Sports dentistry is not just an exciting field of medicine, but also a discipline that is enjoying increasing professional interest. This is due to growing awareness of the importance of the oral cavity and its impact on performance.
Today, the mouth cavity is considered the most important means of access for pathogenic bacterial infections that impact negatively on performance, as well as for infections that spread systematically.
The systemic effect of periodontal ‘germs’ on the organism is a hot scientific topic in global medicine. Many disciplines are currently intensifying their medical research in this area.
Scientific publications in the fields of craniomandibular function, respiration optimization, the increasing frequency of erosive changes to dental enamel and, last but not least, facial trauma, are demanding greater professionalism of dentistry within sports.
Sports dentistry therefore entails the application of dental findings to the medical care of athletes. This can only be done on the basis of scientific evidence. In order to ensure this, DGzPRsport is encouraging scientific projects in the field of sports dentistry through scientific advisors and advisory boards in their respective fields of expertise and is currently in contact with other sports physicians and scientific institutions.