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.
Media dentist talks to BBC Radio Manchester about Children’s Tooth Decay BBC Radio Manchester asked me to do a short interview last week. I was responding to a report that 1000 children in the Greater [...]
Footballers teeth! I recently started playing ‘Dad’s football’, trying to recapture my youth and lose a bit of weight. Note to self: when your Apple watch says you’ve used 500 calories playing, [...]
Sounds unbelievable, doesn’t it? But this is the latest research finding from the York Health Economics Consortium and Peninsula Dental School, University of Plymouth. The simple act of chewing sugar [...]
BBC News website recently reported on research, published in the British Dental Journal, which looked at 130 people who all feared dental treatment. The research, which was carried out by King’s [...]