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Sports Dentistry, Injury Prevention, and the Doctor/Patient Perspective (Recorded Webinar)
Member Price: $39.00
CE Credit(s): 1
Retail Price: $69.00
Course Created on: 01/16/2023
American Dental Association on-demand webinar
This webinar was recorded in December 2022

Optimal oral health is critical to preventing and controlling oral and craniofacial disease, conditions, and injuries. It requires the ability to improve access to preventive services and dental care through a compassionate health-equitable approach.
The American Dental Association’s Council on Advocacy for Access and Prevention (CAAP) and the Academy for Sports Dentistry (ASD) team up to highlight how preventing an injury during sports is an example of health equity, access to care, and the importance of the provider and patient voice. This presentation also briefly addresses benefits of sports and activity participation, treatment of injuries, and performance gains through oral health.
As part of the continued focus on the ADA’s Action for Dental Health, this presentation provides useful narrative examples on the importance of providing injury preventive care in the dental office empowers the athletes to have confidence in not only their smile. You’ll hear from three dentists who have provided these services to unique sports teams and an athlete who will speak about how injury prevention allowed them to succeed on and off the field.

Learning Objectives
Recognize how to get involved with injury prevention efforts to promote access to preventive and dental care, and foster collaboration
• Apply prevention strategies to promote health equity
• Discuss the provider and patient perspective on the importance of oral health and injury prevention

Steve Birnbaum, American professional soccer player — captain and center-back for D.C. United
Dr. Emilio Canal Jr., team dentist for the US Soccer Federation, MLS DC United, WPSL Washington Spirit, and MLR Washington Old Glory
Stephen Mills, board-certified pediatric dentist
Lance Thompson, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon & Adjust Faculty, Head and Neck Surgical Associates & Oregon Health Science University


Disclaimer: The views of the presenter(s) do not necessarily represent the views of the American Dental Association

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Sports Dentistry: Athletic Mouthguards
Author(s): Dr. Ray Padilla
Member Price: $49.00
CE Credit(s): 1
Retail Price: $69.00
Course Created on: 02/25/2016

The use of properly fabricated custom made mouthguards has been shown to significantly reduce both the incidence and severity of orofacial injury in contact sports. In the course,  an evidence based review of athletic mouthguards (facts and fiction), including the utilization and fabrication of pressure thermoformed laminated mouthguards, the description of the different types of mouthguard designs, and the marketing and promotion of injury prevention programs for your private practice or community will be discussed. Participants will experience the difference between vacuum made and pressure made mouthguards and shown the technique for pressure lamination, which provides the best combination of comfort and protection.


Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand of the modern dental literature in all forms of athletic mouthguards, from over the counter to pressure thermoformed.
  2. Review what is available in over the counter store bought mouthguards and be able to educate your patients on their shortcomings as compared to the preferred custom made pressure laminated mouthguards.
  3. Be informed on the differences between vacuum made mouthguards and pressure laminated mouthguards with respect to their diagnosis, design and fabrication
  4. Describe indications and techniques for appliances made with the thermoforming pressure technique.
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