23rd November 2011 - Dental charity raises a smile at Clement Keys

A Midlands charity that is looking to commemorate its 40th anniversary this year by developing new campaigns and expanding its services to help promote oral health has appointed chartered accountant Clement Keys to help it meet its regulatory responsibilities.

Clement Keys specialises in the not-for-profit sector and will conduct the British Dental Health Foundation’s annual audit and ensure it complies with the statutory requirements laid down by the Charity Commission and the Charities SORP. 
The not-for-profit sector is proving to be a significant growth area for Clement Keys, which provides clients with accounting, auditing and business advice and is currently working with the Scouts, the Association of Schools and College Leaders and organisations working in the fields of film-making and the arts, as well as schools that are converting to Academy status.
Joe Bates, a partner within the specialist charities and pension division at Clement Keys, said: “Sadly in the UK, someone will die from mouth cancer every five hours, yet early detection and treatment can dramatically improve survival rates to over 90%. We’re delighted to be working with a highly successful, well-established organisation that plays such a pivotal role in educating us all about the benefits to our general health of taking good care of our teeth.”

When it was established in 1971 the British Dental Health Foundation’s aim was to promote preventative dentistry and encourage the nation to look after its teeth. It remains committed to providing free and impartial advice, running educational campaigns and lobbying on issues such as mouth cancer awareness and fluoridation.
From Smile House, its aptly named head office in Rugby, the Foundation endorses a range of over 100 consumer dental products, organises National Smile Month and Mouth Cancer Action Month to improve public awareness of oral health issues and persuade the dental profession to take a more active educational role in their local communities, and runs the National Dental Helpline.