It’s National Smile Month! Did you know that a third of British people only brush their teeth once a day? And almost half of...
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 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 [...]
Here is the second article I was asked to provide for Dentistry magazine about introducing improved rotary endotontic therapy into my practice with Dentsply Sirona. At the ‘endo’ the day – part two [...]
Growing evidence suggests that improvements in oral health can lead to better overall health outcomes for patients. However, collaboration between medical care and dental care in England is limited, despite [...]
Eat Drink Think –The impact of today’s grazing culture on oral health A greater proportion of dentate adults are engaging in good health behaviours, such as regular brushing, than ever before.[i] [...]
We all want a dazzling smile. And here is a toothbrush which not only helps keep that smile, but also plays a major role in preventative oral healthcare. Recently, Smile Magazine asked me to review the [...]
Is dental health critical to us all? Despite the importance of dental health too many people still neglect their teeth and gums. This week, a Dental Health Special Report was published in The Times. The [...]