Distance Diploma in Sports Dentistry

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Distance Diploma in Sports Dentistry
Course Type

Distance Course


BDS from any recognized university in India

Course Duration

06 Months

Course Code


About Distance Diploma in Sports Dentistry

Distance Diploma in Sports Dentistry

Sports dentistry is one of the most recent and upcoming fields in dentistry. It mainly includes the prevention and management of athletic-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 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 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.

Course Aim

So far, there is no specific programme available in India for sports dentistry. This programme provides a structured approach for the dentist to gain an overall understanding of the various roles of a sports dentist. This course aims to touch the various vital aspects in the field of Sports dentistry, along with few guidelines as to how a sports dentist should manage athlete’s dento-facial injuries, fabricate mouthguards and many other things like substance abuse counselling, correct dietary guidance considering the athlete’s requirement that would prevent damage to oral health, etc. With a blend of theoretical knowledge, our expert video lecture series, and our interactive online and off-line workshops, this course provides the best knowledge in sports dentistry.


Program Methodology

(same as rest of the courses)

The student can register online for the course in the Register/Login page providing personal, academic as well as payment details.

Once the details are filled and the Mode of payment is selected, the student can register for the student account. The student will be able to access his/her student account by providing the Username and Password given at the time of registration.

The students are required to send the following documents via post/courier at the ISST Distance Education office address mentioned below.

Documents to be sent to the ISST Distance Education Office :

1.Photocopy of BDS mark sheet/certificate.

2.Valid registration certificate/details with respective state’s dental council

Two passport size photographs.

Study Material and Exam Details:

The study material for each course is prepared by experienced faculty members who are experts in the respective subjects and will be sent via courier/post in 15 working days, at the student registered address after the course fees are received by us (OR will be available on the online portal). The period of 4 months of the course from enrollment will be given to the dentist for self-study of the material provided.

Exam Pattern: Theory 200 + Practical 100 = Total 300

Theory exam –

An exam at the end of 4 months  Out of 200 marks. 100 marks MCQ and 100 marks – 20 short answer questions 5 marks each – both to be given online. 50% passing in both MCQ and shorts answers required individually

Practical –

40 Marks – Submission of a small project report regarding activity conducted with regards to various aspects of sports dentistry (it will be tentatively a small and simple activity where the dentist needs to get in touch with a local school/sports club, conduct a dental-checkup of small group of athletes and take an awareness session for the athletes and coaches regarding mouthguards and dento-facial injury prevention. The dentist needs to prepare a report of the activity along with photos of the activity and make a submission of around 8-10 pages max). This can be submitted along with the theory exam or a month later but within 6 months of the stipulated course time.

30 Marks – Attendance of 1 Day Online Workshop taken by the faculty at ISST where through the lectures, the dentist will be clinically oriented regarding various aspects of sports dentistry.
30 Marks – 1 day Offline hands-on workshop where all the practical aspects of sports dentistry will be taught.

Course Faculty:

Dr. Sneha Divekar

Sports Dentist

BDS (Bachelor of Dental Surgery) from Maharashtra University of Health Science
‘International Certification in Aesthetic Dentistry and Oral Rehabilitation’ under New York University, College of Dentistry, USA
Fellowship in Aesthetic Dentistry, Germany
Master’s Program in Sports & Exercise Nutrition, ISPA, USA
Fellow in Psychology Counselling, NHCA, Singapore
Diploma in Sports Science at ISST, with Thesis Submission on ‘Importance of Mouthguards in Various Sports’.
Fellowship in Clinical Nutrition
Certificate in Substance Abuse & Counselling
Certificate in  Herbs & Supplements
Certificate in Youth, Women Fitness & Senior Fitness
Experience of giving lectures on Sports dentistry guidance to various sports clubs, schools and colleges
Life Member of Indian Dental Association
Life Member of Indian Association of Sports Medicine
Life Member of Association of Sports, Nutrition and Fitness Science
Life Member of Indian Academy of Aesthetic & Cosmetic Dentistry
Life Member of Indian Society of Dental Traumatology
Life Member of Federation of Special Care Dentistry
Life Member of Indian Society of Sports & Exercise Medicine


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Industry tie-ups with Domestic & International Sports Organizations.

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