Author: Gemma Caley

Smile Together goes #FizzFree for February 2020

Once again we joined forces with Sugar Smart UK and our partners at Cornwall Council Public Health to help promote Fizz Free February, which was launched in 2018 by Southwark Council but has grown quickly to become a national initiative. Fizzy drinks are the largest single source of sugar for children aged 11-18, and they [...]

Celebrating Christmas the Smile Together way!

Christmas is always a good time to reflect and we’re so proud of what we’ve achieved together as a team and in partnership throughout 2019. This year we reached even further into our communities with Smiles At Sea and Brighter Smiles, and were so excited that the work we do was featured on national television [...]

Smile Together gets #mouthaware for Mouth Cancer Action Month 2019

Mouth Cancer Action Month ran throughout November, organised by the Oral Health Foundation to raise awareness about mouth cancer. We joined health professionals from dentistry and other specialisms in highlighting the risk factors for mouth cancer, as well as the importance of performing self-checks to maintain good oral health and visiting your dentist as soon [...]

Brighter Smiles ahead as Seafarers Hospital Society launches oral health initiative for schoolchildren in Newlyn

Respected maritime health and welfare charity, the Seafarers Hospital Society (SHS), was with us in Newlyn School on Wednesday 13th November 2019 to launch its latest initiative for fishing families. For the next 5 years SHS is generously funding our Brighter Smiles oral health programme for children aged 5 - 9 in Newlyn School, right [...]

Brighter Dental welcomes experienced dental hygiene therapist to the team

We are delighted to welcome Laura Smith to our Brighter Dental practice in Newquay which operates from Newquay Hospital on St Thomas’ Road, right in the heart of the community. Originally from Stafford, Laura studied dental therapy and hygiene at Birmingham University Dental Hospital, graduating in July 2017. She moved to Newquay with her twin [...]

Brush-Baby donates hundreds of toothbrushes for Brighter Smiles

Hampshire-based Brush-Baby Ltd has generously donated almost 600 of their fun and easy to use toothbrushes to Brighter Smiles, Cornwall’s oral health campaign. With deep clean bristles, these ‘FlossBrushes’ are specially designed for young children, especially those who don’t floss, so are perfect for Brighter Smiles which seeks to improve the oral health outcomes of [...]

Brady Construction Services bringing Brighter Smiles for children in Roche

Over 250 children at Roche Community Primary School and the neighbouring Roche Pebbles Childcare Centre will be improving their oral health thanks to Brady Construction Services' support for Brighter Smiles, Cornwall’s oral health campaign. This support sees the company join a growing number of organisations committed to reversing the continuing trend of avoidable tooth extractions [...]

Celebrating with a smile – UK Employee Ownership Day 2019

Smile Together is once again delighted to be part of #EODay run by the Employee Ownership Association (EOA). Especially as this year it’s EOA’s 40th anniversary and their special anniversary appeal is to give a healthy smile: https://employeeownership.co.uk/the-eoa-is-40/give-a-healthy-smile/ This appeal is being run in partnership with our good friends Community Dental Services in the East [...]

National recognition for our Brighter Smiles oral health nurse

We are so very proud that Jo Trevelyan, our Brighter Smiles lead oral health nurse, was recognised as one of just four winners of the 2019 national 'Nominate a Smile' for her incredible dedication to spreading healthy and happy smiles wherever she goes. The competition, run as part of National Smile Month, is an opportunity for [...]

#gettingtogether – Smile (Get) Together 2019

With team members located right across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly it’s not often we can all get together but this is just what we did in June, to coincide with the launch of our 2018/19 social impact report! Gathering together at Waterside Cornwall we heard from our non-executive directors John Burchill, Paul Critchley, [...]