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Earlier this year dentist Claire Newland and dental nurses Debbie Williams, Sharon Smith, Julie Sillence and Katie Rowe from our West Country Dental Care team voluntarily undertook and successfully completed Truro & Penwith College’s ‘Makaton for Professionals Foundation Workshop’. Their motivation for learning Makaton was to improve the patient experience for autistic and hearing-impaired children who attend our [...]

In line with our vision of creating healthier happier communities, we recently asked our teams to contribute to The Body Shop’s campaign donating sanitary products to local schools to support girls who can’t afford them. This was led by our Health and Wellbeing Committee who were moved to get involved after hearing that: 1 in 10 [...]

Saying Ahh for World Oral Health Day

On 20th March 2019, Smile Together joined other dental professionals worldwide in marking World Oral Health Day, an annual campaign emphasising the importance of good oral health. Our teams incorporated the national campaign theme “Say Ahh: Act on Mouth Health” to highlight how good oral care contributes to overall health and wellbeing and encourage individuals to make [...]

We’re excited to announce that our Smiles at Sea project has been shortlisted in this year’s Dental Awards for ‘Best Outreach or Charity Initiative’.   Smiles at Sea saw us take a mobile dental unit to fishing communities across Cornwall and Brixham who rarely get to see a dentist due to the demands of their [...]

Smile Together Dental CIC has recently expanded its inhouse HR team with the appointment of Carly Rundle.   Having graduated from University of Wales, Cardiff with a first-class Honours Degree in Business Management, Carly went on to achieve a Masters Degree in Human Resource Management with Distinction from Plymouth University and is an Associate Member [...]

We joined forces with Sugar Smart UK and the team at Cornwall Council Public Health to help promote Fizz Free February to help make it a national initiative. Fizzy drinks are the largest single source of sugar for children aged 11-18, and they provide an average of 29% of daily sugar intake. This has significant […]

Rob Witton was part of the team which has published ‘Standards in Dentistry’ detailing guidance and standards for primary dental care A comprehensive collection detailing guidance and standards for primary dental care has been published by the Faculty of General Dental Practice (FGDP[UK]) in its second edition of Standards in Dentistry. This publication for general dental [...]

West Country Dental Care nurse Katie Rowe is thrilled to be selected as a winner in these prestigious annual awards which celebrate Cornwall’s brightest young business talent and those entrepreneurs doing great things in the Duchy. Organised by Cornwall Chamber of Commerce, sponsored by Cornwall College Business and run in partnership with networking group The [...]

Success for Saltash Dentist

Dentist Oksana Molodyka, who practices with Brighter Dental in Saltash, recently completed a challenging Post Graduate Diploma in Endodontics with Eastman Institute, London. She is now one of the few clinicians in Devon and Cornwall to hold this qualification, recognising her advanced skills in this area. An endodontist is a dentist who specialises in saving [...]

  Brand new purpose-built dental centre in Cornwall, providing dentistry services with social impact, set to open after £1m investment   A dental centre for Cornwall, specifically designed and adapted for patients with special needs including mental health conditions and Autism, is set to open in Spring 2019 after a one million pound investment from [...]

  Over 500 more Cornish pupils in the west of the county will be improving their oral health in the new year thanks to the generous support of ITEC Group UK for Brighter Smiles, Cornwall’s oral health campaign.   The funding from ITEC will enable the expert Brighter Smiles team from Smile Together to work [...]

We’re very proud to have been featured in the November issue of BDJ Team Magazine, in which our Managing Director Paul Critchley talks about how the Smile Together team goes above and beyond to deliver our mission for dentistry with social impact, and features some of our amazing initiatives that make such a genuine difference [...]

When you provide a much valued dental service right across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly it’s not easy getting your colleagues together but we did just this in November. Our Smile (Get) Together took place at Heartlands in Pool, Camborne where everyone engaged so brilliantly in the event, recognising just what an exciting and [...]

Social Impact 2018

We are really proud to officially publish our 2018 Social Impact Report – a year in which we’ve reinvested more surplus funds and gone even further towards creating healthier, happier communities.

Smile Together, a dental social enterprise based in Cornwall, was highly commended in the Health & Social Care Enterprise category at the UK Social Enterprise Awards, held last night at the Guildhall in the City of London. The national awards organised by Social Enterprise UK (SEUK) shines a spotlight on the leading lights of the […]

Smile Together shortlisted for a prestigious UK Social Enterprise Award The Cornish dental community interest company, Smile Together, are celebrating the fact that they’ve been shortlisted for a prestigious 2018 UK Social Enterprise Award (UKSE)  in the new ‘Health and Social Care’ category. The winner will be announced at a high-profile ceremony at the Guildhall in London on Wednesday 28th November. In terms of social impact, 2018 [...]

