Part of the national SeaFit programme funded by Seafarers UK and delivered by Smile Together in partnership with The Fishermen’s Mission and Seafarers Hospital Society.


Whilst we can’t provide dental treatment from a mobile unit this year due to the pandemic, in line with Covid-19 safety measures, we’re bringing fishermen and their dependent family members an experienced qualified oral health dental nurse to the harboursides to:

Improve knowledge and awareness of good oral health

Share ways to reduce sugar intake and change eating habits

Provide toothbrushing advice to improve dental health

Signpost to emergency dental provision if required

Tell you about our plans for next year’s visit with a mobile dental unit


Social distancing will be observed and in some locations there will also be free Healthy Lifestyle advice and information from other healthcare providers.


Old for new! Bring along your old toothbrushes and toothpaste tubes for recycling and after seeing our oral health dental nurse you’ll receive a FREE pack of oral health items and healthy snacks.


Dates and locations:

16/9 Newquay 17 and 18/9 Mevagissey 25 and 28/9 Brixham (10am-3pm) 5/10 Plymouth (10am-3pm) 16/10 Padstow 19 and 20/10 Newlyn Simply pop in and see us at your nearest harbourside location between 10am and 4pm each day unless specified otherwise.


As well as receiving a FREE pack of oral health items and healthy snacks, every eligible person who comes to see our oral health dental nurse will be entered into a free prize draw! And when you see us out and about, do take a photo and tag us on either Twitter, Facebook or Instagram using #SmilesAtSea #SeaFit – we love to see your pictures!

To read more about our Smiles at Sea tour to GetSeaFit in 2019, click here

To read more about Smiles at Sea 2018, click here

For details of our mobile dental tour in 2017, click here

Smile Together logo in pink and purple
Seafarers Hospital Society dreadnought logo
Seafarers UK logo with strapline Supporting the maritime community
Seafit Programme logo
The Fishermen's Mission logo

Registered charity numbers: Seafarers Hospital Society 231724 | Fishermen’s Mission 232822 | Seafarers UK 226446