New dental health service for fishermen

Free dental checks for fishermen and their families

Dental health is just as important as physical and mental health but when you’re out at sea it’s often not a priority. And if you can’t get to see a dentist or you neglect your teeth it can lead to significant problems later on.

That’s why the Seafarers Hospital Society has partnered with the Fishermen’s Mission and community dental providers Smile Together and Dentaid, to take dental health services into the fishing community. We’re providing free dental checks and follow-up treatment for fishermen and their families at a variety of harbourside locations. We’re using state of the art mobile dental units, staffed by dentists, dental nurses and drivers, to provide high quality dental care where it’s needed.

Where have we been?

So far we’ve visited 8 different fishing communities in the South West of England.

Cornwall and Devon

At the end of June 2018 we spent two weeks with Smile Together treating fishermen and their families in 7 locations:

  • Newlyn
  • Hayle
  • Newquay
  • Padstow
  • Mevagissey
  • Looe
  • Brixham


At the beginning of July we spent a day in Poole harbour with Dentaid.

When and where next?

We’ll be rolling out free dental checks in more locations over the coming months. Watch this space for regular updates.

To find out more call us on 020 8858 3696