Grins all round as Big Smile Big Band wins Best National Smile Month Event at the Dental Awards 2018

Issued: Tue, 22 May 2018 09:46:00 BST

Team accepting award for Best National Smile Month Event

The Big Smile Big Band (BSBB) has been named the Best National Smile Month Event at the Dental Awards 2018. The announcement was made at the Dental Awards Gala Dinner held at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole on May 18th, 2018. Members of the BSBB organising committee and representatives from the British Endodontic Society, the major sponsor of the event, received the award presented by Professor Liz Kay.

The “Big Smile Big Band” event was the University of Glasgow Dental School’s contribution to the UK Oral Health Foundation's annual National Smile Month campaign 2017. The attempt took place at the Scottish Events Campus Centre, Glasgow on Friday 9th June, 2017. It brought together 756 participants, wearing red and white ponchos, to complete the Big Smile and claim a Guinness World Record.

Dr Will McLean one of the BSBB organising committee members said “The Big Smile Big Band team are honoured to have been named as winners in this strongly contended category. It has been a real pleasure to have celebrated National Smile Month with a “Big Smile” and show that people make Glasgow smile!”