Introduction to Athletic Mouth Guards: Protective or Non-Protective
You will receive 2 unit(s) of continuing education credit upon successful completion of this course. The registration fee is only $82.00
This course describes the different types of athletic mouth guards and provides information that will enable the dentist to give patients the opportunity to make an informed choice as to what they need for true protection.
Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to do the following:
- Understand the basic differences between various types of athletic mouth guards.
- Recognize the differences and variations in fit and levels of protection offered by different mouth guards.
- Understand the role of the health professional in decision-making as to which types of mouth guards should be used in specific situations.
- Know the difference between vacuum fabrication and pressure fabrication of athletic mouth guards.
- Realize the importance of a properly fitted mouth guard and the athlete's compliance in wearing it.
Athletic mouth guards are not "one size fits all" propositions. They should be specifically prescribed and designed according to many factors such as age of patient, sport being played, level of competition, and previous history of injury. This course will describe the different types of athletic mouth guards and provide information that will enable the dentist to give patients the opportunity to make an informed choice as to what they need for true protection.
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