Author: Smile Together

Our Smiles at Sea project WINS national dental award

We’re excited to announce that our Smiles at Sea project was announced as the WINNER of the national 2019 Dental Awards for ‘Best Outreach or Charity Initiative’.   Dental nurse Katie Rowe, who operationally led our Smiles at Sea project, and Head of HR Tina Allen attended the glittering awards ceremony on Friday 17th May [...]

Welcoming our local community to Harleigh Road Dental Centre

The Community Open Day at our new Harleigh Road Dental Centre on Saturday 18th May, which opens to patients towards the end of the month, was a great success. Our team enjoyed meeting so many people, including many local residents, and especially hearing such fond memories of this lovely building particularly from its days as [...]

All smiles as Cornish building contractors Bradys hand over Harleigh Road

Transforming this wonderful and much-loved former grammar school in Bodmin into a brand-new, purpose-designed and fully accessible dental centre was always an ambitious vision but thanks to the skill, hard work and commitment of our team and a range of local contractors, we’re there! It was all smiles on Thursday 16th May as we celebrated [...]

Impact Report – Spring 2019

We are really pleased to publish our latest edition of our Impact Report. In this edition we showcase how we’re positively blossoming together, reaching 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 engaging with more local organisations in [...]

Brighter Smiles Ahead for Children in Mount Hawke

Children at Mount Hawke Academy will be smiling brightly thanks to the generosity of local campaigner Chris Hines MBE, co-founder of Surfers Against Sewage and now A Grain of Sand. Chris is funding Brighter Smiles - Cornwall's Oral Health Campaign – in his local school which will see over 270 children receive oral health care [...]

Makaton Training to enhance our Patient Experience

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 [...]

Smile Together supports The Body Shop’s ‘End Period Poverty’ campaign

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 [...]