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.
What will I learn?
The course aims to develop participants' skills in recognising and dealing with dental and facial trauma that results from sporting injuries. In addition, participants will learn about preventative measures including mouthguard manufacture, dietary implications, and the role of oral health for elite athletes. The course presents the opportunity to become knowledgeable and skilled enough to be able to offer services to amateur and professional sports clubs.
Why should I study this course at the Institute?
The course is tailored for the entire dental team, and the combination of hands-on training and theoretical seminars ensure that participants receive a comprehensive learning experience. Expert staff from within UCL Eastman Dental Institute are complemented by invited speakers from the sporting and academic worlds. Due to the small group teaching philosophy there is adequate opportunity for discussions, case presentations and career advice.
Availability: 12 day course
Verifiable CPD: 78 hours.
- 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
Teaching and learning
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.
Applicants must 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 served basis.
Who can apply?
The course is aimed at all dental professionals at any point of their career – established dentists who wish to develop specialist knowledge and skills in newly developed techniques, or young dentists who wish to build their abilities in this developing field or DCPs with an interest and curiosity about sports dentistry.