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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 [...]

Dental Nurse recognised in Cornwall’s 30 Under 30 Awards

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 [...]

Smile Together gains national recognition for social enterprise

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 […]

Big smiles for Cornish dental company

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 Special Edition – #SmilesAtSea

  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 [...]

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 […]