Paul graduated from the University of Sheffield in 1989 prior to working as a General Dental Practitioner in North Nottinghamshire. He also held an Honorary Clinical Assistant post in the Department of Orthodontics at the Charles Clifford Dental Hospital, Sheffield.
In 1999 Paul was one of the first dentists to be selected to work for Boots Dentalcare in its pilot practice in Bedford. In 2000 he established a specialist referral practice for Boots Dentalcare in Manchester city centre where he was the senior dentist.
Between 2006 and 2013 he served as a commissioned officer in the Royal Army Dental Corps. The operational tempo during this period necessitated the provision of preventive, high quality and durable dentistry. He was a member of a dental team which received a Garrison Commanders Commendation. His final posting was to Windsor as dental officer to The Household Cavalry Regiment and The Coldstream Guards.
On leaving the Army, Paul was awarded a specialist training place in fixed and removable prosthodontics at the prestigious Eastman Dental Institute in London where entry was highly competitive for dentists from across the world.This was an intensive four-year programme during which he was responsible for providing complex full mouth rehabilitation treatment for patients referred by dentists from across the south of England. In addition to providing the clinical work he also fabricated all the crowns, bridges and dentures in the prosthodontic laboratory which gave an invaluable insight into the technical demands and limitations of the materials he uses for his restorations. His specialist training was completed with the award of Membership in Prosthodontics by the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh.
Paul has been involved in the postgraduate education of dentists by providing lectures to general dentists at British Dental Association meetings and to postgraduate students at the Eastman Dental Institute. He is an active member of the British Society of Prosthodontics, the British Society of Restorative Dentistry, the British Endodontic Society and the British Dental Association. He has conducted research into the provision of implant retained overdentures and has published research on the management of wisdom teeth and caries in the peer reviewed scientific literature.
Paul is able to provide treatment for general dental care and for patients with more complex problems involvingworn, damaged or missing teeth, who are unhappy with the appearance of their smile, have restorations which are failing or who have problems with partial or complete dentures.
Whenever it is feasible he uses reversible techniques (such as composite bonding) so that as much of the underlying tooth material as possible is left intact. He may also recommend the use of crowns, veneers and bridges which may be used in conjunction with dental implants. Treatment may range from a single tooth to the entire upper and lower sets of teeth.
His aim is to achieve the most comfortable and long-lasting results which allows his patients to maintain their teeth for as long as possible and reduce the need for treatment in the future. His treatment is evidence based and is grounded in the most up to date dental scientific literature.
In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his young family. He also enjoys mountaineering in the UK and the Alps and he is a keen runner and cyclist.