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Welcome to Helen Astill

26 March 2018

Helen Astill  BSc (Hons.) Health Science / Nutritional Therapy, EDH – Diploma in Dental Hygiene
I love living in Somerset, with its rolling hills and friendly communities. Me and my family have lived here for over a decade now and my children have been lucky to be born and grow up in a such a fantastic part of the country.

Originally from Hampshire, I worked, studied and qualified as a Dental Nurse before moving to London to Study at The Eastman Dental Hospital as a Dental Hygienist. Although I enjoyed my work very much as a hygienist, I felt my student days were not over. Nutritional Therapy was my next studying route. This has complemented my role as a hygienist over the years and allowed me to help my patients, with a wide knowledge base.

I am very much looking forward to joining Waheed Syed and Jyothsna Mekala and the team at Mere Dentistry Practice in May 2018, taking on some of the patients that Laura has looked after so well over the past years.

Working in a small community like Mere is an exciting prospect for me. I have worked in other local towns since moving to the area in 2003. Getting to know the people over the years and being able to deliver continuity of care is a rewarding aspect to my role. Being nervous of attending the dental practice is not uncommon. I have a gentle approach to dental hygiene and have a long track record of helping people overcome their apprehensions.

The mouth is the mirror of the body” (Sir William Osier - a founding father of Medicine). This is something I have come to believe in more and more in my twenty-plus years of working in dentistry. The oral cavity is the first section of the gastrointestinal tract and this is something that should be remembered and respected.

Looking after your mouth, teeth and gums is a worthwhile goal. Good oral hygiene is essential for preventing and treating gum disease. Also, it is important for the prevention of tooth decay and bad breath. Recent research has also showed that a healthy mouth can help with serious systemic problems, like hearth disease, strokes and diabetes, to name but some.
I look forward to meeting and treating many of the people of Mere and surrounding villages in the near future.

Practice compliance on data protection

We are asking patients to cooperate with new data protection regulations that have come into play. You will be requested to sign a form when coming into the practice for normal recall examination appointments .


02 January 2018

Claire Gurr our lucky winner of the Christmas Hamper. Congratulations!

We have raised an amazing £140.40 from Christmas Hamper Raffle donated by generous Mere Dental staff. All the donations are from our lovely Mere Dental Practice patients.

A Huge thanks for the great support all the donations go Macmillan cancer support.




08 November 2017

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23 October 2017

Offer! New Patient examination - £90 - includes:
30 minute Full examination
X-rays
Oral cancer check
Gum disease screening
Smile analysis
Detailed treatment plan provided
Free 30 mins hygiene appointment
Teeth whitening for £250 ( normally £350)
Offer from 1st November – Dec 15th 2017

Mere Vouchers available now:
Treat your friends and family for Christmas and New year with our flexible vouchers.

Open day for Implants and Six Months Smile (Minor Teeth correction)
Implants Open days on 13th and 27th November
Six months smile open days 13th and 27th November.
Receive a 10% discount on the cost of treatment if you sign up on this day for treatment.


12 July 2017

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12 July 2017

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04 July 2017

We're incredibly proud to announce that one of our lead nurses Tracy has run 5K in the Race for Life this week in order to raise money for charity!

Tracy raised £160.00 in support of Cancer Research, an organisation dedicated to find the cure for cancer and offering care to many across the country who are in need of constant care and support. We at Mere Dentistry are hugely supportive to the cause and cannot congratulate Tracy enough.

To help celebrate, Tracey has had a relaxing weekend at the spa in Torquay. We all hope you enjoyed yourself Tracy!


28 February 2017

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11 February 2015

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03 June 2014

We are pleased to announce that Dental Nurse Kimberly Helly passed the BDA Oral Health course recently. Kim will now be seeing patients on referral from dentists, giving patients oral health advice.


The practice has gone paper free, so patients will now sign and update their details electronically using a ipad linked to the computer systems


Online booking is available for patients to book their recall appointment. Patients will be sent a link with their recall email or SMS.