Sports Dentistry: Mouthguards
A one day course dealing with the principles,
rationale and manufacture of sports mouthguards. Whether treating
individuals in the surgery, or working with local amateur sports clubs or
elite athletes, the ability to provide correctly formed mouthguards can help protect all teeth.
What will I learn?
The course aims to highlight the knowledge and skills required to advise patients and make suitable mouthguards. Correctly made and fitted mouthguards are a simple and effective preventative approach to dental trauma.
Why should I study this course at the Institute?
There are very few centres of excellence providing the in-depth knowledge and expertise that this course aspires to. The course is taught by Peter Fine, Senior Clinical Teaching Fellow at UCL Eastman Dental Institute, and Nigel Malleson, chief dental technician at Panadent, and mixes lecture-based teaching with hands-on sessions in clinical skills laboratories.
Availability: One day course
Verifiable CPD: 6 hours
- Do mouthguards work?
- The use of mouthguards in professional and amateur sport
- Do mouthguards help with concussion?
- Do performance-enhancing mouthguards have a place?
- Practical session to manufacture a mouthguard, delivered by a leading technician
Teaching and learning
The course is delivered via lectures, hands-on training and personal participation.
Applicants must normally hold an approved dental qualification.
How to apply
Applications are accepted by post or fax. Please follow the application guidelines.
Applications are accepted until the start date depending on availability. This course operates on a first come first serve basis.
Who can apply?
The course is aimed at general dental practitioners who wish to improve their knowledge and skills regarding protective mouthguards. Any practitioner either wishing to develop an attachment to a local sports club or who has already secured a role will benefit from this course.