About Tariq Drabu
Tariq Drabu is a renowned dentist based in Manchester. He currently practices at his Langley Dental Practice in Manchester. He has more than 25 years experience in dentistry. He graduated from the University of Manchester in 1986 and has not looked back. He was awarded a Fellowship in Dental Surgery from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 1996. Since 2002 he has been registered by the General Dental Council (GDC) as a Specialist in Oral Surgery. He is also responsible for teaching, training and mentoring dentists across the country in oral surgery.
In 2008, Tariq Drabu completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery from Manchester University. He is also registered with the General Dental Council (GDC registration number 61705) and he is listed on the GDC specialist list for Oral Surgery. Tariq Drabu is also the Clinical Lead Dentist for the Oral Surgery CATS services in NHS Oldham and NHS Heywood Middleton and Rochdale. Tariq Drabu is also a tutor in Oral Surgery at the Faculty of General Practice at the Royal College of Surgeons in London. In 2007, he was a nominated finalist in Dental Defence Union VDP "Trainer of the Year" awards in recognition of his efforts in training and mentoring newly qualified dentists.
In 2010, Tariq Drabu completed an Advanced Certificate in Facilitated in Learning in Healthcare Practice at UCLan in Preston.This was to enhance and improve his role as a dental educator. In 2011, Langley Dental Practice achieved the British Dental Association's Good Practice award. In 2012 Tariq Drabu completed a Level 7 certificate in Executive Management from the Institute of Learning and Management.
More recently he has become a specialist staff member of The UCLan Dental Clinic where he will be leading on the teaching of postgraduate dentists in oral surgery.
Memberships of Professional Associations
Registered with the General Dental Council as a Specialist in Oral Surgery
Member of the British Dental Association (BDA)
Member of the British Association of Oral Surgeons
Member of the British Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons
Member of the Dental Sedation Teachers Group
Member of Bury and Rochdale Local Dental Committee since 1998
Chairman of Bury and Rochdale Local Dental Committee 2003 - 2006
Member of the General Dental Practice Committee (GDPC) of the BDA 2003 - 2009
Member of the Representative of the BDA 2006 - 2009
- House Officer (General Duties) Manchester Dental Hospital 01/87 - 01/88
- SHO in Oral Surgery Stafford District Hospital Stafford 01/88 - 11/88
- SHO in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Withington Hospital Manchester 11/88 - 09/89
- P/T Clinical Assistant in Oral Surgery Trafford General Hospital Manchester 05/90 - 04/93
- Associate Dental Surgeon Partington Manchester 09/89 - 04/93
- Dental Surgeon, Social Insurance Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia 04/93 - 07/95
- Dental Surgeon, Al Hada Armed Forces Hospital Taif Saudi Arabia 09/95 - 11/96
- SHO in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Manchester Royal Infirmary 11/96 - 11/97
- P/T Clinical Assistant in Oral Surgery Manchester Royal Infirmary 01/98 - 12/00
- Manchester District Postgraduate Dental Tutor 01/00 - 04/06
- Vocational Trainer Wythenshawe Scheme 2005 - 2009
- P/T Hospital Practitioner in Oral Surgery Manchester Dental Hospital 09/01 - 09/06
- P/T Senior Teaching Fellow in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Manchester Dental Hospital 09/06 - 08/09 (responsible for teaching MSc students)
- Principal Dentist, Specialist in Oral Surgery and Director Langley Dental Group Ltd Langley Dental Practice 215a Wood Street Middleton Manchester M24 5RU 01/98 - present
- Director DHS Dental Practices Ltd The Phoenix Centre 1 Church St Heywood OL10 1LR 02/10 - present
- Oral Surgery Dental CATS Clinical Lead NHS HMR and NHS Oldham 09/10 - present preceded by Options for Change Oral Surgery service since 04/04
Outside The Dental World
Tariq Drabu is married to Suraya who is a consultant psychiatrist and they have two children, Zeinab and Ali. Tariq Drabu enjoys football and tennis and is a big supporter of Manchester City. He is a season ticket holder at Manchester City and has been fortunate to meet the Manchester City Football team and their chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak. He is also a big fan of cricket. Tariq Drabu is also interested in politics and current affairs and secretly admits to being a fan of Nick Robinson the political editor at the BBC.
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