Smile Together

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 [...]

Dental lab closure a casualty of Covid-19

It is with great sadness that DPS (Dental Prosthetic Solutions) has become a casualty of Covid-19 and has been closed with immediate effect. The dental lab, based at the Health and Wellbeing Innovation Centre in Truro, has been servicing the denture and other prosthetic requirements of dentists across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly since [...]

Celebrating our own ‘Rockstars’ on IT Professionals Day 2020

Congratulations to the Smile Together Systems Support team of Nick, Kate and Joe, who have been honoured with the “Rockstar of the Year” award in the inaugural IT Pro Day Awards, which recognises IT professionals who have demonstrated excellence in their profession. The team were nominated for their response to the COVID-19 pandemic – fast-tracking [...]

We are proud to officially publish our 2019/2020 Social Impact Report

Here at Smile Together we’re all about creating healthier happier communities across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. We’re therefore very proud to publish our Social Impact Report for 2019/2020, marking another year of outstanding social impact that has seen us make a real and sustainable difference to the oral health of thousands of local [...]

Our road back to practice

We’re still operating Cornwall’s Urgent Dental Care Hubs (UDCH) for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly on behalf of NHS England, which has been the case since we opened the county’s first Hub in Bodmin on Easter Saturday. However, we are getting back to practice in most locations now and hope the following update will [...]

Proudly supporting Employee-Ownership Day 2020 to #buildbackbetter

Smile Together is once again a proud supporter of #EODay run by the Employee Ownership Association (EOA). #EODay is the national celebration of employee ownership and a major opportunity to raise awareness of the economic benefits and positive impact the sector has on the UK economy. This is something we frequently celebrate as so often we find [...]