Our News & Updates

COVID-19 Screening

May 11, 2021

As per the Ministry of Health and Dental Council of New Zealand Guidelines, all visitors to the dental practice need to answer a list of screening questions prior to their appointment. Dentistry creates more aerosols compared to most other industries, which is one of the common pathways of virus spread. Even at no/low levels of community transmission of COVID-19 we...

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What to do if you have a dental emergency over the holiday period 2020-2021

December 22, 2020
What To Do In A Dental Emergency Over The Holiday Period

Thank you for your support over 2020 and Merry Christmas. Our practice will close at 3.00pm on Wednesday 23rd of December 2020 and will re-open 8.00am Tuesday 5th January 2021. While we hope you don’t have any dental emergencies over your summer holiday below is some advice on what you can do if you do have an issue. Many dental...

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Bad Breath

November 30, 2020

Have you noticed that your breath hasn’t been so fresh after hiding behind a mask? Have a bit of a bad taste lingering in your mouth when you wake up? Don’t panic! Let’s work together to get to the root of the problem so that you no longer have to rely on mints. Now that we are able to see...

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What toothpaste should I use?

October 5, 2020

One of the most common questions we get asked is ‘what toothpaste should I use?’. The answer to the question varies between individuals depending on the needs of that individual’s mouth. Below is some information you may find useful to help you pick a toothpaste. For toothpastes to get the maximum impact on your teeth and gums we recommend; using...

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Why we Offer Joint Dental and Hygiene Appointments

August 12, 2020

As registered health care providers in New Zealand we must comply with the requirements and guidelines laid out for us by the New Zealand Dental Council. These state that any patient wishing to see a dental hygienist must have their oral conditions fully assessed and diagnosed by a dentist first. That dentist must then determine if an appointment with a...

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COVID-19 Alert Level 1 Appointments

June 9, 2020

We are pleased to be able to see you again at McKeefry Dental during COVID-19 Alert Level 1. The health and well-being of our patients and staff is most important to us. It is possible we may need to rearrange your appointment, so please let us know if: a. You have a confirmed diagnosis of Covid-19?b. You are waiting for...

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COVID-19 Alert Level 2 Appointments

May 14, 2020

We are pleased to be able to see you again at McKeefry Dental during COVID-19 Alert Level 2. The health and well-being of our patients and staff is most important to us. It is possible we may need to rearrange your appointment, so please let us know if:     You have been tested COVID-positive.Are suspected to be COVID-positive.A close...

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McKeefry Dental Level 4 & 3 Activities

May 12, 2020

McKeefry Dental is back … well on Thursday we’re back to business! Level 2 here we come! We hope you haven’t missed us too much.The team at McKeefry Dental can’t wait to get back to what we do best – looking after your dental needs and catching up with you all at the practice. We hope you have all survived...

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COVID-19 Closure

March 23, 2020

McKeefry Dental are closed for the foreseeable future depending on advice from the Ministry of Health. If you have an appointment booked from 23/03/2020 until 17/04/2020 we will have already cancelled this appointment. From after these dates if you have an appointment booked, please do not attend unless you have been contacted by us to confirm we are back operating....

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Dental Tourism

November 28, 2019

Jetting off to a tropical paradise and staying in a nice hotel for a few weeks, all while saving money, sounds like a dream! Getting your dental treatment sorted for a fraction of the cost (compared to New Zealand) in between lying by a pool and having massages. How can there be a downside? Dental tourism is a tricky topic...

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