Certificate in Sports Dentistry is one of the most recent and upcoming fields in dentistry. It mainly includes the prevention and management of athletics-related orofacial injuries and associated oral diseases. The sports or team dentist assists athletes in the prevention, treatment, and diagnosis of oral injuries.
The most significant aspect in preventing sports-related orofacial injuries is wearing basic protective devices such as properly-fitting helmets, face masks and/or mouth guards. Dental injuries are the most common type of orofacial injury sustained during participation in sports.
Many athletes are not aware of the health implications of a traumatic injury to the mouth or of the potential for incurring severe head and orofacial injuries while playing. The dentist can play an imperative role in informing athletes, coaches and parents about the importance of preventing orofacial injuries in sports.
So far there was no specialized Institute in India providing Sports education. ISST is essentially the first institute that aims to provide a scientific approach to sports education and guidance to young people interested in sports. ISST creates a launchpad for those who wish to be actively involved in the sports industry. The Distance Diploma in Sports Management course is created to promote management education within the sports world.
Certificate in Sports Dentistry course is a specialized program for dentists who wish to associate themselves with the sports industry. Certificate in Sports Dentistry program provides a structured approach to get an overall knowledge about the various roles of a sports dentist.
Certificate in Sports Dentistry course aims to touch the various vital aspects in the field of Sports Dentistry along with few guidelines as to how a sports dentist should manage athlete’s dentofacial injuries, fabricate mouth guards and covers many other topics like substance abuse counselling, correct dietary guidance considering the athlete’s requirement that would prevent damage to oral health, etc. With a blend of theoretical knowledge, our expert video lecture series and a one-day contact program, this course provides the best foundation knowledge in sports dentistry.
Certificate in Sports Dentistry:
The student can register online for the Certificate in Sports Dentistry course on the Register/Login page providing personal, academic as well as payment details.
Once the details are filled in and the Mode of payment is selected, the student can register for the student account. The student will be able to access his/her student account by providing the Username and Password given at the time of registration.
The students are required to send the following documents via post/courier at the ISST Distance Education office address mentioned below.
Documents to be sent to the ISST Distance Education Office (For Indian Students) :
Certificate in Sports Dentistry study material for each course is prepared by experienced faculty members who are experts in the respective subjects and will be available online through the student portal.
Exam Pattern: Theory 100 + Practical 50 = Total 150.
Theory exam –
– An exam at the end of the 3 months of 100 marks. 50 marks MCQ and 50 marks – 10 short answer questions 5 marks each – both to be given online. 50% passing in both MCQ and shorts answers required individually
– 30 Marks – Submission of a small project report regarding activity conducted with regards to various aspects of sports dentistry (it will be tentatively a small and simple activity where the dentist needs to get in touch with a local school/sports club, conduct a dental checkup of a small group of athletes and take an awareness session for the athletes and coaches regarding mouth guards and dentofacial injury prevention. The dentist needs to prepare a report of the activity along with photos of the activity and make a submission of around 8-10 pages max).
– 20 Marks – Attendance of 1 Day Workshop taken by the faculty at ISST where all the practical aspects regarding sports dentistry will be taught and discussed.
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