"Sports Dentistry: Custom Mouth Guard Fabrication"
HANDS-ON COURSE (FULL)
with Dr. Wayne Nakamura
Beginning with a brief lecture by Dr. Wayne Nakamura, participants will learn the history, evolution and types of athletic mouthguards currently available today. This class will provide a good understanding on the differences and advantages of custom laminated pressure formed mouthguards and why the Academy for Sports Dentistry recommends their use over other types of
mouthguards. Following Dr. Nakamura’s presentation, several Academy for Sports Dentistry members, led by past presidents Drs. Jeff Lloyd and Wayne Nakamura, will assist the participants in the fabrication of a custom pressure laminated mouthguard and demonstrate how easily this mouthguard can be made using a provided model and pressure forming machine.
Describe the advantages of pressure formed laminated mouth guards over other types of mouth guards
List design techniques to offer maximum mouth guard protection with ideal athlete comfort
Demonstrate the proper steps for a properly fitted mouth guard
* Intended audience: DENTISTS ONLY*
About Dr. Wayne Nakamura:
Dr. Nakamura obtained his DDS degree at the Ostrow School of Dentistry at the University of Southern California. He is the immediate president of Tri County Dental Society, and is a past president of the Academy for Sports Dentistry, an international sports dentistry organization with an emphasis on research and education.
He has served as an expert examiner for the State of California Dental Board and is also currently serving as a board consultant for the Dental Board of California. He is a clinical director for Special Olympics Special Smiles program. He serves as the team dentist for Occidental College, and the professional soccer team, LAFC, and is also a dental consultant for the United States Olympic Committee.
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This Hands-on Course is only open to 25 participants!!
This course is FREE to All CURRENT TCDS Members. Members must cancel reservation 48 hours prior to the event. Members must renew their membership to qualify for these prices.
No Walk-Ins spots are available for this course.
TCDS Current Members: FREE / TCDS Member-Staff: FREE (Limited to 2), Additional Staff: $25.00 /Non-Members $ 65.00
After February 28, 2019
Additional TCDS Member Staff: $50.00/ Non-Members $ 85.00
Note: Payments made by check must be received in the TCDS office prior to the date cost increases in order to take advantage of the lower price