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COVID-19 (Coronavirus) implications for our dental services – 18th March 2020

Like all healthcare providers we are very closely monitoring the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and operating in line with any emerging advice and guidance including from NHS England and Public Health England. The care of our patients, our people and others across communities is our utmost priority. Therefore across both our West Country Dental Care and [...]

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 [...]

Celebrating Christmas the Smile Together way!

Christmas is always a good time to reflect and we’re so proud of what we’ve achieved together as a team and in partnership throughout 2019. This year we reached even further into our communities with Smiles At Sea and Brighter Smiles, and were so excited that the work we do was featured on national television [...]

Smile Together Dental CIC and Resonance Ltd win national SEUK Award for ‘Social Investment Deal of the Year’

These national awards, organised by Social Enterprise UK (SEUK), are the biggest celebration of social enterprise in the sector. Shining a spotlight on the leading lights of the social enterprise community, they recognise the outstanding achievements of businesses across the UK which trade for a social purpose, that give back, enrich communities and make a [...]

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 [...]