Dr Tariq Drabu Thrilled That Tooth Bleaching Now Offered to Under-18’s in 2014

Dr Tariq Drabu said “Tooth bleaching is often used to treat diseased teeth, but wasn’t allowed on patients under the age of 18 until now.”

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Dr Tariq Drabu

Dr Tariq Drabu

I am thrilled that I am now able to use this method on younger patients, making their lives bearable again

(PRWEB) June 23, 2014

Dr Tariq Drabu is a Manchester based dentist and specialist oral surgeon. He was one of the youngest dentists to ever graduate in the UK and went on to work in busy dental hospitals in the UK and Saudi Arabia. Dr Drabu always had a passion for oral surgery and on his return to the UK received his Fellowship in Dental Surgery at the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. He is the owner of the 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 Drabu is passionate about education and finds time in his busy schedule to mentor and tutor postgraduate dentists in oral surgery at UCLAN Dental Clinic in Preston.

Dr Tariq Drabu was speaking about a recent article in Denistry website on tooth bleaching now being available to patients under eighteen. The full article can be read here.

Dr Tariq Drabu in Manchester said “It is welcome news that the GDC (General Dental Council) is allowing tooth bleaching in younger patients. Dental professionals often see the need for tooth whitening in younger patients but haven’t been able to use it because the guidelines would not allow us to. The guidelines states that we could not use products that release 0.1% to 6% hydrogen peroxide in patients under the age of eighteen.”

Dr Tariq Drabu went on to say “The EU Legislation prohibited the use of scientifically proven bleaching products in younger patients. Thankfully we are now allowed to use these techniques, wholly for the purpose of treating or preventing disease which has a beneficial impact on the patients, boosting their self-esteem and confidence levels.”

Dr Tariq Drabu closed in saying “Discoloured teeth can have a negative impact on those under eighteen, which can lead to ridicule and even bullying. In most cases there is a logical explanation why the patients' teeth aren’t pearly white, but their peers don’t care about that. Now as dental professionals we have the ability to treat these patients, offering them the patient care they need, without worrying about disciplinary action being taken by the GDC. I am thrilled that I am now able to use this method on younger patients, making their lives bearable again.”

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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