Author: Smile Together

Making a difference together this Christmas

As an employee-owned dental social enterprise, the Smile Together team are continually exploring new ways of extending our impact and reach across the county through not just the dental care that we provide in the heart of Cornish communities but through oral health improvement activities and becoming more environmentally friendly. This strong employee voice is [...]

Smile Together proudly participates in #EOBoost 24-26 Nov 2020

Smile Together has been an engaged member of the Employee Ownership Association (EOA) since 2016 with our Managing Director Paul Critchley presenting at previous EOA national conferences, our employee-owners attending various EOA events, submitting nominations for their annual awards (often successfully) and participating in online activities (we’re the current #EOisTheAnswer 2020 Quiz Champions!). We were [...]

Raising awareness of mouth cancer during the COVID-19 pandemic

Every November the Oral Health Foundation runs Mouth Cancer Action Month and this year marked their 20th anniversary of speaking out about mouth cancer. Although the Covid-19 pandemic restricted what we could physically do across our practice locations, we still engaged with other dental health professionals on social media to help spread the word about [...]

Smile Together scoops three awards on National Dental Nurses Day 2020

National Dental Nurses Day on 22nd November 2020 once again coincided with the Society of British Dental Nurses Annual Conference and Awards. In line with our ethos as an employee-owned community interest company, we’d offered our teams some free tickets to the virtual event and asked who they would like us to nominate for the [...]

Smiles at Sea – improving the oral health of coastal communities

We’ve proudly published our latest Impact Special Edition showcasing our #SmilesAtSea 2020 success in reaching out to the local fishing community across Cornwall and Devon harboursides. Whilst we couldn’t provide fishermen and their dependent family members with dental treatment from a mobile unit this year due to the pandemic, in line with Covid-19 safety measures [...]

Introducing our new Island Dentist!

Congratulations to dentist Michael Twamley who has been appointed our new Island Dentist on the Isles of Scilly – a unique opportunity which gained significant exposure and interest when we promoted it earlier this year after our previous incumbent Gill announced her retirement. Michael and his family arrived on the beautiful island of St Mary’s [...]

Bumps in our road back to practice but we remain open!

Following the Prime Minister’s announcement that from Thursday 5th November 2020 England will enter a period of tighter national restrictions until 2nd December, the Government's guidance states that “a number of public services will also stay open and you will be able to leave home to visit them. These include [...] the NHS and medical [...]

Dental lab closure a casualty of Covid-19

It is with great sadness that DPS (Dental Prosthetic Solutions) has become a casualty of Covid-19 and has been closed with immediate effect. The dental lab, based at the Health and Wellbeing Innovation Centre in Truro, has been servicing the denture and other prosthetic requirements of dentists across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly since [...]

Celebrating our own ‘Rockstars’ on IT Professionals Day 2020

Congratulations to the Smile Together Systems Support team of Nick, Kate and Joe, who have been honoured with the “Rockstar of the Year” award in the inaugural IT Pro Day Awards, which recognises IT professionals who have demonstrated excellence in their profession. The team were nominated for their response to the COVID-19 pandemic – fast-tracking [...]