The Academy of Sports Dentistry was founded in 1983 in San Antonio, Texas as a forum for dentists, physicians, athletic trainers, coaches, dental technicians and instructors interested in exchanging ideas related to sports dentistry and dental needs of athletes at risk of sports injuries.
Activities include the collection and dissemination of information on dental athletic injuries and the reinforcement of research on the prevention of dental injuries to athletes.
The Academy has an international membership of over 600 members, many of whom are former athletes involved in a variety of research activities or with a strong interest in this area of ââstudy.
One of the most important activities of the Academy is hosting an annual meeting includes of scientific sessions and a business meeting focusing on the growing concern of health care. During the meeting, a half-day course on the manufacture facts about mouthguard professionally diagnosed and designed is maintained. At that time, each participant manufactures various types of custom mouthguards recommended by the Academy. With the current interest in fitness and sports, a growing number of people involved in a wide range of sporting activities. While moving quickly contact sports such as football, rugby, ice hockey, martial arts and basketball are considered the highest risk for injuries to the face and head, football, field hockey, baseball, racquetball and squash also have the potential to cause dentofacial or temporomandibular injuries.
The mandate of the Academy is to welcome interested colleagues from all health disciplines to promote the advancement of research/development and education in this area. Membership in the Academy is at the cost of $ 210.00 for an annual fee (US Currency). Discounted rates are available for sports coaches, students and affiliates. If you are interested in joining please refer to the membership application page. Membership benefits comprises reduced registration fee for the annual meeting, a subscription to Dental Traumatology Official Journal of the Academy of Dentistry Sports.