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On March 30, 2020, the Chief Medical Officer of Health confirmed that there was community transmission of COVID-19 in Nova Scotia. In light of this development, the Provincial Dental Board of Nova Scotia (PBDNS) has updated its Emergency Dental Protocol (the Protocol) for the treatment of dental emergencies in Nova Scotia. The updated Protocol takes effect on March 31, 2020 at 11:59 pm and replaces the Protocol issued on March 23, 2020.

The updated Protocol requires that emergency dental treatment can only be provided at designated Emergency Dental Clinics across the Province. As Bridgeview Dental has not been designated as an Emergency Dental Clinic, we are mandated to cease providing emergency treatment in our clinic.

Designated Emergency Dental Clinics will include:

1. The Clinic at the Dalhousie Faculty of Dentistry;
2. The Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Clinic at the Victoria General Hospital;
3. The Department of Pediatric Dentistry at the IWK Health Centre;
4. The Board will authorize designated Emergency Dental Clinics throughout the Province that are capable of providing emergency dental treatment during the COVID-19 pandemic.

As per the updated Protocol, dentists must continue to triage and assess all patient inquiries by phone. If emergency treatment is required the dentist must refer the patient to a designated Emergency Dental Clinic using the referral form attached to the updated Protocol. A full list of Emergency Dental Clinics will be available at http://pdbns.ca/covid19.

The updated Protocol ensures the safe and effective treatment of dental emergencies during the COVID-19 pandemic and was developed by a working group of dental experts, in consultation with Nova Scotia’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Robert Strang.

Dr. Halpin will continue to be available via phone calls and text at: 902-441-6964 to assess and assist with any dental emergencies our patients may have. Our Office Manager Dawn Halpin will continue to be available via email at: dawn@smilehalifax.ca for any non-emergency questions or concerns.

We miss seeing our patients and spending time with our amazing team. We can’t wait for this to pass so that we are able to properly service our community once more. We hope you all are staying safe and well. You are in our thoughts.

We will continue to update you via our phone message centre, Demandforce email system and our social media sites, as new information becomes available.

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Andrew Halpin B.Sc., D.D.S. welcomes you to his general family dentistry practice in the Clayton Park West area of Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Dr. Halpin is a dentist who runs a patient-centered family dental practice. We function as the primary source of dental care for all members of a family beginning around age one. We place emphasis on preventive dental services to preserve your dental health and prevent or delay the start of new dental disease.

New patients of all ages are welcome in our practice.

Bridgeview Dental deals with all phases of dentistry from general to cosmetic, including the following: