Sports dentistry is one of the most recent and upcoming fields in dentistry. It mainly includes the prevention and management of athletics-related orofacial injuries and associated oral diseases.
The sports or team dentist assists athletes in the prevention, treatment, and diagnosis of oral injuries. The most significant aspect in preventing sports-related orofacial injuries is wearing basic protective devices such as properly-fitting helmets, face masks and/or mouth guards. Dental injuries are the most common type of orofacial injury sustained during participation in sports.
Many athletes are not aware of the health implications of a traumatic injury to the mouth or of the potential for incurring severe head and orofacial injuries while playing. The dentist can play an imperative role in informing athletes, coaches and parents about the importance of preventing orofacial injuries in sports.
ISST, founded on 26th October 2008, is the centre for sports & fitness education. ISST is the first institute in INDIA providing courses in Sports Education & Sports Management Education. Modern sport covers a broad range of areas, be it ethics, medicine, technology, finance, law, education or sociology, to name a few.
At this beginning of a new era, the sport is in urgent need of highly competent, well trained and experienced sports administrators. ISST with its modern course structure will provide a launchpad for those who wish to pursue a career in the field of sports.