Manchester, United Kingdom (PressExposure) August 28, 2014 -- Dr Tariq Drabu is a Manchester born and educated leading dentist and specialist oral surgeon. He is one of the youngest dentists to ever graduate in the UK at twenty one and also spent many years working in busy dental hospitals in the UK and Saudi Arabia. Dr Drabu received his Fellowship in Dental Surgery at the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. Today he is the owner of the successful Langley Dental Practice in Manchester and is also the Clinical Lead Dentist for the Oral Surgery Clinical Assessment and Treatment Services at NHS Heywood Middleton and Rochdale. He also tutors and mentors postgraduate dentists in oral surgery at the UCLAN Dental Clinic in Preston.
Dr Tariq Drabu was speaking about an article published on a top dentistry website on 22 August 2014. The full article can be read on Dental-Tribune.
Dr Tariq Drabu said "It is a concern that dental students in the UK and Ireland don't receive training on identifying and managing domestic violence. Dental professionals may be the first professionals to see someone struggling with domestic violence and may be able to make a difference in their lives. There are some dental schools that have added this important information to their curricula, but ideally it should be part of all dental school syllabus to ensure all dental professionals can help all their patients on all levels."
Dr Tariq Drabu in Manchester went on to say "Only fifty percent of dental schools teach domestic violence as part of their syllabus, this is mostly seen in oral surgery schools where it is easy to identify older breaks and injuries to the jaw and bone."
Dr Tariq Drabu closed in saying "Head and neck injuries are exceptionally common when it comes to domestic violence cases. Some of the victims will seek dental treatment for broken teeth, which means the dental professional must be able to identify the problem and help the patient seek the help they need moving forward. The Journal of Dental Educations conducted this survey at the Liverpool University Dental Hospital and hopefully it will make an impact on dental schools to include this important part of information to their curricula moving forward."