Dr Tariq Drabu Welcomes Dental Scheme to Promote Oral Health in Patients with Learning Disabilities in 2014

Dr Tariq Drabu said, “It is such welcome news that the Peninsula Dental Social Enterprise and the Plymouth Highbury Trust charity are working together to develop a dental ambassador scheme.”

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Dr Tariq Drabu

I am so excited to see how the project grows in the coming weeks as this could become a nationwide effort to help those throughout the United Kingdom with learning disabilities improve their oral health.

(PRWEB) July 19, 2014

Dr Tariq Drabu is a Manchester born and educated dentist and specialist oral surgeon. He was one of the youngest dentists to ever graduate in the UK before working in some of the busiest dental hospitals in the UK and Saudi Arabia. Dr Drabu received his Fellowship in Dental Surgery at the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and is now the owner of the successful Langley Dental Practice. Dr Drabu is also the Clinical Lead Dentist for the Oral Surgery Clinical Assessment and Treatment Services at NHS Heywood Middleton and Rochdale. He also finds time in his busy schedule to mentor and tutor postgraduate dentists in oral surgery at the UCLAN Dental Clinic in Preston.

Dr Tariq Drabu was speaking about an article published on a dental website on 30 June 2014. The full article titled “Promoting better oral health awareness for people with learning disabilities” can be read here.

Dr Tariq Drabu in Manchester said, “A group of charity members will be used to support their peers on oral awareness and practices. This is a first of a kind scheme which uses those with learning disabilities to help their peers make a difference in their oral health. I think it’s such an exciting project that can make a huge difference in ensuring that those with learning disabilities get the education they need on oral health and the dental care they need moving forward.”

Dr Tariq Drabu went on to say, “Up to twelve clients of the Plymouth Highbury Trust will receive knowledge and skills to get the message across to their peers. The training will focus on brushing, diet and dental care access in the hope of achieving success in oral hygiene and encouraging the patients to attend regular dental visits. The training will take place over six weeks using engaging and fun methods including a visit to the Devonport Dental Educational Facility. The aim is to reassure the patients that a visit to the dentist isn’t a bad thing.”

Dr Tariq Drabu closed in saying, “I am so excited to see how the project grows in the coming weeks as this could become a nationwide effort to help those throughout the United Kingdom with learning disabilities improve their oral health.”

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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