Sports Dentistry

A 12 day course that deals with problems presenting by sporting injuries to the dentition, prevention of problems, oral health and performance, and the role that the dental team can play with local sports clubs, delivered through a combination of didactic teaching and hands-on practical exercises.

Structure

12 days over 11 months.

78 hours verifiable CPD.

Each day will run approximately 9:30am - 5pm.

Course dates

Day 1 10 November 2016
Day 2 24 November 2016
Day 3 8 December 2016
Day 4 12 January 2017
Day 5 23 February 2017
Day 6 16 March 2017
Day 7 6 April 2017
Day 8 11 May 2017
Day 9 16 June 2017
Day 10 6 July 2017
Day 11 3 August 2017
Day 12 14 September 2017

Aims and objectives

The course aims to introduce and discuss:

  • the topic of sports dentistry
  • the prevalence of dental trauma in sport
  • how to deal with facial/dental trauma
  • the role of the sports dentist with elite athletes
  • prevention of trauma and dental disease
  • restorative options in treatment
  • the implications of physiological and psychological aspects of injuries.

Anticipated outcomes

Participants should gain evidence-based knowledge on how to deal with emergency trauma cases, and an improved ability to:

  • introduce preventative programmes into sports clubs and schools, and to their patients
  • organise the dental facilities for major sporting events
  • fulfill the role of dentist to a sports club or team in an advisory capacity (e.g. dietary implications as well as providing dental care)
  • predictably restore traumatised teeth
  • provide an ongoing monitoring service. 

Quality controls

All teachers on the Institute's courses are experienced professionals. All participants are asked to submit written feedback via a questionnaire at the end of the course, which is used to monitor the course's quality of teaching and value for money.

Teaching and assessment

The course is delivered through a combination of interactive seminars, treatment planning, and skills laboratory training. There is ample phantom head practice of clinical procedures and opportunities to discuss individual cases.

Mr Peter Fine is the Course Leader.

Content

  • Introduction to sports dentistry: prevalence, incidence
  • Dealing with dental/facial trauma
  • Concussion: management and prevention
  • Dealing with pitch-side emergency
  • Dietary implications
  • Treating the elite athlete
  • Prevention of trauma
  • Physiological, psychological aspects of injuries 
  • Repair/restoration of fractured teeth
  • Endodontic complications of trauma

Fees

All participants

£4,331

Thoroughly enjoyable – there are many points to take back to general practice.

Course Participant, November 2015

For information about paying in installments, please contact edi.cpd@ucl.ac.uk.

Entry requirements

Participants must hold an approved dental qualification.

How to book

Prospective participants should book online through UCL's Online Store. Before doing so, please ensure you have reviewed the above information. Full payment is required up front to reserve a place. Places are allocated on a first come, first served basis.

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What happens next

Once you have completed your purchase through the Online Store, you will receive an email confirming your booking. The Course Administrator will send you a further email confirming arrival time and location.

Contacts

Kate Marr
Course Administrator

edi.cpd@ucl.ac.uk

+44 (0)20 7905 1234