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Dr Andre Von BackstromSedationist, MBCHB PPD

GDC No. 3528718

Andre is a medical doctor who qualified in 1988 at the University of Pretoria. He has a diploma in sedation and pain control and was clinical assistant anaesthetist at the Royal Berkshire Hospital until 2001.

He has been involved in dental anaesthesia and sedation since 1991 and has carried out in excess of 50,000 general anaesthetics and sedations. Andre’s presence at Portmore is crucial to our patient journey, and he is invaluable for anxious patients undergoing lengthy procedures such as implants for missing teeth.

Conscious sedation is appropriate for dentistry because even with a gentle approach there are times when nerves present too much of an obstacle for patients to overcome. It’s a safe way to get patients relaxed and it lowers the blood pressure and takes away the gag reflex.

Patients can respond to commands and while they might drift off to sleep, it’s a sleep they can come round from, so it’s a very safe and gentle procedure.

Andre has been providing facial cosmetic treatments since 2000 and also works at the Court House Clinic in Wimpole Street, which featured in 10 Years Younger on Channel 4.

His long experience in this area is valuable for Portmore patients who are interested in having a consultation to discuss lines and wrinkles, where Andre can prescribe and carry out anti-wrinkle injections, dermal fillers and other skin treatments with consummate skill, and predictably perfect results.

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