Dr Tariq Drabu Speaks on the Dangers of Dental Professionals and the Ebola Outbreak in 2014

Dr Tariq Drabu said “Ebola is spread through saliva, which means that dental professionals need to be more aware when working with patients in 2014.”

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Dr Tariq Drabu

Dr Tariq Drabu

Ebola spreads through close contact, saliva and blood, this puts dental professionals at a very high risk. Symptoms of this disease include a temperature, weakness, headaches, muscle pain, vomiting and so much more.

(PRWEB) August 24, 2014

Dr Tariq Drabu is a leading dentist and specialist oral surgeon that was born and educated in Manchester in the United Kingdom. He was one of the youngest dentists to ever graduate in the UK at twenty one and has also worked in some of the busiest dental hospitals in the UK and Saudi Arabia. He received his Fellowship in Dental Surgery at the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and now owns the successful Langley Dental Practice. He is also the Clinical Lead Dentist for the Oral Surgery Clinical Assessment and Treatment Services (CATS) at NHS Heywood Middleton and Rochdale. He 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 recently published on a leading dentistry website. The article, published on 15 August 2014, can be read here.

Dr Tariq Drabu said “The Ebola virus is currently ravaging its way through West Africa with hundreds of cases being reported. This disease rears its ugly head every few years and it’s times like this where dental professionals need to be aware and ensure they are following the necessary steps to ensure their safety and the safety of their patients.”

Dr Tariq Drabu went on to say “Ebola spreads through close contact, saliva and blood, this puts dental professionals at a very high risk. Symptoms of this disease include a temperature, weakness, headaches, muscle pain, vomiting and so much more. It also has a very high mortality rate. While thankfully there have not been any UK cases reported and no reports within dental settings, it is still important that as dental professionals we ensure we are aware of the potential dangers at all times.”

Dr Tariq Drabu closed in saying “We already have such high standards in place to protect dental professionals and patients. At Langley Dental Practice we ensure that we take high measures of cleanliness and infection control at all times. It is for the dental professionals to be aware of the dangers of Ebola and take steps to ensure safety at all times to reduce the risk of contracting this devastating disease.”

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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