Impact Report- October 2018

We are really pleased to publish our latest edition of Impact. In this edition we showcase how we have continued to reach out to our community, often in partnership and always with amazing outcomes.   Our prevention activities have seen us providing oral health education to more local children and engage with more local organisations to [...]

More children in Nanstallon all set for Brighter Smiles Pupils in reception and year one classes at Nanstallon Community Primary School will be improving their oral health thanks to the support of Matt Robinson of Robinson Contractor Ltd. Building on existing delivery of Brighter Smiles – Cornwall’s oral health campaign – in the neighbouring Nanstallon Pre-School, which [...]

  We’re excited to announce that Smile Together has been shortlisted in this year’s UK Social Enterprise Awards in the category ‘Health & Social Care Social Enterprise’. Organisations in this category have been shortlisted for their “excellent vision and strategic direction, clear leadership and clear evidenced social, environmental and community impact.”   Smile Together was [...]

Sepsis awareness

Sepsis is a potentially life-threatening condition previously known as blood-poisoning and septicaemia.   Sepsis should never be underestimated.   It is a potentially life-threatening condition previously known as blood poisoning or septicaemia. As dental professionals we have a part to play in reducing the many avoidable deaths due to sepsis and so here at Smile Together,  we’re supporting [...]

  We are very happy to announce that we've published our latest Impact Special Edition showcasing our recent #SmilesAtSea success in reaching out to the local fishing community.    By diving deeper into prevention & care, the fishing community across Cornwall and Devon was left smiling and a great deal healthier thanks to the spirit of [...]

The team at award-winning Smile Together Dental CIC are delighted to be part of the UK Employee Ownership Day (EO Day), run by the Employee Ownership Association (EOA), on Friday 29 June 2018.   Multi award-winning Smile Together has around 100 employees and provides community and general dentistry from 14 sites across Cornwall and the [...]

Almost 390 pupils at Trenance Learning Academy will be improving their oral health thanks to Ocean Housings support for Brighter Smiles – Cornwall’s oral health campaign.

More Smiles to be seen at Sea

The fishing community in Cornwall and Devon will soon be smiling thanks to an initiative enabling local fishermen and their families access to free dental check-ups and oral health tips at the harbourside. The Seafarers Hospital Society and Fishermen’s Mission have hooked up with award-winning dental social enterprise Smile Together to offer free dental checks […]

Brighter Dental has taken a big step towards improving the long-term dental health of children in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly

Cornwall-based dental social enterprise Smile Together will be crossing its fingers next week in the hope of picking up a major industry award. The employee-owned company is on the shortlist for ‘Dental Practice of the Year - South’ at the prestigious Dental Awards 2018.   Smile Together operates out of 14 centres and employs over 100 people across [...]

Children at Nanpean Community Primary School and Nanpean Nippers Nursery will be smiling with even greater confidence thanks to St Dennis & Nanpean Community Trust’s decision to invest in a local oral health programme.

  Everyone should have a thorough dental check-up every six months, and children especially should be regularly seen and treated. That’s why, at Brighter Dental, we provide FREE* check-ups twice a year for children up to and including age 16. We will also apply fluoride varnishing to strengthen their teeth, fissure sealants to protect their teeth, and oral health/dietary advice and [...]

Over 420 pupils at Carclaze Community Primary School are improving their oral health after Imerys Minerals and Eco-Bos made a donation to Brighter Smiles – Cornwall’s oral health campaign.

  A new dental practice has opened in Saltash as part of an expansion which will see an award-winning community interest company provide dentistry for thousands of local people.   Smile Together is opening new centres and expanding the existing facilities of its Brighter Dental practices throughout 2018 and ploughing profits back into local communities. [...]

Time to Smile

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  We have officially opened our brand new Brighter Dental surgery in The Lescudjack Centre, Penzance, working with DecaDent Ltd to create a light yet bright surgery that is proving popular with our clinicians and patients alike.   Our Brighter Dental team provides quality dental care from practices in Penzance, Saltash, Bodmin and the Isles [...]

