Brighter Smiles

Brighter Smiles for children at Gulval School

Over 180 more Cornish pupils in the west of the county are improving their oral health thanks to the generous support of Cornish Pirates, Dental Directory and their partner networks. Brighter Smiles, Cornwall’s oral health programme, will be delivered in Gulval School and Nursery, Penzance from September 2021 thanks to generous funding from Dental Directory [...]

ITEC UK continuing to support Brighter Smiles in West Cornwall

Prior to the pandemic, we were successfully working in partnership with ITEC UK including to help address the oral health care issues for children in West Cornwall. The Xerox Business Solutions Company has now committed to continuing its generous support for Brighter Smiles, our oral health campaign, in Landewednack and Grade Ruan Primary Schools and [...]

Pupils in Carclaze to have Brighter Smiles for third year running

Over 420 pupils at Carclaze Community Primary School will continue improving their oral health after Imerys Minerals and West Carclaze Garden Village renewed their commitment for the third year running to Brighter Smiles - Cornwall’s oral health campaign.  The £1500 per annum shared donation reflects both companies’ commitment to reversing the continuing trend of avoidable [...]

Learning through Engagement at Truro Learning Academy

Brighter Smiles, Cornwall’s oral health programme, will be delivered in Truro Learning Academy and Nursery from September 2021 thanks to Smile Together who launched Brighter Smiles back in 2016 when the company became an employee-owned dental social enterprise. Whilst Smile Together directly funds elements of Brighter Smiles including a number of school communities, the programme [...]

Brighter Smiles Ahoy for Children in Port Isaac

Children at Port Isaac Community Primary School and Nursery will be smiling brightly thanks to the generosity of local residents Mick Allen and Hannah Hutchison. The couple are generously funding Brighter Smiles – Cornwall's Oral Health Campaign – in this Cornish school community which will see over 70 children receive oral health care and education [...]

Collaborating creatively for Brighter Smiles!

Following a successful collaboration with the University of Plymouth we are excited to announce that our Brighter Smiles mascot, Dylan the Dragon (who began life at the Oral Health Foundation), is starring in his own movie! In September 2020 we were invited to pitch our Brighter Smiles animation idea to the university’s final year Media [...]

Helping you maintain a healthy smile

At Smile Together we’re all about helping our communities across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly maintain a healthy smile. It’s not so easy during these days of Covid-19 - not only are dental practices closed for routine care but our Brighter Smiles team can’t visit primary schools, nurseries and family hubs across the county. [...]

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 [...]

Brighter Smiles and Seafarers Hospital Society featured on ITV West Country

Respected maritime health and welfare charity, the Seafarers Hospital Society (SHS) has launched its latest initiative for fishing families. For the next 5 years they are generously funding Brighter Smiles, Cornwall’s oral health programme for children aged 5 - 9 in Newlyn School, right at the heart of the Cornish fishing community. Poor dental health [...]

Brighter Smiles Secured for Children in Bugle and Nanpean

Almost 450 nursery and primary school children in the heart of the Cornish clay area will be improving their long term oral health outcomes thanks to the generous support of Bristol-based DecaDent Ltd, leading provider of dental surgery equipment and service. The three-year commitment from DecaDent will enable the expert Brighter Smiles team from Smile [...]