An update from The Mead Dental Practice following the Government announcements on 4th January 2021.

We are pleased to say that following the recent Government announcement, The Mead Dental Practice will remain open during the lockdown to provide an essential health service.

All current booked appointments (including examinations and hygiene appointments) will remain unaltered unless we contact you.

Routine treatment is essential treatment. Your oral health is part of your general systemic wellbeing and as such early detection and prevention is important to avoid more serious dental and possibly medical complications. Screening for oral disease including oral cancer is essential …so routine care will continue including examination, hygiene and treatment appointments

During the first lockdown we as a profession spent months getting our practices COVID safe:

Face fit testing on FFP2/3 masks, enhanced PPE, clinical safety protocols implemented and followed, together with installation of air purification systems. All areas of the practice are subject to rigorous additional cleaning regimes with virus killing agents.

This has enabled us to create a safe and secure environment in which to provide dental health care in this lockdown.

However, we realise some patients may consider themselves vulnerable and wish to postpone their care.

If you feel this is applicable to you please contact reception, preferably by email at to reschedule your appointments for January.

We appreciate there will be some cancellations, so if you are awaiting treatment and are available at short notice, please email your availability to the reception team.

As we look back on the last few months, I am extremely grateful for the continued support and loyalty from all of you …our patients. I am also, extremely proud of how the team have adapted and of how hard they have worked.

Please feel free to share this widely

Laura and the team.