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Mouthguards and their use in sports: report of the 1(st) International Sports Dentistry Workshop, 2016

Dental traumatology : official publication of International Association for Dental Traumatology | 2 Oct 2017

JD Lloyd, WS Nakamura, Y Maeda, T Takeda, R Leesungbok, D Lazarchik, B Dorney, T Gonda, K Nakajima, T Yasui, Y Iwata, H Suzuki, N Tsukimura, H Churei, KR Kwon, MMH Choy and JB Rock
Abstract
There appears to be much confusion or misinformation worldwide regarding mouthguards and their use in sports. In an effort to clarify where the international dental community stands on mouthguards and mouthguard research, the workshop looked at some important questions. The goal is to one day formulate consensus statements related to these questions, which will be based on current scientific evidence-based research, to motivate the international community of the importance of dentally fitted laminated mouthguards and the wearing of them by athletes of all sports. There are only five sports in the USA that require the use of mouthguards. If through workshops such as this, the importance of wearing dentally fitted laminated mouthguards can be demonstrated, then more sports may require their athletes to wear them. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
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Dentistry, All rights reversed, United States, Mouthguard, Dental equipment, Evidence-based medicine, All rights reserved, Copyright
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