(PRWEB) July 20, 2014
Dr. Tariq Drabu is a leading dentist and specialist oral surgeon. He is one of the youngest dentists to ever graduate in the UK before working at some of the busiest dental hospitals in the UK and Saudi Arabia. Dr. Drabu always had a passion for oral surgery and on his return from Saudi Arabia completed his Fellowship in Dental Surgery at the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. Dr. Drabu 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. He is also an active mentor and tutor to postgraduate dentists in oral surgery at UCLAN Dental Clinic in Preston.
Dr. Tariq Drabu said, “Certain patients throughout the United Kingdom are exempt from paying for NHS dental treatment, but without proof dental surgeries are finding themselves in rather difficult situations and patients falsifying their information may be forced to pay a large penalty fine of up to £1,000.”
Dr. Tariq Drabu went on to say, “The concern is that practices who are helping their patients apply for free treatment are finding themselves being blamed and even having complaints laid against them. It is imperative that any patients who feel they qualify for free treatment should complete the NHS FP17 form correctly. If they are unsure if they are exempt or not they should pay for their dental visit and keep the receipt, enabling them to claim the money back at a later stage if they are entitled, this way both the patient and surgery are covered.”
Dr. Tariq Drabu closed in saying, “It is essential as dental professionals that we understand the rules and regulations surrounding free dental treatment in the United Kingdom. We should provide all patients with a written treatment plan, outlining all the costs and always ask the patient if they pay for their service. If they advise that they do not pay, we need to ask to see written proof, this is the only thing covering dental practices to ensure that they do not lose out in the long run.”
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.