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The Boxing Dentist: A Fighter Who Breaks And Remakes Teeth For A Living

September 6, 2019
by The Guardian


Boxer and dental surgeon Dr Arthif Daniel occupies two parallel professional environments: the calm clinical atmosphere of his surgeries in Runcorn and Manchester during the week and the frenetic and brutal world of boxing across Europe at the weekends.

There are times when both worlds complement one another perfectly. “As a dentist, you are commonly dealing with patients who feel anxious and scared, and you never want them to feel like that. I never mention my boxing in the surgery, but sometimes a patient will have looked me up on Google and, once they find out I’m a professional fighter, it calms them and puts them at ease. I’m not sure why, but being a professional boxer as well as their dentist just seems to be the best ice-breaker possible.”

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