How Milad Shadrooh aims to raise awareness of oral health on the road by singing and rapping
Guaranteed to get you singing: Milad Shadrooh's adaptations of chart hits with a dental slant. Image by ALXR (via Shutterstock).
Meet Milad Shadrooh. By day, he is the linchpin of the Chequers Dental Surgery in Ascot, Berkshire. By night, he is also a DJ. In his free time, he focuses on his other passion of popular music, albeit with a difference. Over the last year, he has adapted hit singles, by turning then into oral health themed songs. After posting his first parody (Gappy, based on the Pharrell Williams song, Happy), he has become quite a celebrity on YouTube.
The videos went viral. Eventually, he was seen on ITV’s Good Morning Britain, BBC South’s and ITV London’s regional news programmes. The selfie-style YouTube clips have won him friends, not only with fellow practitioners, but also parents and children. His high point was appearing on Lorraine, having had childhood memories of watching Lorraine Kelly on TV-am and GMTV (with Dr. Hilary Jones). His role in raising awareness of oral health saw Mr. Shadrooh ‘become’ (in his words) the dental health correspondent for ITV.
Now, Milad aims to take his parodied songs out on the road. His one-man online crusade has been met with supportive messages by parents, with their child’s or children’s oral health improving as a result. Other adaptations include:
This is How We Brush Teeth: inspired by Montell Jordan’s This Is How We Do It;
Return of the Plaque: a pro-flossing song set to Mark Morrison’s Return of the Mack;
I Like Your Molars: adapted from Reel 2 Reel featuring Mad Stuntman’s I Like to Move It;
Filler: a paean to cosmetic dentistry inspired by Michael Jackson’s Thriller;
Wanna Do Some Teeth Whitening: inspired by the first track on Michael Jackson’s Thriller album, it hits out at bogus teeth whitening operations.
We wish Mr. Shadrooh the best on his tour. On the strength of his adaptation abilities, we think he is on to a winner. Even with the amount of fame and fortune he has gained, the good news is he will be staying in the dental profession.
If you wish to follow his YouTube channel, search for ‘Singing Dentist’ or visit his website. As well as his intelligent lyricism, you will be happy with the brevity of his oral health messages. Furthermore, no clip is longer than two minutes, so you could listen to them whilst brushing your teeth.