Delivered by Smile Together in partnership with The Fishermen’s Mission, Seafarers Hospital Society and Healthy Cornwall, funded by Seafarers UK as part of the national SeaFit Programme


We teamed up to offer fishermen and their dependent family members:

• A free check-up

• Immediate dental treatment

• Oral cancer screening

• Subsidised further treatment as recommended by our dentist on the day


In some locations there were also free NHS health checks available from partners including Healthy Cornwall, Macmillan Cancer Support, Prostate Cancer UK, Seafarers Physio Network, Fairwinds, OneYou Plymouth, SAIL and Compass House GP


In some locations we linked up with our Brighter Smiles oral health team, taking the mobile dental unit further into our community and visiting schools and our new dental centre in Bodmin – an opportunity for local children, their families and other members of the community to pop along to see what we’re doing, have a look inside the dental unit and generally learn more about dental care.  These sessions were at:


  • 11th Sept Newlyn School

  • 18th Sept Bodriggy School, Hayle

  • 24th Sept Harleigh Road Dental Centre, Bodmin

Recycling opportunity

Anyone could bring along their old toothbrushes, toothpaste tubes and packaging and we took these away for recycling through the Colgate TerraCycle programme

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Every eligible person who saw our dentist was entered into a free prize draw!

To read more about Smiles at Sea 2018, click here

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

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