Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Mouthguards may improve athletes' physical performance
Wearing mouthguards may do more than protect athletes' teeth. Athletes who wear mandible-controlled mouthguards may experience enhanced physical performance, according to a new study published November 5 in the journal
November 11, 2021
Why oral health should be considered a priority in athletes
With the Olympics debuting later this month, it's the perfect time to stop and reflect on the importance of oral health for peak athletic performance. In this piece, Martijn Verhulst, PhD, explores the key ways dental health affects both elite and amateur athletes.
July 15, 2021
Nexa3D releases large-format dental 3D printer
Nexa3D has launched a new dental lab 3D printer called NXD200.
April 5, 2021
Let's talk mouthguards for National Facial Protection Month
April 1 marks the start of National Facial Protection Month, which can be the perfect time to talk with patients and families about mouthguards and other tools to protect against sports injuries. Oral surgeon Dr. Louis Rafetto spoke with
about the occasion.
March 31, 2021
Dentist sued for keeping kids in braces for too long
The state of Massachusetts is suing orthodontist Dr. Mouhab Rizkallah for allegedly submitting more than $1 million in false claims to MassHealth, the state's Medicaid program. The scam reportedly included keeping kids in braces longer than required and deceptive billing for mouthguards.
March 4, 2021
New CAD preop aid could help reduce radiation exposure
A new CAD-based referencing method that uses a digital dental scan could help reduce radiation exposure before craniomaxillofacial surgeries, according to a study published on February 7 in the
International Journal of Medical Robotics and Computer Assisted Surgery
February 17, 2021
Study finds athletes who improve oral health habits perform better
Elite athletes who changed their oral health habits to include using prescription-strength fluoride toothpaste and floss picks to clean between their teeth improved their sports performance in a recent study. The findings were published on June 18 in
BMJ Open Sport & Exercise Medicine
June 25, 2020
Startup firm licenses smart mouthguard technology
An alumnus of the University of Maryland School of Dentistry, Michael Wright, DDS, has licensed "smart" mouthguard technology from the institution for his startup company, the WrightGuard Innovation.
February 18, 2020
YouTube is better for watching dental injuries than fixing them
YouTube is probably not the best source of information for managing dental trauma, according to a new study. Researchers analyzed 120 online videos and found the platform is better for seeing people knock their teeth out than learning how to manage an avulsed tooth.
October 16, 2019
Study finds elite athletes have poor oral health
Oral disease is prevalent in elite athletes despite the fact that they brush their teeth more than other patients, according to the findings of a U.K. survey. Most of the athletes indicated, however, that they would be willing to change their oral hygiene behavior to improve their oral health.
August 22, 2019
3Shape partners with mouthguard company
3Shape and sports technology company
have announced a partnership that allows practitioners to use 3Shape's technology and software to create custom mouthguards.
April 4, 2019
How can dentists help reduce dental sports injuries?
Dental trauma in sports may be more common than you think. To further develop injury prevention strategies, researchers investigated dental injury rates in young athletes playing medium- and high-risk sports, as well as the players' awareness and use of strategies to minimize them.
March 21, 2018
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