Short courses


Sports Dentistry

  • 39 hours
  • 6 days


This six-day course will help you treat sports injuries, understand how to prevent problems and improve oral health and athletic performance.

It will also look at the role that your dental team can play with local sports clubs.

The course, which runs over one week, aims to introduce and discuss:

  • the topic of sports dentistry
  • the prevalence and incidence of trauma on the sports field
  • the endodontic implication of trauma
  • the repair of fractured incisors
  • current preventative methods
  • the role of oral health with elite athletes
  • facial fractures and TMJ issues
  • the impact of nutrition on oral health

The course is run by the UCL Eastman Dental Institute in London which has a broad range of continuing professional development (CPD) short courses. These provide hands-on training from experienced staff in dedicated facilities.

Course content

Lectures will include the following:

  • Introduction to the prevalence and incidence of dental sports injuries
  • Dealing with dental/facial trauma
  • Management and prevention of concussion
  • Dealing with pitch-side emergencies
  • Dietary implications
  • Treating elite athletes
  • Prevention of trauma
  • Physiological, psychological aspects of injuries 
  • Repair/restoration of fractured teeth
  • Endodontic complications of trauma

Learning outcomes

At the end of the six days, you should be in a better position to recognise, deal with, prevent and maintain trauma of the dentition. 

You will be better able to advise professional and amateur sports clubs on dental issues.

    Who this course is for

    You'll need to hold an approved dental qualification.

    Structure and teaching

    Each day runs from approximately 9:30am to 5pm.

    The course is delivered through a combination of interactive seminars, treatment planning, and skills laboratory training.

    There's ample phantom head practise of clinical procedures and opportunities to discuss individual cases.

    CPD points and certificate

    You'll earn 39 hours verifiable CPD and a certificate of attendance.

    Quality controls

    All Eastman teachers are experienced professionals. You'll be 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.


    Please read the Eastman's refunds policy before booking.

    Course team

    Peter Fine - Course Leader

    Peter Fine - Course Leader

    Peter is a Senior Clinical Teaching Fellow at UCL Eastman Dental Institute and has been in general dental practice for over 40 years.

    Peter has been director of the Sports Dentistry Programme at UCL Eastman Dental Institute for 6 years and in that time has developed the programme from simply dealing with trauma to professional and amateur sportsmen and women to understanding the dental needs of athletes and the role that GDPs can play in supporting athletes with respect to dental/oral health.

    After dealing with professional sportsmen and women in practice Peter now develops the next generation of dentists with a keen interest in sport to be able to treat and advise athletes, schools and medical colleagues about the role of dentistry in sport.

    Learner reviews

    "The course was excellent, mainly due to the care and effort by Peter. As a dentist to local professional football, rugby league and ice hockey teams, this course was perfect for my professional development. The course was relevant, the diversity of aspects dealt with in the course, and the detail and thoroughness covered was, I am sure, unparalleled. Peter is an asset to your organisation and the range of speakers and activities that he provided were pertinent to our practice. Also the opportunity to network with like-minded professionals has been rewarding."

    "I found the breadth and depth of the course exceptionally good, with a great diversity in topics covered. This has been my first university based CPD course for many years, and I found the update on the different clinical concepts quite useful, which is the part I would say is most applied to my everyday practice. I have not 'specialised' myself as a 'sports dentist' yet, but would have more confidence in approaching a sports team having taken this course."

    Course information last modified: 7 Aug 2019, 14:53