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I’m Ben Atkins, and this is my website.
Why would a dentist have his own, personal website? Two reasons, really. Firstly, I think patients should know more about the person they trust to look after their teeth. Secondly, I’ve often been asked by people, in both healthcare and the media for my opinions on dentistry and related subjects.
So whether or not you fall into either of those categories, this site has been designed to help you find out all you want to know.
These are my current thoughts, personal musings and concern things that have interested me or happened to me.
Blogs are funny things. Everyone starts them with the best intentions, but the truth is I don’t have anyone writing this except me – so apologies if it’s some time between postings, I’ll have been busy!
As well as being a dentist in Manchester, I’m greatly involved in wider professional activities, not least as a Trustee of the Oral Health Foundation. This still leaves time for my family, my hobbies and passions – which I’ll share with you.
I hope you find the collection of topics interesting, informative and occasionally amusing …and if you have anything you’d like to hear my views on, just email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I was honoured to be asked to take part in a recent roundtable event with key stakeholders from across the dental sector, hosted by the Association of Dental Groups, in partnership with LaingBuisson. We [...]
Damage to teeth from fizzy drinks was highlighted again on the latest series of the BBC’s Rip off Britain: Food from BBC1. I enjoyed filming part of an episode in Manchester, demonstrating the effects [...]
I recently had the opportunity to talk to Dental Review about engaging with my patients. I was interviewed along with dental hygienist Anna Middleton about the importance of engaging with a patient’s [...]
The Daily Mail featured an article this week on so-called ‘trendy’ methods of cleaning your teeth and I was very pleased to contribute. I’ve been asked about these other options many [...]