Community

Impact Special Edition for #SmilesAtSea 2019

We’ve proudly published our latest Impact Special Edition showcasing our #SmilesAtSea 2019 success in reaching out to the local fishing community across Cornwall and Devon harboursides. This comes hot on the heels of winning The Dental Awards 2019 for ‘Best Outreach or Charity Initiative’! We’re equally proud that something we began here in Cornwall has [...]

Smile Together on the BBC

Smile Together featured in a powerful BBC Inside Out South West programme on Monday 7th October 2019 about access to NHS dentistry in Cornwall and what we’re doing as a dental social enterprise to reach those in our communities who need us most and improve oral health education. We then appeared on BBC national television [...]

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 [...]

We are proud to officially publish our 2018/19 Social Impact Report

We are proud to officially publish our 2018/19 Social Impact Report – a celebration of our achievements and social impact in a year which has seen us reinvesting our profits into frontline patient services as well as our community like never before. It really is dentistry with social impact, creating healthier happier communities. This is [...]

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 [...]