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Revisiting Sports Dentistry with a Critical Appraisal

Urmi Ghone, Sachin Sarode, Shankargauda Patil

Keywords : Dentistry, Injury, Sport, Trauma

Citation Information : Ghone U, Sarode S, Patil S. Revisiting Sports Dentistry with a Critical Appraisal. J Contemp Dent Pract 2021; 22 (2):105-106.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10024-3007

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 17-12-2021

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2021; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Dental traumas caused due to sports and other athletic activities are the connecting bridge between sports and dentistry. Studies show that 13–39% of all dental injuries are accounted for sports, out of which 11–18% are maxillofacial injuries. This editorial broadly discusses the interconnection between sports and dentistry. It highlights the importance of Parents’, children's, sportspersons’, and even dental practitioners’ education on this topic of sports dentistry. The significant need for “team dentist” in schools and professional sports teams is also brought into the spotlight.

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