Sports Dentistry: A Narrative Review

Keywords: Injuries, Dentistry, Awareness, Sports


Sports dentistry originated in 1980s. Most of the sports-related injuries are musculoskeletal. There are various factors which are responsible for the sports injury like the age, gender, growth, body size, type of sports, environmental conditions etc. and sports dentistry includes the prevention and management of it. There are various methods for avoiding oral sports injuries like the use of helmets, mouthguards, facemasks etc. The dentist can play an important role in informing coaches and sportspersons about the importance of preventing orofacial injuries. The aim of this review article is to increase professional awareness towards sports dentistry.


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Author Biographies

Henna Mir

Post Graduate Student, Department of Public Health Dentistry, Institute of Dental Sciences, Bareilly, India

Shivalingesh KK

Professor & Head, Department of Public Health Dentistry, Institute of Dental Sciences, Bareilly, India

Chanchal Gangwar

Associate Professor, Department of Public Health Dentistry, Institute of Dental Sciences, Bareilly, India

Waseem Ashraf

Post Graduate Student, Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Vyas Dental College, Jodhpur


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DOI: 10.26440/IHRJ/0404.07159
Published: 2020-07-12
How to Cite
Henna Mir, Shivalingesh KK, Chanchal Gangwar, Waseem Ashraf. Sports Dentistry: A Narrative Review. IHRJ [Internet]. 2020Jul.12 [cited 2024Apr.13];4(4):81-7. Available from:

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