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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 13  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 74-77

Sports dentistry: Role of dentist in protecting a winning smile


Department of Public Health Dentistry, Swami Devi Dyal Hospital and Dental College, Golpura, Barwala, Panchkula, Haryana, India

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Amandeep Chopra
Department of Public Health Dentistry, Swami Devi Dyal Hospital and Dental College, Golpura, Barwala, Panchkula, Haryana
India
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DOI: 10.4103/1319-6308.123373

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Dental injuries are the most common type of orofacial injury sustained during participation in sports. Sports dentistry is the branch of dentistry, which involves the prevention and treatment of orofacial athletic injuries and related oral diseases, as well as the collection and dissemination of information on dental athletic injuries and the encouragement of research in the prevention of such injuries. The complete information about sports dentistry had been collected from various journals, books, online databases and various reports from international conferences for the time period of 1972-2013. This article will give an overview of sport injuries in orofacial region-incidence, evaluation, treatment and their prevention.


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