12 JUNE 2019

A nurse from Truro has been recognised as the second winner of this year’s Nominate a Smile for her incredible dedication to spreading healthy and happy smiles wherever she goes.

Jo Trevelyan works as the Lead Nurse for Brighter Smiles, an oral health campaign which aims to improve the oral health of the local community in Cornwall.

Jo was nominated by her colleague Tracy Wilson, who credits Jo for always going the extra mile by giving up evenings and weekends to attend events that help educate children and their families about the importance of good oral health.

Nominate a Smile winner Jo, with Tracy

Come rain or shine, cold or warm, Jo makes time to attend local events and spread the word about good oral health.

Speaking about Jo’s nomination, Tracy says: “The reason I nominated Jo is that everyday she inspires people. Whether it’s here in the office, the children in the schools she visits or the parents she interacts with. She has a really lovely, friendly, smiley yet professional demeanour that everyone loves.

“As a result, she receives lots of positive feedback including handmade cards from young people who are clearly learning so much from her and gaining confidence in their own smiles.”

Nominate a Smile is a nationwide search by the Oral Health Foundation to find special individuals who deserve recognition for their impact in the community. 

The competition is being run as part of National Smile Month and is an opportunity for anybody to tell the charity about an unsung hero in their life who always manages to put a smile on people’s face.

Jo is this year’s second Nominate a Smile winner, joining Northfleet’s Genny Jones a.k.a The Confident Queen. The two remaining winners will be announced by the charity over the coming days.

Speaking about Jo, Dr Nigel Carter OBE, Chief Executive of the Oral Health Foundation, adds: “Jo is a true champion of good oral health. We were really impressed with the long list of events she has taken part in and the impact she has made on her local community.

“Jo has even organised her own oral health ‘lunch and learn’ sessions for non-clinical colleagues as well as local businesses. These have been tremendously successful.

“From young children to the elderly, she has a great ability to engage anyone about how valuable a healthy mouth is.  Jo is a thoroughly deserving winner.”

For more information about our Nominate A Smile competition you can click here.