Smile Together’s mission is to tackle oral health poverty, creating healthier happier communities.
Covering Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, they are one of the South West’s largest NHS referral and emergency dental care providers. Their West Country Dental Care team provide urgent and emergency dental treatments for people who don’t have their own dentist, run out-of-hours surgeries and apply expert skills to treat children and adults with a range of special care needs alongside oral surgery, children’s orthodontics and treatments under general anaesthetic in a hospital setting. Under their Brighter Dental brand they provide NHS care and competitively priced private dentistry from practices based in the heart of their communities, and they see children for free.
An award-winning and innovative organisation, Smile Together functions as an employee-owned community interest company and social enterprise with clear rules about reinvesting their profits back into front line dental services and their community. Their Brighter Smiles campaign brings practical tooth-brushing clubs, fluoride varnishing and oral health education to children in areas of high decay across Cornish communities, while their award-winning Smiles At Sea campaign sees their specialist team visiting harboursides across Cornwall and Devon to provide dental treatments and oral health advice to fishermen who rarely get the chance to visit a dentist. They opened a brand-new, purpose-designed accessible dental centre in May 2019, transforming dentistry provision in the county for patients who need them most.
They’re a committed and friendly team that puts their people and patients first.