I am delighted to see that the GDC commissioned this report. It contains important insights into how patients perceive the dental profession and how they view their dental care.
(PRWEB) March 24, 2014
Dr Tariq Drabu is a renowned dentist. He is owner of the successful Langley Dental Practice in Middleton, Manchester. He is a respected name in British dentistry and is currently the Clinical Lead Dentist for the Oral Surgery Clinical Assessment and treatment Services for NHS Heywood Middleton and Rochdale. As well as running his busy family dental practice, he teaches dental students at postgraduate level in dentistry.
Dr Tariq Drabu was speaking recently in reference to an article published by the Denistry website. The article can be read in full here. The article reports the findings of a recent survey which questioned 1,600 dental patients and members of the public. The survey asked respondents a variety of questions to establish their opinions and beliefs about dental treatment they have received.
Dr Tariq Drabu said, “The survey was commissioned by the General Dental Council, (GDC). It was undertaken by an independent research company. I am delighted to see that the GDC commissioned this report. It contains important insights into how patients perceive the dental profession and how they view their dental care. As dentists, we can use these results to improve our levels of service and ensure the highest quality care is given to our patients. The survey revealed that over 96% of respondents were satisfied with the dental care and treatment they received. This is an excellent result.”
Dr Tariq Drabu continued by saying, “It seems that patient confidence in their dentists and the treatments they receive is at a high level. 78% percent of respondents said they felt their dentists provided enough information and advice about their treatment options. I am pleased by this result too. I know from experience that it is vital to take the time to explain dental treatments carefully. It is our responsibility as dentists to ensure patients are aware of all the treatment options available to them. I am also interested in the results gathered from the focus groups. Focus groups were carried out as part of the survey. Some of the results show that not all patients fully understand the details of their treatments. This is extremely helpful to us. As dentists I think it is easy for us all to forget that not everyone has an in-depth knowledge of complicated dental procedures and the terminology associated with them. While some patients are happy with simple descriptions, others are keen to know all the details. At Langley, my team and I work hard to give patients the information they require. We are always willing to help and provide additional information if it is needed.”
Dr Tariq Drabu closed by saying, “It seems a high percentage of respondents understand that dentists are well regulated and that this is done effectively. It indicates a healthy level of trust in the dental profession and shows that patients do value the care they get from dentists. I am pleased that this survey has been undertaken, and hope the results are as useful to my colleagues as they have been to me.”
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 practices at his Langley Dental Practice in Manchester. Dr Drabu is a leading name in dentistry, with more than 25 years’ experience in both general practice and hospital dentistry. Dr Tariq Drabu is also the Clinical Lead Dentist for the Oral Surgery Clinical Assessment and Treatment Services at NHS Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale. He is a specialist staff member at The UCLan Dental Clinic in Preston.