Smile Together

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 [...]

Brighter Smiles Ahead for Children in Mawgan-in-Pydar Primary School

Children at Mawgan-in-Pydar Primary School will be smiling brightly thanks to the generosity of Steve Coombe, owner of interior design company 3iDog. Steve is funding Brighter Smiles – Cornwall's Oral Health Campaign – in this local school which will see over 120 children receive oral health care and education from October 2019. This commitment sees [...]

Retired dentist makes generous donation to Brighter Smiles

Tooth decay remains the number one reason why children aged between five and nine are admitted to hospital. All of us in Smile Together remain passionate about oral health education and improving long term outcomes for Cornish children, which is why we invest so much of our own time and resource into Brighter Smiles, Cornwall’s [...]

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 [...]

Brighter Dental welcomes experienced dental hygiene therapist to the team

We are delighted to welcome Laura Smith to our Brighter Dental practice in Newquay which operates from Newquay Hospital on St Thomas’ Road, right in the heart of the community. Originally from Stafford, Laura studied dental therapy and hygiene at Birmingham University Dental Hospital, graduating in July 2017. She moved to Newquay with her twin [...]

Brush-Baby donates hundreds of toothbrushes for Brighter Smiles

Hampshire-based Brush-Baby Ltd has generously donated almost 600 of their fun and easy to use toothbrushes to Brighter Smiles, Cornwall’s oral health campaign. With deep clean bristles, these ‘FlossBrushes’ are specially designed for young children, especially those who don’t floss, so are perfect for Brighter Smiles which seeks to improve the oral health outcomes of [...]

Brady Construction Services bringing Brighter Smiles for children in Roche

Over 250 children at Roche Community Primary School and the neighbouring Roche Pebbles Childcare Centre will be improving their oral health thanks to Brady Construction Services' support for Brighter Smiles, Cornwall’s oral health campaign. This support sees the company join a growing number of organisations committed to reversing the continuing trend of avoidable tooth extractions [...]

Celebrating with a smile – UK Employee Ownership Day 2019

Smile Together is once again delighted to be part of #EODay run by the Employee Ownership Association (EOA). Especially as this year it’s EOA’s 40th anniversary and their special anniversary appeal is to give a healthy smile: https://employeeownership.co.uk/the-eoa-is-40/give-a-healthy-smile/ This appeal is being run in partnership with our good friends Community Dental Services in the East [...]

#gettingtogether – Smile (Get) Together 2019

With team members located right across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly it’s not often we can all get together but this is just what we did in June, to coincide with the launch of our 2018/19 social impact report! Gathering together at Waterside Cornwall we heard from our non-executive directors John Burchill, Paul Critchley, [...]

Smiling Together for National Smile Month 2019

National Smile Month, which ran from 13th May to 13th June, is an annual high-profile campaign to raise awareness of the importance of good oral hygiene. The three key messages are central to the work that we do in delivering our dentistry with social impact across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly to create healthier [...]