Dr Tariq Drabu Speaks Out on the Importance of Dental Professionals Understanding the HIV/AIDS Virus in 2014

Dr Tariq Drabu said, “Oral health is imperative to those diagnosed with the HIV/AIDS virus. As dental professionals we need a good understanding of the virus to ensure we provide these patients with the highest level of dental care.”

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Dr Tariq Drabu

Dr Tariq Drabu

HIV/AIDS is a very real problem and has a lot of dental tell-tale signs that dental professionals need to be aware of to help identify potential patients and help patients with the disease improve their oral health.

(PRWEB) August 25, 2014

Dr Tariq Drabu is a leading dentist and specialist oral surgeon based in Manchester in the United Kingdom. He was one of the youngest dentists to ever graduate in the United Kingdom at twenty one years of age before working 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 is now the proud owner of the very 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 and 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 12 August 2014 on a top dental website. The full article can be read here.

Dr Tariq Drabu in Manchester said, “Many dental professionals don’t have the knowledge and understanding of the HIV/AIDS virus. A study in USA showed that dental graduates have a good knowledge and understanding of this disease. Because of the disease and how it lowers the immune system, many HIV/AIDS patients overlook their dental health while concentrating on their overall well-being, the problem is that poor dental health can lead to infection and / or malnutrition.”

Dr Tariq Drabu went on to say, “HIV/AIDS is a very real problem and has a lot of dental tell-tale signs that dental professionals need to be aware of to help identify potential patients and help patients with the disease improve their oral health.”

Dr Tariq Drabu closed in saying, “HIV may be first diagnosed in the mouth. Thrush and infection can be first indicators that the immune system isn’t working as well as it should and this should be a warning light for dental professionals to encourage their patients to be tested for the disease. Symptoms of HIV/AIDS include anything from mouth warts to thrush and fever blisters. One of the biggest problems these patients are faced with is dry mouth, which increases their risk of tooth decay. Regular dental check-ups can reduce the risk of infection in HIV/AIDS patients.”

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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