Dr Tariq Drabu Welcomes Genetic Advancements in Dentistry

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Dr Tariq Drabu said, “New genetic advancement can assist in the early detection and treatment of oral cancer and periodontitis.”

Dr Tariq Drabu

Dr Tariq Drabu

It is proven that oral cancer caught in the early stages has a higher risk of recovery and this could dramatically improve the survival rate of patients with this disease.

Dr Tariq Drabu is a leading dentist and specialist oral surgeon. He completed his Fellowship in Dental Surgery at the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh after spending years working in busy dental hospitals in the UK and Saudi Arabia. Dr Drabu 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 (CATS) at NHS Heywood Middleton and Rochdale. Dr Drabu also finds time in his busy schedule to tutor and mentor postgraduate dentists in oral surgery at the UCLAN Dental Clinic in Preston.

Dr Tariq Drabu was speaking about an article published in the Denistry Today website on how genetic advancements could change dental visits. The full article can be read here.

Dr Tariq Drabu said, “A research team at the University of Adelaide School of Dentistry are looking into ways of enabling genes to turn on and off in relation to teeth and how they can incorporate this into dental visits. There are a number of advantages to this, enabling dental professionals to detect and treat different dental diseases in the shortest period of time.”

Dr Tariq Drabu went on to say, “Epigenetic factors are responsible for determining the health of the mouth. This new research could help dental professionals use genetics to offer patients a higher level of care. The treatment could be versatile, based on each individual case, enabling us to determine the genetic environment in each patient’s mouth.”

Dr Tariq Drabu closed in saying, “This is good news for the dental industry and could be used to treat periodontitis and oral cancer in a shorter period of time. It is proven that oral cancer caught in the early stages has a higher risk of recovery and this could dramatically improve the survival rate of patients with this disease. As a dental professional, I have been working with periodontitis cases for years. In most cases patients don’t know the signs and symptoms of periodontitis and often don’t know they have a problem until they feel pain, or in worst case scenarios, lose teeth. As a dentist, it is my duty to ensure the highest level of patient care, educating all my patients on the diseases, but having the ability to detect problems early would be a huge advantage to combatting these diseases.”

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. Tariq Drabu also teaches and mentors postgraduate dentists in oral surgery at the UCLAN Dental Clinic in Preston.

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