Buxton, ME dentist Nicholas Roy, DMD, MAGD, has been named a Qualified Dentist by the Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, indicating his proficiency in treating sleep-disordered breathing.
Buxton, ME – Dr. Nicholas Roy of Saco River Dentistry has received the Qualified Dentist designation from the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (AADSM). Dr. Roy and his team of Buxton cosmetic dentists are committed to pursuing continuing education opportunities in order to provide the most effective and advanced treatments possible for their patients. Being named a Qualified Dentist is indicative of both Dr. Roy’s passion for dentistry and his demonstrated competence in effectively treating obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and other sleep disorders using oral appliance therapy (OATs). This form of treatment involves the creation of custom-crafted devices that are designed to help keep the airway open and clear while a patient sleeps. Dr. Roy believes that dentists are in a unique position to help treat sleep disorders due to their advanced understanding of the mouth and other dental structures, which often play a key role in promoting proper airway function.
Sleep-disordered breathing refers to a group of conditions that restrict oxygen intake during sleep. When the body does not receive enough oxygen, it forcibly wakes itself up, resulting in a continuously interrupted sleep cycle. Common symptoms of sleep apnea and other conditions include loud snoring, breathing pauses lasting several seconds, daytime fatigue, insomnia, headaches, and high blood pressure. Dr. Roy notes that, when OSA is left untreated, the body is often subjected to increased levels of stress and fatigue, contributing to a higher risk of heart failure, stroke, and depression.
In order to be named a Qualified dentist by the AADSM, a dentist must complete the AADSM’s Mastery Course I, which is designed to prepare a dentist to effectively screen, examine, and treat patients with sleep-disordered breathing using oral appliances. In addition to numerous hours of instructional time, dentists must also demonstrate several different clinical competencies to successfully complete the course.
Dr. Roy and the team at Saco River Dentistry are thrilled that the practice is able to offer this advanced treatment option, and they note that Dr. Roy’s Qualified Dentist designation signifies that patients are receiving care from an extensively trained and skilled professional. Dr. Roy finds immense passion in the arena of dental sleep medicine, in great part because it uses the very best in science and technology to significantly impact the quality of lives of his patients. He says there is no better feeling than hearing a patient say, “Thanks Doc, you’ve changed my life!”
About Nicholas K. Roy, DMD, MAGD
Dr. Nicholas K. Roy earned his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Vermont before being admitted to the top-rated University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine. His passion for comprehensive dental care and solutions led him to enroll in an Advanced Education in General Dentistry program in Richmond, VA. The experience he gained during this program gave him the skill and experience needed to place high-quality dental implants, administer sedation dentistry techniques, and perform full-mouth reconstruction. Dr. Roy places a high value on continuing education, and he is a member of numerous professional organizations, including the American Dental Association, American Academy of Implant Dentistry, and Maine Dental Association, as well as a Board Member and President Elect of the Maine Academy of General Dentistry. He is also a recipient of the prestigious Mastership Award in the Academy of General Dentistry, a designation awarded to less than 1% of general dentists in the United States. Dr. Roy is available for interview upon request.
Saco River Dentistry
440 Narragansett Trail
Buxton, ME 04093