(PRWEB) April 07, 2014
Dr Tariq Drabu is a well-known dentist. He is owner of Langley Dental Practice in Middleton, Manchester. A highly respected name in British dentistry, and is also the Clinical Lead Dentist for the Oral Surgery Clinical Assessment and treatment Services for NHS Heywood Middleton and Rochdale. He has been running his busy family dental practice for over twenty-five years, and also devotes time and commitment to teaching dental students at postgraduate level.
Dr Tariq Drabu was speaking recently in reference to an article published by the Dental Tribune website in their UK section. The article can be read in full here. The article talks about a report recently presented by the FDI World Dental Federation.
Dr Tariq Drabu spoke about the report saying, “The report identifies the obstacles that we face in achieving universal oral health around the world. It also makes recommendations for addressing these obstacles with a view to improving oral health on a worldwide scale. The report highlighted serious statistics. For example, almost 100% of adults and between 60% and 90% of children experience tooth decay. And in certain parts of the world, the oral health statistics are shocking! In the Philippines, for example, the report highlighted that approximately 97% of 6-year-olds to have dental decay. World Oral Health Day was celebrated recently on the 20th March and the report was presented at a recent press conference in London at the British Dental Association’s headquarters.”
Dr Tariq Drabu continued, saying, “The well-known and popular footballer, Yaya Toure was this year’s ambassador for World Oral Health Day. In terms of attracting young people and interesting them in their oral health, I believe a well-known and much loved sports personality to be a good choice. I was particularly pleased to see the level of support the report was given. The FDI also presented their new children’s book which contains oral health tips for children.”
Dr Tariq Drabu closed by saying, “The report states that only 60% of the world population have access to dental care. And people within a lower socio-economic demographic have been found to have more missing teeth with increased instances of tobacco smoking, all resulting in tooth decay and gum disease. The report highlights the need to develop a worldwide oral health work-force that should be expanded over time to cope with the demand and address these global oral health issues. I agree. There is a need to expand the number of dental professionals we have available to treat people in all nations and in all levels of society. It is the only way we will be able to improve oral health on a worldwide scale. There is clearly inequality between countries when it comes to accessing proper dental care. My hope is that this report and events like World Oral Health Day will successfully raise awareness and encourage people to consider what can be done and act upon it. The world needs dentists and the leading countries of the world have a duty to work together to ensure that our young dentists are able to help in the places they are needed most.”
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.