Sleep Apnoea involves the cessation of breathing on a repeated basis during sleep. This can occur for a brief period of time for a few seconds to longer than a minute, and the frequency can be as much as several hundreds of times a sleep period.
It typically involves a complete or partial obstruction in the airway which has a direct result of lowering the delivery of oxygen to all parts of the body.
The person also experiences disruption of their sleep as repetitive awakenings or arousals occur in an effort to re-open the airway.
Paul qualified from Edinburgh University in 1992 when he joined the Practice as an Associate before becoming the Practice Principal in 1998. He continued his postgraduate studies by qualifying from The Royal College of Surgeons, England with a Membership of Fellowship in General Dental Practice in 1995 and then a Diploma in Dental Studies from Bristol University in 2005.
He has a special interest in cosmetic dentistry and orthodontics and is currently studying for the Fellowship in General Dental Practice from the Royal College of Surgeons England.
Paul was the first General Dental Practitioner in Northern Ireland to qualify from the Royal College of Surgeons England and The British Orthodontic Society with the Diploma in Primary Care Orthodontics. He is a Dentist with a Special Interest in Orthodontics.
Paul has completed all available courses in the UK organised by the British Society of Dental Sleep Medicine and has been trained in the use of all the most popular anti-snoring appliances.
Paul is only 1 of 3 dentists in Northern Ireland trained and registered to provide the Somnowell Anti-snoring appliance that was recently featured on BBC tv.
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