Support for our chosen charity, Smilestar
Dental Logic Truro is committed to making a positive difference to the lives of many people across the world. That’s why we contribute to fantastic causes that help those who are less fortunate to benefit from essential dental treatment.
What is Smilestar?
Founded in 2010 by Dr Mitesh Badiani, SmileStar is a volunteer-based charity in the UK that aims to provide free, high quality dental care to disadvantaged communities in Africa and India. SmileStar’s team members include highly skilled general healthcare professionals, dentists, dental nurses, and dental therapists.
Each year, self-funded volunteers from various dental practices in the UK devote their time and services free-of-charge to support SmileStar. As such, donations are crucial to covering the cost of the vital aid work that the charity provides throughout the year in Africa and India. These donations go towards setting up dental clinics and delivering much needed treatment, as well as helping local mobile clinicians andthose with life-threatening medical conditions – among other related activities.
SmileStar has already helped to improve the oral health of over 5,000 people in Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania and India. A charity hospital has even been set up in Gujarat of north west India that not only treats general patients, but also provides dental care and other services such as eye surgery.
Dental Logic Truro involvement
Beyond this, SmileStar jointly operates an amazing scheme with The Royal Marines Charity. This national programme is designed to help medically discharged ex-Royal Marines in the UK benefit from a choice of free dental care in the community where they choose to settle in after retiring from active duty. Marine applicants are introduced to the scheme through the usual resettlement process, and those who are interested are passed on to SmileStar for details of their nearest participating dental practice – Dental Logic Truro have been involved with Smile Star since 2018.
Over 75 practices nationwide are currently signed up to this brilliant scheme, Dental Logic Truro, being one of them. To date, over 475 ex-Royal Marines have been supported by SmileStar, who provide them with free dental care for the rest of their lives.
Dental Logic Truro is proud to be part of the network of health and dentalcare professionals currently supporting SmileStar’s fantastic work.
You can find out more about SmileStar at www.smilestarcharity.co.uk.