Dr Tariq Drabu
Dr Tariq Drabu - Principal Dentist
Specialisation: Oral Surgery and Clinical Lead Dental CATS Service
Qualification: BDS FDSRCSEd PGDip (OMFS) PGDip (Law & Ethics)
Tariq Drabu is the Clinical Lead for the dental CATS team. Tariq is a Manchester born and educated dentist. He is also one of the youngest dentists to graduate in the United Kingdom. He studied at Manchester University, graduating in 1986.
This well-known Manchester dentist Tariq Drabu, then went on to work in hospital dentistry at various dental hospitals in the area, including Withington Hospital, Stafford District General Hospital and Manchester Dental Hospital. Tariq Drabu always had an interest in oral surgery and worked part time in local hospitals in various clinical posts.
Tariq Drabu then went on to work in Saudi Arabia at some of the largest hospitals in Riyadh and Taif from 1993. When he returned to the UK he achieved is Fellowship in Dental Surgery in Edinburgh from the Royal College of Surgeons. From here his specialty was oral surgery, which led to his purchase of the Dental CATS (Clinical Assessment and Treatment) Service in Wood Street in 1998.
The practice was in a sorry state when Dr. Tariq Drabu purchased it. It only had two dentist chairs and yet saw over 1,500 patients. Dental CATS (Clinical Assessment and Treatment) Service continued to grow as the reputation of Dr Tariq Drabu started to spread, this resulted in him spending £350,000 in refurbishing the practice in 2005 to accommodate the increase in patient numbers. This turned the practice into a modern facility with state of the art equipment and four dentist chairs.
Dr.Tariq Drabu is a strong believer in advancing your career through education, which led to his specialist in oral surgery accreditation from the General Dental Council in 2002 and his postgraduate diploma from the University of Manchester for oral and maxillofacial surgery in 2008. During this time he also lectured at the Manchester Dental Hospital for nine years on oral surgery to postgraduate students. Over the years Dr Tariq Drabu has lectured and mentored and guided over 800 hundred oral surgery dentists.
Tariq Drabu is the Clinical Lead Dentist at NHS Middleton and Rochdale for the Oral Surgery CATS Services. This well-known Manchester dentists also teaches oral surgery in London at the Royal College of Surgeons and in 2007 he was a chosen finalist for the Trainer of the Year awardsorganised by the Dental Defence Union.
With a passion for learning and advancing his career, Dr.Tariq Drabu went on to complete an Advanced Certificate in Facilitated Learning in Healthcare Practice from the University of Central Lancashire in 2010, a level 7 certificate for Executive Management at the Institute of Learning and Management in 2012 and a Postgraduate Diolma in Dental Law and Ethics from the University of Bedfordshire in 2017.