Bringing smiles to Weston-super-Mare on the Road: Dentaid unveils new mobile dental clinic

Bringing smiles to Weston-super-Mare on the Road: Dentaid unveils new mobile dental clinic
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By Jill Dando News

A ray of hope is on the horizon for those in desperate need of dental care.

Dentaid, The Dental Charity, is gearing up to launch its ninth mobile dental unit, made possible by a generous donation from The Health Lottery.

This state-of-the-art dental surgery on wheels will hit the road in Weston-super-Mare this week.

It is designed to provide vital dental services to individuals affected by homelessness and substance misuse.

The Health Lottery, having raised an impressive £130 million for various causes across Great Britain, has stepped up once again.

Their contribution funded the refurbishment, stocking, and preparation of this new mobile unit, ensuring it's fully equipped to make a difference.


But that's not all – The Health Lottery's support will also sustain monthly dental clinics in Weston-super-Mare throughout the summer months.

Inside this mobile marvel, hundreds of volunteer dentists and dental nurses will offer a comprehensive range of services:

  • Oral cancer screenings
  • Dental health advice
  • Scale and polish
  • Fillings
  • Extractions

No one will be left behind. The outreach will extend to diverse groups, including those experiencing homelessness, survivors of abuse, cancer patients, fishing communities, families living below the poverty line, and individuals at risk due to substance misuse.


With demand for Dentaid's services soaring, the charity has expanded its fleet of mobile dental units, thanks to significant backing from the dental industry and supporters.

This year alone, Dentaid will host nearly 900 charity dental clinics across the UK – a remarkable increase from 422 clinics in the previous year.

"The support from The Health Lottery came at a crucial time," said Andy Evans, CEO of Dentaid. "We urgently needed this vehicle to begin delivering care. Our ninth unit will provide essential outreach for the most vulnerable people in our communities who often face insurmountable barriers to accessing dental treatment.

“Every day, we witness how dental care can transform lives by alleviating pain and boosting confidence. We're immensely grateful to The Health Lottery for their support in helping us deliver these vital services."

"We are delighted to support Dentaid's incredible work," said Carly Troullis from The Health Lottery. "Our mission is to help improve the health and well-being of vulnerable people.

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