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In-office Athletic Mouthguard Fabrication: A Hands-on Workshop

In-office Athletic Mouthguard Fabrication:         A Hands-on Workshop

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Would you like to obtain practical experience fabricating custom athletic mouthguards that provide maximum protection for your patients? Would you like to decrease your dental lab bill?

A custom made mouthguard, fitted by a dental professional, has been shown to provide the greatest protection from sports-related dental injuries. For maximum protection and comfort, the modern athletic mouthguard must fit properly and allow for peak athletic performance. During this practical continuing dental education workshop, you will learn about the different types of mouthguards, including their protective properties and benefits. Hands-on exercises will give you experience fabricating, fitting and finishing vacuum formed, heat pressure laminated and mouth formed mouthguards. You will return to your office better prepared to educate your patients on the need and benefits of protective devices and with the skills to fabricate mouthguards that provide the greatest protection.

This course is funded in part by an unrestricted educational grant from DENTSPLY Raintree Essix Glenroe.


You will learn how to:

  • recognize the different types of oral protection available.
  • describe the various functions of today’s mouthguards from an evidence based perspective.
  • select the appropriate athletic mouthguard based on your patient’s needs.
  • fabricate a modern custom made mouthguard.
Who Should Attend

Dentists and dental team members who want to fabricate contemporary, custom fitted athletic mouthguards in their office.

Educational Methods

Illustrated lecture, demonstration and hands-on experience fabricating athletic mouthguards.

Equipment and Supplies

Practice study models and all other equipment and supplies will be provided. However, if you would like to fabricate a mouthguard for yourself or a family member, you will need to bring custom study models with you to the course.


Stephen C. Mills, D.D.S., board certified Pediatric Dentist in private practice in Scarborough, Maine. Dr. Mills has been a member of the Academy for Sports Dentistry since 1991. He has served the Academy as a board member, frequent presenter, president (2001-2002), and is the current editor and writer of the Newsletter of the Academy that appears in the journal Dental Traumatology three times a year.

Mark A. Roettger, D.D.S., Clinical Assistant Professor, Division of Comprehensive Care, Department of Primary Dental Care, University of Minnesota School of Dentistry; Director, University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview General Practice Residency (GPR) program. Dr. Roettger is a founding and charter member of the Academy for Sports Dentistry, as well as past president of the organization. He also serves as a dental consultant to the University of Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Department. Dr. Roettger is an inventor of Under Armour Performance Mouthwear, and has been active in research regarding the role of oral appliances in mitigation of stress. Dr. Roettger also maintains a private practice in Stillwater, Minnesota.

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