Introducing OneLane

Posted on Oct 6, 2016 in Happy Patients, News
Introducing OneLane

We understand that taking time to attend your child’s orthodontic or dentist appointment can be disruptive and inconvenient, so we have decided to partner with OneLane, a revolutionary iPhone app-based service that allows parents to book vetted Guardians to safely drive their children to school and any other appointments. OneLane’s exciting new solution for parents has turned heads in the tech industry, receiving positive press coverage from the likes of Huffington Post and Tech.London, plus recently being nominated for the Start-up Business of the Year 2016 award from website mumandworking.

Patients of Moira Wong Orthodontics will receive a discount code, making their first 3 rides in London zones 1-3 completely free of charge. Regarding appointments at Moira Wong Orthodontics, parents would need to be present at the first appointment, but during the 18-24 months that follow, the children are able to attend routine check ups on their own.

OneLane eliminates the stress of attempting to juggle work and busy life with school runs and children’s appointments. It is also more than just a reliable and safe alternative to taxis and public transport: OneLane offers a childcare service of up to 2 hours care pre- or post-ride by your allocated Guardian. The Guardians are all childcare professionals such as nannies, childminders, teachers, tutors and nurses with a verified employment record. They have undergone all of the relevant safety checks, including enhanced DBS and DVLA, and in-house training is regularly carried out with the Guardians. OneLane understand that familiarity is important, so parents are able to request to meet and interview the Guardian before the first journey.

Here is what some of the regular users of OneLane have to say about the service:

“It has changed my life! Knowing that someone reliable can collect my son from school and get him home safely and quickly is such a weight off my mind. I’m no longer running around like mad trying to fit everything in!” – Georgina, mum of a 7-year-old

“Once a week pick up from music class (cello lessons) and dropped home. I have more time in the evening to enjoy my life.” – Michelle, mum of a 10-year-old

Here’s a simple breakdown of the cost:

Journeys:
£0.50 per minute charged from booked start time (up to 5 minutes waiting time at the beginning of the journey is free).
£0.45 per mile travelled by car.
There is a minimum charge of  £14 which increases to £16 at peak times (school runs 7:00am – 9:00am and 3:00pm – 5:00pm).
The minimum charge covers a journey of roughly 28 minutes and 4 miles.

Childcare:
£7 for every 30 minutes.
Maximum childcare duration is 2 hours.

Parents no longer need to face the struggle of attempting to be in two places at the same time and with Moira Wong Orthodontics entering into this partnership, we hope to completely eliminate the disruption to your day when your child has an appointment with us, whilst having the added reassurance of knowing that your children are in safe hands throughout the experience.

Interested? All you need to do is download the OneLane app onto your iPhone and follow the instructions. For the discount code please call us on 020 3504 4232 if you’re an existing patient.

If you have dental concerns, please make an appointment with us.
Dr. Moira Wong – Orthodontist

An exceptionally skilled orthodontist who simply loves to improve the smiles of adults and children.

Dr Moira Wong (GDC no: 67960, UK) developed an ambition to specialise in the field of orthodontics during her time as a dentistry student at the London Hospital Medical College. After graduating in 1994, she gained experience in all fields of dentistry prior to specialisation. This included working as part of the Pennstar trauma team at the University of Pennsylvania.

Dr Wong’s career pathway began with a spell as a house officer in prosthetic dentistry at the Royal London Hospital, followed by senior house officer positions at the Bristol Dental Hospital. During this period she gained her fellowship in dental surgery and worked in the paediatric dentistry department, treating special needs children and addressing complicated developmental problems. She also worked with adults requiring the replacement of multiple teeth.

Returning to London to take up a position as a senior house officer in oral surgery, Dr Wong gained experience in dental and facial surgery. One of her busiest nights was helping with the suturing of patients following a national rail crash.

Dr Wong was then accepted onto the specialty training programme at Guy’s Hospital, where she spent a further three years gaining her master’s degree. She continued onto a consultant training programme at King’s College and St George’s Hospital, gaining her Fellowship in orthodontics. Currently less than 300 UK practitioners have this level of training, with just 5 to 10 people gaining the accreditation in an average year.

Today, Dr Wong has acquired an excellent reputation for her highly sophisticated work and approachable, communicative manner. Her ambition is to be recognised as nothing less than the best orthodontist in London.