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Dr Tariq Drabu Shocked by Number of Scottish Patients Not Getting NHS Treatment in 2017

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Dr Tariq Drabu is a leading dentist and specialist oral surgeon who was born and educated in Manchester in the United Kingdom. He is also one of the youngest dentists to ever graduate in the UK before working in some of the busiest dental hospitals in the UK and Saudi Arabia. Today he is the owner of the 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.

Dr Tariq Drabu was speaking about an article published on 25 January 2016 on a dental news website.

Dr Tariq Drabu said “The British Dental Association Scotland has revealed figures which is a concern when it comes to the number of patients in Scotland that are not taking up on NHS treatment. Recent figures released show that two million Scottish people, including those not registered with a NHS dentist are not getting the NHS dental treatment that they may need.”

Dr Tariq Drabu went on to say “The figures which were released on the 24 January 2017 show that an impressive ninety two percent of Scottish people are registered with a NHS dentist. This is the positive side that there is such a high percentage registered. The downside is that seventy two percent of those patients have seen their NHS dentist in the past two years. That is a high percentage that have not attended a NHS dentist in twenty four months, that is a long time to go without a check up.”

Dr Tariq Drabu closed in saying “Figures did show that those in deprived areas are less likely to go to the dentist. Eighty one percent of children and sixty four percent of adults in deprived areas did see their NHS dentist in the past two years. This is poor figures when compared against the less deprived areas where ninety percent of the children and seventy five percent of the adults saw a NHS dentist in the past two years.”

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