Dentaid hosts open day to celebrate relocation to new Totton headquarters

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UK-based dental charity, Dentaid, has hosted an open day to celebration a recent relocation to brand new headquarters in Totton.

The charity, which works to improve access to dental services in the UK and overseas, has recently moved to a refurbished warehouse on Commercial Road. The premises, which are larger and more modern and stylish, provide space for Dentaid’s mobile unit and for its famous DentaidBoxes, which are portable surgeries that can be folded up into a contained the size of a wheelie bin.

Dentaid undertakes a diverse range of projects at home and overseas, providing supplies and equipment for dentists working abroad, organising volunteer projects in countries with limited access to dental care and running clinics for the homeless and those who cannot register with a dentist in the UK. Dentaid is currently working with Kirklees Council to provide temporary clinics for patients who can’t access dental care near Leeds, and it has also joined forces with hostels and homeless charities, including Two Saints’ Patrick House in Millbrook.

To celebrate the opening of the headquarters, Dentaid hosted an event, which was attended by dental professionals, local councillors, business leaders and England’s chief dental officer, Sara Hurley. Vic Jackopson, one of the charity’s first supporters, was also present.

Jeremy Hett, chair of trustees, gave a speech in which he thanked the charity’s supporters and volunteers that are involved in Dentaid projects all over the world and said that relocating marks an “exciting new phase for the organisation” that will enable the charity to “build strategic partnerships with the local community.” CEO, Andrew Evans added that he had been “overwhelmed” by the generosity of volunteers and supporters over the years.

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