Here’s the key graphic as discussed in my lecture for Colgate. Click the image to view full size.
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.
Dental training in the UK, and the monitoring of dental treatments is the best in the world. Making sure patients are safe, missing out this monitoring puts patients lives at risk.
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We need as much oral health media coverage as we can generate. So it was great to be invited to do a slot on ITV’s Save Money: Good Health. And thanks to Gavin at the Oral Health Foundation for all [...]
Andrea Downey at The Sun newspaper recently published a story about high profile tooth loss. Actress Demi Moore went on late night US television and showed a less than flattering photo of her gaps. Tooth [...]
More dentists on TV last week as this fabulous new initiative was launched. It is driven by Wrigleys and supported by Cooperative Food and the Oral Health Foundation. Primary school pupils in Salford are [...]