Martin featured in ITV’s popular documentary ‘The Dentists’ which was shown on Mon 16 Jun 2014, 9-10pm on ITV.

The following text is taken from the ITV website which summarises the documentary as follows:

The Dentists goes behind the scenes of the University Dental Hospital of Manchester.

This is a place that rebuilds lives as well as teeth. The programme reveals extraordinary stories from some of the 90,000 people who come through the hospital’s waiting rooms every year.

The Dentists reveals the alarming effects of having a sweet tooth, how some dentists tackle their patients’ ‘dentophobia’, and also uncovers the world of facial reconstruction surgery - where dentistry meets plastic surgery in the 21st century.

Read more about "The Dentists" on

Martin also discussed the current situation in UK dentistry on BBC radio on the 17 June 2014 and was invited to write in the Health section of the Daily Express.

Martin's article, which discusses ways in which parents can improve their childrens' dental hygiene, can be seen in full at the link below:


Martin Ashley - 12 ways to brush up on your kids' dental hygiene



The Dentists ITV Mon 16th June 9pm