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.
“We’re doing a fun series in the New Year and we want to include your Dentist’s profile”. So went the phone call from Julian English, Editorial Director as Dentistry Magazine. What [...]
There has never been a wider range of dental products available to buy. Anne Hodgekiss, writing for the Daily Mail, decided to investigate the market. As a practicing dentist and Trustee of the Oral Health [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]