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‘My dentist didn’t teach me to brush my teeth’: a practising dentist’s guide to using oral hygiene to reduce stress in everyday practice

Clinicians face a massive workload in increasingly pressurised environments. In this webinar Ben will provide practical guidance on how to empower patients to take charge of their own oral health journey.

Ben will use examples of patients he has seen in practice and how his whole team worked together to address those with complex oral health needs. This webinar aims to equip you to provide the best care to patients whilst still meeting the demands of modern practice.

Learning Outcomes:

  • To give you the tools to embed and a patient journey that allows you to utilise oral health, not just give it lip service
  • Reduce the restorative work you have to do on your complicated new patients and to create time
  • Enable you to reduce your worries and improve your sanity in the work place.

Speaker: Ben Atkins

Dr Ben Atkins is the President of the Oral Health Foundation and general dental practitioner. Prior to his current role, Ben has been a long-standing Trustee for the charity.
Ben also owned a group of dental practices in the North West of England.

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 three of his team 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 National Institute of Clinical Excellence (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. Ambassador for Wrigley’s. Ben is a father of two, husband and beekeeper.

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This Continuing Professional Development (CPD) activity full complies with the CPD requirements of the General Dental Council.

And FMC certifies this activity for 1 hour of enhanced CPD in the subject of ‘My Dentist didn’t teach me to brush my teeth’: A Practicing Dentists Guide to using Oral Hygiene to Reduce Stress in Everyday Practice.

This CPD meets the criteria for the GDC’s development outcome A & D.

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