Smile Together

Making every contact count

The impact of Covid-19 has been felt across the world and for dentistry it has presented some significant challenges. However, since our practices reopened last Easter 2020 we’ve been treating thousands of patients in line with the national Infection Prevention & Control Procedures and Standard Operating Procedures, keeping our people and our patients safe across all [...]

All smiles as Specialist Dental Consultant attracted to Cornwall

Consultant and Specialist in Special Care Dentistry, Dr Mick Allen, has joined Smile Together Dental CIC as Clinical Director for Quality Assurance and Patient Safety. With a deep interest in dental public health and population needs, Dr Allen has become a prominent and influential figure in South Wales. He’s been Dental Adviser to Cardiff and [...]

#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 [...]