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Continuing Dental Education

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Growing Your Practice With Sports Dentistry

Growing Your Practice with Sports Dentistry

Friday, March 21, 2014

Are you and your dental team members prepared to manage sports-related orofacial injuries? Are you familiar with the different types of oral protection available to your patients?

Providing sports dentistry-related services to your patients, and your community sports teams, is a rewarding and unique way to set your practice apart. You can discover how to use sports dentistry to grow your practice by spending a day at the University of Minnesota with two seasoned sports dentists. You will gain insights into the field of sports dentistry and will obtain relevant clinical advice on the diagnosis, management and prevention of sports-related dental injuries. You will come away from this course not only with clinical tips that you can apply immediately in practice, but also with specific strategies to help build your practice.

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

Benefits/Objectives

Join us during this continuing dental education program and learn how to:

  • recognize the potential risks of orofacial injuries as they relate to sports and athletes.
  • assess and manage orofacial injuries and dental trauma associated with athletic activities.
  • select the appropriate mouthguard depending on age, frequency and type of athletic activity of the patient.
  • discuss the long-term impact of sports drinks and smokeless tobacco use in athletes.
  • identify ways to build your practice through sports dentistry.
Who Should Attend

Dentists and dental team members since everyone in the office is involved with treatment or questions about preventing and managing sports-related dental injuries.

Educational Methods

Illustrated lectures and discussion.

Speakers

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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