Ben and his innovation, BrushDJ, were supported by the NIA from 2015-2018.

Ben is an NHS general dental practitioner working in York and is passionate about ensuring all patients have and maintain good oral health throughout their lives to avoid the need for invasive and sometimes expensive dental treatment. Ben’s ambition is to help all children to grow up free from dental decay and the consequent need for possibly distressing treatment under general or local anaesthetic. 

Brush DJ is an app that aims to motivate an enjoyable, evidence-based oral hygiene self-care routine that is part of everyday life and is available to all children and young people, anywhere.