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Guidance On True Emergency Situations During COVID-19 Pandemic

March 23, 2020
by RCDSO


The College strongly recommends all non-essential and elective dental services are suspended immediately. Emergency treatment should continue.

What is a “true emergency situation”?

In dentistry, a “true emergency situation” includes oral-facial trauma, significant infection, prolonged bleeding or pain which cannot be managed by over-the-counter medications.

How should emergency cases be managed?

Considering the current pandemic situation, the College is UPDATING its guidance regarding the management of emergencies.

To view the full update, please click here.