***Important COVID-19 information*** updated 7 January 2022
We wish to update you on the current situation with providing comprehensive dental care to our dental family.
Despite the easing of government health restrictions in November, under the banner of re-opening NSW, ongoing climb in COVID-19 cases, exacerbated by the rapid spread of Omicron variant, forced a resumption of some restrictions.
Notably for dental surgeries, these restrictions include resumption of COVID Safe Check-ins, but we continue to be able to undertake most, if not all, dental treatments for ‘healthy’ patients.
At Charlestown Road Dental we will continue with a few appropriate extra precautions for all (eg patient screening, patient handwashing/alcohol handrub, pre-treatment antiseptic mouthrinse, disinfecting doorhandles and EFTPOS terminals etc, and waiting room social distancing) to ensure that there is no opportunity for spread within the surgery.
Our infection control will otherwise continue unabated with protocols that are the equal of the best in the world, and the envy of many countries.
As noted, we will continue to screen patients for symptoms and potential exposure, and require COVID Safe Check-ins, but it is not mandatory for our patients to be vaccinated, although we highly encourage and recommend it.
These arrangements will ensure our existing valued patients, and others, are supported safely with their dental needs, even in these otherwise unsettling times.
For further information please refer to our COVID-19 policy/procedure page.
Continue to check back on our site for any future developments.
We understand that there will be apprehension, and uncertainty at this time, but we are available and ready to support you.
Do not hesitate to call us, or enquire via email/our website, to discuss, for advice, and for reassurance.
Dr Philip Skipsey
At Charlestown Road Dental we strive to deliver the highest quality dentistry to restore your mouth and smile to a healthy state, and maintain it that way. We provide comprehensive care, focussing on prevention. Dental care is a partnership, where we consult with you about what treatment outcomes you want and advise you of the options to get there, assisting you as you decide what treatment suits your circumstances.Welcome to your local Charlestown dentist. We cater to all ages, families and singles, and look forward to serving your dental needs.
Dr Philip Skipsey graduated in 1985, practicing first in Belmont, before taking over a solo dental practice upstairs in King Street, Newcastle in 1988. The practice relocated to custom built premises in 2011 where we have now rebranded as Charlestown Road Dental.
Charlestown Road Dental services
We offer a wide range of dental services including:
- Preventive Dentistry
- Restorative (fillings)
- Extractions, including wisdom teeth
- Crowns, Bridges and Dentures
- Root Canal Therapy
- Periodontics (gum treatment)
- Mouthguards, Occlusal Splints and Snoring Appliances
- Nitrous Oxide (Laughing) Gas
- Tooth Whitening (at home bleaching)
Relax in our care
We work together to limit your need for dental treatment. We are focussed on preventative dental care and guide you to health of your mouth and smile. However, if we feel you do need dental treatment,our team take every care to make you very comfortable. Click here to find out more.
We welcome children to the practice and can help you to get them used to visiting the dentist.