At the heart of our practice is a drive to make a positive difference in people’s lives.
This value is important for our owners, as well as our team.
The obvious way we do that is by giving people the best dental treatment and clinical care possible.
But equally important to us is our commitment to making a difference for people through the business.
We call these commitments United Studios - our approach to our social responsibility and charity.
As well as policies and commitments that support our people and the environment, we do this through making money, time and opportunities available.
What we do
• We support and facilitate our team to take part in fundraising activities, as well as raising funds day-to day in the clinic
• We organise fundraising events in the practice, as well as getting groups of our team involved
• We donate an amount each month to a community fund, which our team is responsible for distributing to small local charities
• We release our team to take part in volunteering activities in the local area and overseas.
What we’re committed to
As you’d expect, as dentists we’re committed to oral health, and preventing and treating dental problems in the marginalised and disadvantaged.
We’re also committed to our locality in Hitchin.
We are committed to minimise our impact on the environment, and run a sustainable business
How we outwork our commitments
We support our chosen causes for a minimum of 2 years. By doing so, we can make a more significant difference through partnership.
Our Chosen Charitable Causes:
As a modern practice, we provide sophisticated dental treatments. Because we also care about people who don’t have access to the most basic, pain relieving and life saving dental treatment, we support ‘Together Dental’.
Together Dental is a fund-raising partnership between leading dental charities Dentaid and Bridge2Aid. The aim is to raise funds to ensure more vulnerable people around the world can access dental care.
We contribute funding and volunteer personnel for both charities. Our annual target will focus on paying for the vital work in developing countries where there is severely limited access to dentistry, resulting in pain and suffering for millions.
Local Charity – Letchworth Garden House Hospice
We are committed to our local community, and that’s why we work with the Garden House Hospice. This fantastic organisation plays an important role in our community, and we have personal connections with it through our staff.
Environment & Sustainability
From the procurement of products made from recycled materials, to the recycling of anything from paper to tooth brushes, we do a number of things to reduce our environmental footprint.
Because we recognise there are some brilliant small charities doing great work locally, we also provide a small fund each month for local causes. Our Charity and Community Team makes the decision each month on which causes to donate to. All though these are small amounts, they make a big difference.