New dentist on the Isles of Scilly

  The Isles of Scilly has a new dentist and she is on a mission to improve oral health education and dental care for the Islands.   Gillian Palmer has joined local provider Smile Together, arriving with over 30 years dental and educational experience in some remote areas of the UK.  As well as being [...]

  National GHP Magazine has announced the winners of the Dental & Oral Health Awards 2017 and DPS (Dental Prosthetic Solutions), based at Truro’s Health & Wellbeing Innovation Centre, have won ‘Specialist Dental Laboratory of the Year - South England’ and an ‘Award for Excellence in Dental Prosthetics’.   These Awards were created to recognise and [...]

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  As terrifying teeth go – they don’t come much scarier than those of LeatherClaw in this year’s Christmas Show at Hall for Cornwall. The giant dragon has been wowing audiences throughout the festive period and is supported by Smile Together to help get those teeth in check. Community interest company Smile Together is Cornwall’s [...]

  Thanks to everyone who came along to our AGM & Showcase event on Thursday 7th December at The Atlantic Hotel in Newquay and participated so positively – and what a day it was demonstrating just what an incredible year we’ve had working together and in partnership with other amazing organisations and individuals across Cornwall and [...]

Highly commended at EO Awards!

Smile Together Dental CIC is delighted to be announced as being highly commended in the Employee Owned Positive Impact of the Year Award category in the prestigious UK Employee Ownership Awards. The awards, run by the Employee Ownership Association (EOA) and sponsored by Baxendale, were held at the EOA Gala Dinner on the 27 November [...]

  We had a great event on 16 Oct at Indian Queen’s School where we saw first-hand how positively the children respond to our dental nurses Heidi Wyatt and Jenna Dixon and the tooth brushing and oral health education work they do, with their trusty dragons! FUEL, who are officially partnering with us for the [...]

– for a ‘Best Community Contribution’ award

Happy faces at Smile Together

Employee-owned dental company shortlisted for three national awards

shortlisting for Smile Together and brand agency Fuel

Impact Report – Oct 17

Have a read of our latest Impact Report. We have some exciting news to share with you

Smile Together’s oral health campaign Brighter Smiles supported Cornwall Accessible Activities Programme’s (CAAP) budding masterchef contestants in producing some excellent food at Cafe CHAOS in Truro.

Calling all Dental Nurses…

Are you a dental nurse who wants to have an impact on oral health and dental hygiene amongst children in Cornwall?  

All Smiles as Top Marketer Joins

We are delighted to appoint our new Head of Marketing & Communications, Tracy Wilson.

Cornwall-based dental social enterprise Smile Together has acquired an established dental prosthetic business to expand its range of patient services and ability to plough profits back into its local community.

We have made a significant investment in our Brighter Smiles campaign

We are very proud to present the impact of our Smile Together Mobile Dental Unit Tour through Cornwall in our Impact Special Edition

What a year it has been!

We are very proud to announce that we have won ‘Employer of the Year’ at the Cornwall Business Awards 2017.

Our New Impact Newsletter

We are happy to announce that we’ve published the first edition of our quarterly newsletter, Impact!

A dental nurse from Truro has won the prestigious ‘‘Dental Nurse of the Year’ at a glittering awards ceremony at the NEC Hilton Metropole in Birmingham.

Helping refugees to smile again

Smile Together to assist refugees who may have fled war, disaster, poverty or persecution and who are suffering from dental pain or problems.

Dental nurse up for national award

Our very own Heidi Wyatt has been shortlisted for a national award!

Cornish-based dental experts Smile Together are signalling their intention to reverse the continuing trend of avoidable tooth extractions from children – a serious public health issue which currently costs the NHS in England in excess of £130m annually.

Smile Together, the new name in dental care in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly has raised over £1,000 for the children’s cancer charity CLIC Sargent by holding enough bake sales to keep Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood busy for another full series (BBC or Channel 4). CLIC Sargent is probably the UK’s highest profile […]

Our Vision, Mission and Values

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Future plans

At Smile Together we have a strong commitment to our ethos of “Healthier, happier, communities ” and always seek to bring together our commitment to NHS values and care with the innovation and agility of a modern social enterprise.  As such we have a number of clear aims for the future We will be a […]

Making an impact

93% of our patients said that they would be extremely likely or likely to recommend our service to their friends and family.

Quotes that’ll make you smile!

Our Brighter Smiles programme places us in classrooms with little people who make us smile.

Feedback from our patients

At Smile Together we care passionately about improving oral health and the confidence of our patients

Julie Sillence – Dental Nurse

West Country Dental Care