Introduction to Sports Dentistry.- Epidemiology of Athletic Dental Trauma.- Sports Related Dento-Alveolar Trauma: Emergent Care.- Role of Endodontics in Dental Trauma.- Facial Trauma Oral Maxillofacial Surgical Issues.- Temporomandibular Joint Trauma.- Restorative Considerations of Athletic Dental Trauma.- Prevention of Athletic Dental Trauma: The Mouthguard.- Sports Dentistry and Public Health: Rules, Policy and Politics.- Concussion in Sport: Role of Dentistry.- Dental Erosion in Sports.- Tobacco Use and Sport.- Athletic Performance: Drugs and Ergogenic Aids.- Oral appliances and athletic performance.- Team Dentist: Role of the Dentist in the Modern Sports Medicine Team.
This book is intended as a one-stop reference that will assist primary care community dentists, sports physicians, athletic trainers, and emergency room physicians in meeting the needs of athletes when managing facial and dental trauma and sports-related oral diseases. The opening chapters provide a complete review of sports-related dentoalveolar trauma, with coverage of emergent care, the role of endodontics, surgical issues, and restorative considerations. Prevention of dental trauma by means of mouthguards is then examined, with attention to materials and design, public policy concerning the use of mouthguards, and the role of mouthguards in relation to the ever more pressing issue of concussion in sport. Dental erosion in athletes, for example due to energy drinks, is discussed, as are the possible sequelae of use of spit tobacco, performance-enhancing drugs, and ergogenic aids. The new topic of the potential value of dental appliances in enhancing sports performance is also addressed. The book concludes by reviewing the role of the dentist within the multidisciplinary sports medicine team. The text is supported by an abundance of informative illustrations.
Mark Roettger, DDS, FASD, is Clinic Director for the University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview General Practice Residency Clinic, and is currently attending faculty in the University of Minnesota Hospital, working with dental residents treating medically complex patients. Dr. Roettger graduated with a BS in Biology from the University of Minnesota in 1977 and was granted his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 1982. Since 1983 he has been engaged in the practice of general dentistry, and sports dentistry has been one of his principal interests. He is a fellow, Charter member and past president of The Academy for Sports Dentistry and an inventor of the Under Armour Performance Mouthwear products. He was editor of the Academy for Sports Dentistry Newsletter from 2001 to 2007 and is a reviewer for The Physician and Sportsmedicine and the Journal of Athletic Training: Dental Issues 2014. Dr. Roettger has lectured internationally on prevention and management of dental trauma and performance, stress, and oral appliances. Currently he is a dental consultant to the University of Minnesota Athletic department.