Peninsula Dental Social Enterprise CIC
The University of Plymouth’s Peninsula Dental Social Enterprise (PDSE) has been recognised for its work in the community at the Business Leader Awards 2022. 
It won the Community and Social Impact Champion category, with the PDSE team being presented the award by the host, comedian Patrick Kielty.  
With clinics in Plymouth, Truro and Exeter, PDSE is committed to improving oral health for communities across the South West.
It enables the University’s dental students to gain supervised experience of carrying out appointments and emergency treatments in an educational environment.
This gives them some of the best clinical placement facilities in the country, and the chance to work with schools and families to promote good dental hygiene.
The Business Leader Award is the latest in a long list of accolades for PDSE, with it previously achieving national success in the Guardian University Awards, the Oral Health Awards, the Green Gown Awards and several others.
Robert Witton, Professor of Community Dentistry and PDSE Chief Executive, said: 
“This award is a real affirmation of what the Peninsula Dental Social Enterprise does every day. We pride ourselves on providing primary dental care to local people and the most vulnerable in society. I am extremely happy that the hard work of our staff and students has been acknowledged by the Business Leader Awards panel.”
The Business Leader Awards have been running for 10 years and serve as a showcase of leading businesses and business people in the South West.
Held at Ashton Gate Stadium, the home of Bristol City Football Club, the event was attended by over 600 business leaders, VIPs and entrepreneurs. 

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Peninsula Dental Social Enterprise (PDSE)

PDSE is a Community Interest Company (CIC) committed to improving oral health across the South West. They run dental education facilities in Plymouth, Truro and Exeter, where students from the University treat NHS patients; improve awareness of oral health in the wider community, focusing on groups such as schoolchildren, the elderly, parents, those with specific conditions, people with special needs, substance abusers, the homeless and prisoners; and ensure access to dental care for all, but especially for those groups who may feel excluded from mainstream dentistry.