All smiles as city dental practice scoops another top award

Compere Hal Cruttenden, David Thompson, Jane Armitage and Daniel Davis, President of the British Dental Health Foundation
Compere Hal Cruttenden, David Thompson, Jane Armitage and Daniel Davis, President of the British Dental Health Foundation

A SHEFFIELD dental practice added to its impressive haul of national honours at the Dental Awards in London.

Thompson and Thomas, ased in Langsett Road and Middlewood Road, scooped the Best National Smile Month Event at the ceremony at the Lancaster London Hotel for their ‘Better Late Than Never, Dentists on Tour’ campaign.

That takes their awards total to 19 since 2005.

Practice manager Jane Armitage said: “It’s a great honour to have won this award. National Smile Month means so much to the practice as it’s a great way to spread the message of good oral health.

“Our campaign last year was special for so many reasons, and with this year’s campaign due to start in the coming weeks we’re geared up for another groundbreaking event.”

According to Jane, planning for the event didn’t exactly go as planned, and only a special blessing from Foundation Chief Executive Dr Nigel Carter made things possible.

“I was diagnosed with a chest condition prior to the launch of National Smile Month which resulted in any large scale event being postponed indefinitely,”, Jane said. “I contacted Dr Carter and explained the situation and he granted us permission to hold the event at a later date.

“The Better Late than Never, Dentists on Tour event was held in October and as it was so close to Mouth Cancer Action in November, we combined the two foundation campaigns so both could benefit. We found ourselves dressed up as Courage the Cat in support of Radio Hallam’s Help a Hallam Child’ also wearing National Smile Month t-shirts running a stall filled with various competitions, raffles, and of course, information on all aspects of dental care.

“The response was quite breathtaking. We had a market stall based outside Sheffield Town Hall and from here we gave free advice and spoke to around 4000 people.’’