Dr Tariq Drabu Supports GDC in Their New Fee Approach

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Dr Tariq Drabu said “Dental Professionals are legally required to register with the GDC in the UK and pay a mandatory annual retention fee.”

Dr Tariq Drabu

Dr Tariq Drabu

The council puts rules and regulations in place to try and ensure all patients receive the highest level of care and safety from their dental professional

Dr Tariq Drabu is a leading dentist and specialist oral surgeon in Manchester in the United Kingdom. He was one of the youngest dentists to ever graduate in the UK and has spent years working in busy dental hospitals in the UK and abroad. Dr Drabu is the owner of the successful Langley Dental Practice and is also the Clinical Lead Dentist for the Oral Surgery Assessment Clinic and Treatment Services at NHS Heywood Middleton and Rochdale. He also tutors and mentors postgraduate dentists in oral surgery at the UCLAN Dental Clinic in Preston.

Dr Tariq Drabu was talking about an article published in the Denistry website on the GDC’s review on their new approach to their fees. The full article can be read here.

Dr Tariq Drabu said “All dental professionals have to register with the GDC (General Dental Council) in the UK. It is a legal requirement and a very important one for patient and public protection. It is important for patients that their dentist is registered, especially as we welcome more dentists from other countries who may have different ways of working with patients compared to what we have in the UK.”

Dr Tariq Drabu went on to say “The GDC require dental professionals to pay an ARF, an annual retention fee, which is a complex fee made up of different levels and amounts. It is welcome news that the GDC are taking steps to make this a simplified process for dentists around the country by being completely transparent in the different levels and fee structures. Often dentists will need to change their level and now they will have the necessary information at their fingertips to know what level they are at and what level they should be paying for. The GDC’s review includes information on why fees are legally required, what the fees are used for and they go into detail on explaining the different levels available.”

Dr Tariq Drabu closed in saying “Patients can enjoy peace of mind in knowing their dentist is registered with the General Dental Council. The council puts rules and regulations in place to try and ensure all patients receive the highest level of care and safety from their dental professional. This is important for dentists that move to the UK from other countries, so they can understand the rules and regulations that we abide to here in the UK to provide our patients with high quality dental care.”

About Dr Tariq Drabu
Dr Tariq Drabu is a leading dentist and specialist oral surgeon. This Manchester born and educated dentist was one of the youngest dentists to graduate in the United Kingdom. He has worked at some of the busiest hospitals in the UK and Saudi Arabia and completed his Fellowship in Dental Surgery from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. He is the owner of the very successful Langley Dental Practice and is also the Clinical Lead Dentist for the Oral Surgery Clinical Assessment and Treatment Services at NHS Heywood Middleton and Rochdale. Dr Tariq Drabu also teaches and mentors postgraduate dentists in oral surgery at the UCLAN Dental Clinic in Preston.

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