Smile Together

#FizzFree for February and beyond!

Once again we supported Sugar Smart UK in promoting Fizz Free February. Fizzy drinks are the largest single source of sugar for children aged 11-18, providing an average of 29% of daily sugar intake. Most fizzy drinks contain at least 6 teaspoons of sugar, which for a child aged 7-10 is approximately 150% of their recommended [...]

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 [...]

Making a difference together this Christmas

As an employee-owned dental social enterprise, the Smile Together team are continually exploring new ways of extending our impact and reach across the county through not just the dental care that we provide in the heart of Cornish communities but through oral health improvement activities and becoming more environmentally friendly. This strong employee voice is [...]

Smile Together proudly participates in #EOBoost 24-26 Nov 2020

Smile Together has been an engaged member of the Employee Ownership Association (EOA) since 2016 with our Managing Director Paul Critchley presenting at previous EOA national conferences, our employee-owners attending various EOA events, submitting nominations for their annual awards (often successfully) and participating in online activities (we’re the current #EOisTheAnswer 2020 Quiz Champions!). We were [...]

Raising awareness of mouth cancer during the COVID-19 pandemic

Every November the Oral Health Foundation runs Mouth Cancer Action Month and this year marked their 20th anniversary of speaking out about mouth cancer. Although the Covid-19 pandemic restricted what we could physically do across our practice locations, we still engaged with other dental health professionals on social media to help spread the word about [...]

Smile Together scoops three awards on National Dental Nurses Day 2020

National Dental Nurses Day on 22nd November 2020 once again coincided with the Society of British Dental Nurses Annual Conference and Awards. In line with our ethos as an employee-owned community interest company, we’d offered our teams some free tickets to the virtual event and asked who they would like us to nominate for the [...]

Smiles at Sea – improving the oral health of coastal communities

We’ve proudly published our latest Impact Special Edition showcasing our #SmilesAtSea 2020 success in reaching out to the local fishing community across Cornwall and Devon harboursides. Whilst we couldn’t provide fishermen and their dependent family members with dental treatment from a mobile unit this year due to the pandemic, in line with Covid-19 safety measures [...]

Introducing our new Island Dentist!

Congratulations to dentist Michael Twamley who has been appointed our new Island Dentist on the Isles of Scilly – a unique opportunity which gained significant exposure and interest when we promoted it earlier this year after our previous incumbent Gill announced her retirement. Michael and his family arrived on the beautiful island of St Mary’s [...]

Bumps in our road back to practice but we remain open!

Following the Prime Minister’s announcement that from Thursday 5th November 2020 England will enter a period of tighter national restrictions until 2nd December, the Government's guidance states that “a number of public services will also stay open and you will be able to leave home to visit them. These include [...] the NHS and medical [...]