I am Tarik a Dentist & Oral Surgeon in London
A levels in Chemistry Biology and maths
Undergraduate dental degree from King’s college London
Masters Degree in Dental surgery & implantology from Münster in Germany
Post graduate certificate in Academic Practice & Fellowship from Higher Education Academy
Currently completing a PhD in Technology for Health in Brescia Italy
BDS Bachelor of Dental Surgery
MJDF RCS Eng Membership of the Joint Dental Faculties of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
MOM Masters of Oral Medicine in Implantology
MSc Masters of Science in Dental Surgery & Implantology
Pg CAP Post Graduate Certificate in Dental Surgery
FHEA Fellowship from the higher education Academy
MFDT RCS Ed Membership of the Faculty of Dental Trainers in the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
Vocational trainee Green Street Dental Practice
Senior House Officer in Oral Maxillofacial Surgery Queen’s Hospital Romford
Core Dental Trainee in Oral medicine, Paediatric Dentistry & Oral Pathology, Guy’s Hospital
Clinical Teacher, King’s College London
Dental foundation Trainer , North East London , Health Education England
Associate Dentist in Chingford smile, Essence Dental Clinic & Crofts Dental Practice
Oral Surgeon, Oral Surgery Ltd
Essence Dental Clinic
Oral Surgery Limited
King’s College London Dental Institute
NHS Health Career Role:
General Dental Practitioner ( GDP) in NHS Primary Dental Care
Dental Foundation Trainer for Health Education England
Oral Surgeon in Primary Care Intermediate Minor Oral Surgery (IMOS)
a father, husband, son, brother, dentist, surgeon, teacher, researcher & entrepreneur
I am a General Dental Practitioner GDP in Primary care as well as a Dental Foundation Trainer
I am also an Accredited Oral Surgeon Performing Intermediate Minor Oral Surgery procedures in Primary care
I have a special interest in managing anxious and phobic patients and routinely use sedation to put patients at ease to enable dental treatments to be carried out
I also place dental implants and perform facial aesthetic and rejuvenating treatments
My Typical Day:
I am lucky that I am nearly in a different clinic each day working within different teams
However, typically I would see between 10 and 15 patients doing dental examinations taking X-rays , diagnosing disease as well as doing various treatments mainly extractions but also fillings, Root canal treatments, crowns, dentures, implants as well as botox and facial aesthetic treatments
On most days I also teach newly qualified dentists and support them gaining experience to become more knowledgable and confident
Spending the Prize Money:
Donate the money to the dental society who give talks at local schools and have programs to encourage careers in Dentistry from different backgrounds and make it accessible to all
Quick Fire Questions
How would you describe yourself in 3 words?
Ambitious, Hard working & kind
What's your favourite food?
Anything my wife cooks
What is the most fun thing you've done?
Very tough to pinpoint the most fun thing. But easily could be playing with my two year old daughter silly games and hide and seek every day when I come back from work. Second to that could be playing sports in university and abseiling down the tallest hospital in the world, Guy’s Hospital facing downwards
What did you want to be after you left school?
Become a dentist
Were you ever in trouble at school?
yes plenty of times but always ensured that I did well in class and exams
What's the best thing you've done in your career?
go into teaching dentistry and oral surgery and supporting students reach their goals
What or who inspired you to do your job?
If you weren't in healthcare, what job would you do?