Dentaid's new mobile dental unit hits the road thanks to The Health Lottery

Here at The Health Lottery we’re thrilled to announce that thanks to our funding, Dentaid, the dental health charity, has fitted out their ninth mobile dental unit, which has now hit the road!

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The state-of-the-art mobile dental surgery was launched in Weston-super-Mare on Tuesday 18 June, where it began its mission of bringing crucial dental care to people affected by homelessness and substance abuse.

Tackling health inequality in Britain

We’ve helped raise over £130 million for local health projects across Great Britain so funding the refurbishment, stocking, and preparation of this new mobile unit underlines our commitment to tackling health inequality across Britain. Our contribution will also support monthly dental clinics in Weston-super-Mare throughout the summer.

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Dentaid and The Health Lottery in partnership

The new mobile unit will enable hundreds of volunteer dentists and dental nurses to provide a range of much-needed services, including oral cancer screenings, dental health advice, scale and polish, fillings, and extractions. This outreach will serve diverse groups, including people experiencing homelessness , survivors of abuse, cancer patients, families living below the poverty line, and those at risk due to  addiction, not to mention the local fishing community that is struggling with huge setbacks in their industry.

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As the demand for Dentaid’s services continues to soar, the charity has expanded its fleet of mobile dental units with significant backing from the dental industry and its supporters. This year, Dentaid will host nearly 900 charity dental clinics across the UK, a remarkable increase from 422 clinics last year.

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"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."

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Paying it forward

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We at The Health Lottery are delighted to be supporting Dentaid's incredible work. Our mission is to help improve the health and well-being of vulnerable people. This new dental unit exemplifies that commitment as well as the theme of our new Paying it Forward podcast . You can hear more about our partnership with Dentaid in our latest episode, where Danni Menzies chats with Jill Harding of Dentaid. Check it out!

Every time you play The Big Win , QuickWin , All or Nothing or any of our Instant Win games  you pay it forward too - because a percentage goes to supporting good causes all over Britain! Thank you, keep it up and good luck!

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