KN95 masks – ex stock
Face shields – ex stock
New style face shields – ex stock
Instrument reprocessing gloves – ex stock
Latex gloves – ex stock
Level 2 earloop masks – ex stock
Non contact thermometer – ex stock
Disinfection productsAlcogel hand sanitiser – ex stock
Hygiene liquid soap – ex stock
Foam 2 alcohol free cleaning and disinfection wipes
Alcohol free cleaning and disinfection spray for surface wiping – ex stock
70% ethanol disinfection spray can – ex stock
1% hydrogen peroxide Preprocedural rinse solution – ex stock
Micro 10 Enzyme 2 for cleaning and disinfecting instruments – ex stock
Impresafe for disinfecting impressions – ex stock
Listerine for preprocedural rinsing – ex stock
Barrier film – ex stock
Autoclave pouches – ex stock
For more information please visit their website.
ShieldsUp started in response to the outcry of medical & emergency staff across the country facing the COVID-19 pandemic. They put their own health at risk to help protect others, often without adequate personal protective equipment. We are now a community of over 500 volunteers, 3D printing and manufacturing face shields for our medical and emergency heroes at the forefront of this awful pandemic. We have doctors, sterilisation specialists, engineers, as well as 3D printing experts on our team. We are also consulting with our medical community to ensure the design is appropriate and fit for purpose. For more information about our face shields, or if you would like to request them for your practice, you can do so on our website – we are humbled to be able to help you in our own small way and are grateful for the work that you continue to do. ShieldsUp, offering protection to Kiwi’s against COVID-19.
ShieldsUp are now able to offer a purpose built dental shield, based on feedback we have received from dentists. This version differs from our standard model in that it sits further from the face, accommodating loupes and other equipment.
Notice in practices
As per MoH & DCNZ Guidelines practices should post visual alerts (e.g. signs, posters) at the entrance and in strategic places (e.g. waiting areas, elevators) to provide patients and health care practitioners with instructions (in appropriate languages) about hand hygiene, respiratory hygiene, and cough etiquette.
Automated appointment reminders
Dentists with an ability to schedule automated appointment reminders should consider sending the following (or similar) to your patients. Template COVID-19 patient advice notice
Phone appointment responses
Dentists who remind patients of upcoming appointments by phone, should consider what advice is being given to patients and may wish to provide similar information as that written in the above template.
Ministry of Health
As we have previously advised and continue to advise, members should regularly review Ministry of Health advice which is constantly being updated here. There is useful information here for health professionals.