This is an excellent course to attend. Traditionally, the dental profession has not used the internet to market itself
(PRWEB) December 15, 2013
Tariq Drabu, dentist for over 25 years, understands the importance of using the internet to market the profession and individual dental practices. He told us, “At a time when dental practices around the country are trying to encourage more visits to the dentist, we should be fully utilising the internet. Today, everyone uses the World Wide Web, or has a mobile device. We should all be taking full advantage of this phenomenon as a way to communicate with our patients and potential clients.”
The course, which is entitled, “Online marketing and social networking” was announced recently on the BDA website. Details of the course can be found here. The course is being promoted to encourage attendees. Tariq Drabu, dentist and mentor to postgraduate students, intends to spread the word and encourage as many of his students and colleagues to sign up for the course. He said, “This is an excellent course to attend. Traditionally, the dental profession has not used the internet to market itself. In fact, this is the case for most areas of medicine and health. Things are changing now however, and most practices have a website. I have been more involved with the internet in recent years. In addition to my practice website, I do my best to write articles about the dental profession and share them online.”
Tariq Drabu, dentist and a leading specialist, is known for his dedication to the professional development of dentists in the UK. He believes that by using the internet effectively, dentists can reach out to even more members of the public. He said, “We can use the internet and social media to educate people and encourage them to take care of their teeth. Good oral hygiene is so important, and vital to many other areas of a person’s health and well-being. By using the internet and social media effectively, we are making dental health more accessible to the masses, and we are showing people how easy it is to stay healthy and access the best oral and dental care. However as registered professionals we must not post anything online that would bring ourselves, our practices or the wider profession into disrepute - therefore a balance has to be struck.”
Tariq Drabu, dentist at the renowned Langley Dental Practice, and Clinical Lead Dentist for the Oral Surgery Clinical Assessment and Treatment Services for NHS Heywood Middleton and Rochdale, hopes to encourage as many people as possible to register for the course which will be held twice next year in London, on the 24th January and the 4th July. He closed by saying, “Facebook, Twitter and other social media platforms are still growing in popularity. They present dentists with a way to connect on a one to one basis with potential clients. It is also the best way to promote good oral health practices and teach by example. The course booking fees are extremely reasonable and I would urge as many dentists as possible to attend. It is a practical one-day course which will introduce attendees to the concepts and practices of using social media and the internet to market themselves. This is a course that will be beneficial to every member of a dental team.”
About Dr. Tariq Drabu
Dr. Tariq Drabu is a highly experienced and well-known Manchester dentist and GDC registrant. He is accredited as a Specialist in Oral Surgery by the General Dental Council. Dr Tariq Drabu, Dentist and mentor at the Langley Dental Practice in Manchester, is a leading name in dentistry, with 25 years’ experience in both general practice and hospital dentistry. Dr. Tariq Drabu is also the Clinical Lead Dentist for Oral Surgery Clinical Assessment and Treatment Services at NHS Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale. He is a specialist staff member at The UCLan Dental Clinic.