Just thought I would share a PR piece that a colleague has written about my latest work, just to explain why things might get a little bit quiet over the next month;
Dr Tariq Drabu will be doubling his work commitment at UCLan Dental Clinic in Preston this August.
The announcement comes just a year after he was first appointed to a senior specialist teaching position at the brand new University of CentralLancashire (UCLan) Dental Clinic in Preston.
Tariq Drabu is responsible for leading the specialist oral surgery services at the UCLan Dental Clinic, a £1.3m state-of-the-art facility , which provides much needed services for local people as well as staff and students of the university. The clinic boasts four general dental clinics, and a 10 chair training bay, making it one of the few universities in the country, other than specialist dedicated medical centres, to offer facilities such as recovery rooms and training suites.
Dr Drabu will now work two days a week at the clinic, following an increase in patient numbers due to the clinic undertaking some contractual work from Blackpool Hospital, where patients are now being referred to UCLan Dental Clinic for assessment and treatment.
The role at the university is not the first time that he has worked in a university teaching environment with having been a senior teaching fellow in oral and maxillofacial surgery at Manchester Dental Hospital between 2001 and 2009. Whilst at the dental hospital he was responsible for the teaching, lecturing and supervision of dentists on the University of Manchester’s Masters program in oral and maxillofacial surgery
Tariq Drabu will be balancing the work alongside his other work commitments, which include running his own successful dental practice, the Langley Dental Practice, which has expanded its patient base from around 1500 in 1998 to around 15000 now. He is also the clinical lead for NHS Heywood Middleton and Rochdale and NHS Oldham primary care minor oral surgery services.