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Dr Tariq Drabu said, A recent report has revealed that patients oral health deteriorates while they stay in hospital for an extended period.
(PRWEB) August 16, 2014
Dr Tariq Drabu is a Manchester born and educated leading dentist and specialist oral surgeon. He is also one of the youngest dentists to ever graduate in the United Kingdom at twenty one years of age before working in busy dental hospitals in the UK and Saudi Arabia. Dr Drabu went on to receive his Fellowship in Dental Surgery at the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and today is the owner of the successful Langley Dental Practice. He is also the Clinical Lead Dentist for the Oral Surgery Clinical Assessment and Treatment Services at NHS Heywood Middleton and Rochdale. He also mentors and tutors postgraduate dentists in oral surgery at the UCLAN Dental Clinic in Preston.
Dr Tariq Drabu in Manchester said The main cause of deteriorating dental health in hospital patients is malnutrition in older patients. The Journal of Clinical Periodontology shows that oral health is not being taken into consideration by hospitals throughout the country. A study was conducted using one hundred and sixty two patients that were evaluated over a two week hospital stay, many of which had an increase in gum disease and plaque during their stay.
Tariq Drabu went on to say Hospitals dont have oral health policies in place, which is something that needs to be introduced urgently. Simple policies such as an improvement in food choices to oral health processes can make a significant change in the oral health of patients.
Dr Tariq Drabu closed in saying In the meantime all we can do, as dental professionals, is to educate our patients on oral health care while they are in hospital. Families can also play an important role in the oral care of patients who are in hospital by ensuring that they are brushing and flossing, eating healthy choices and that there oral care is met. Some patients are bed ridden during their time in hospital, but something as simple as a family member bringing some water and fluoride toothpaste can make a difference to their overall dental health for when they get back home.
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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