Ben Atkins is a general dental practitioner and clinical director of Revive Dental Care, Manchester. His practice won the British Dental Health Foundation awards for Best Smile Week event in 2005 and 2007 . His main drive in practice is education of his patients, this is demonstrated in the practice mission statement: ‘Our mission is for all our patients to understand their mouths, preventative regime and treatment.’
As a clinician Ben is a former tutor at Manchester Dental Hospital and a Dentist With Specialist Interest (DWSI) in restorative dentistry. His practices have a number of separate NHS contracts that cater for the Oral Health needs of the Hard to Reach groups as well as the general population within the current NHS Dental Pilot. Ben encourages his staff to improve the oral health of Hard to Reach patients in the UK and overseas. He has provided a mobile dental surgery in Tanzania and two of his dentists have undertaken voluntary work in that surgery.
His expertise away from the surgery includes – Press and Parliamentary Representative for the British Dental Association; Former Healthcare Commission adviser on dental complaints; Co-optee of the a National Institue of Clinical Excelence (NICE) Public Health Advisory Committee; Member the Periodontal steering group for the Department of Health (DoH), Chairman of Salford Local Dental Committee (LDC), Performance List Panel member for NHS England. Wrigleys ambassador. Trustee of Oral Health Foundation