Last Friday saw over 260 dental professionals join together for a fantastic night of fun and festivity, all to help raise funds for a fantastic charity - the Cleft Lip & Palate Association (CLAPA).

A UK-based charity, CLAPA is a 20,000-strong community of parents, patients, healthcare professionals and more, all dedicated to raising awareness and working together to overcome any barriers caused by cleft lip and palate.

Kenny Ardouin, UK Adult Services Coordinator at CLAPA, joined us for the evening for a presentation that shed some light on this fantastic charity, and the work they do to help others.

Now in its fourth year, the ball was held at the Mercure St Paul’s Hotel in Sheffield and was enjoyed by all. New for 2018, we were also joined by Dr Milad Shadrooh (AKA The Singing Dentist), who was our co-host for the evening, along with Helen Everatt. Other highlights included a raffle, auction and interactive games - where all proceeds were donated to the charity.

We would like to say a huge thank you to those that joined us on the evening and donated money to the Cleft Lip & Palate Association, and we are happy to share that we raised a grand total of £2650!

We would also like to thank those who donated raffle prizes for the evening, and we invite you to take a look the images taken at the event. Taken by Ben Elliott, from Social We Talk, the entire collection can be viewed here. Please do tag yourself and your colleagues in these!

We are also happy to unveil the video from the evening, shot by Mike Sims and edited by Ben at Social We Talk! See below.

Plans are already underway for our 2019 Dental Charity Ball. Moving to our brand new venue - Sheffield City Hall - the event promises to be bigger than ever before and we have a number of surprises waiting for you! If you would like to join us, please register your interest here.