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Dental Sports Medicine: Managing Your Patient “Who is an Athlete”(ACDE Webinar)

August 20

An ACDE Joint Provider Live Webinar Series …
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Athletes participating in various sports experience a complex array of oral health issues. The association between biochemical physiology, oral habits, and related factors and the increase in prevalence of carious lesions will be discussed. These oral health conditions can impact the athlete’s ability to perform well and participate in both training and competitions. Most importantly, many of these athletes have no awareness of their own oral health issues.

Thus, the need for the formal establishment of pre-participation dental screening examinations has been documented. Based on a literature review and many years of usage, a newly designed “Combination Pre-participation Dental Screening and Triaging Form” has come to the forefront. The practical application of its use will be demonstrated.

The program will highlight other areas of concern when managing your patient – “Who is an Athlete”? These topics include smokeless tobacco (ST) use, hazard awareness and a unique approach to a ST cessation, the emergence of E-cigarette usage, mouthguard use and bacterial contamination, and the ideal properties of a mouthguard.

At the conclusion of this course, participants should be able to:

  • Understand the association between biochemical physiology, oral habits, and related factors and the increase in prevalence of carious lesions.
  • Understand how utilizing the new combination “Pre-participation Dental Screening and Triaging Form”, can identify caries early-on for treatment, thus reducing the potential loss of playing time and minimizing the cost of dental treatment for athletes.
  • Understand the rationale and how to implement a ST hazard awareness and cessation program for athletes.
  • Discuss the bacterial contamination that occurs during dental mouthguard usage.

Presented by:

Dr. Wisniewski graduated from FDU School of Dentistry (1980) and completed a GPR Program (1981) at University Hospital – UMDNJ. Following three years of private practice in Jersey City,  N.J., he served on faculty and private practice at UAB School of Dentistry (1984-1996) and NJ School of Dentistry (1996-2000). Dr. Wisniewski holds an M.S. in Dental Biomaterials from UAB (1995) and completed a three-year Master’s Degree Program in Endodontics at UNC-Chapel Hill (2003). His M.S. thesis research, “Association of Cerebral Concussions and Dental Injuries with Mouthguard Usage Among College Football Players,” received the Derek Turner Research Award at UNC.

Over the last twenty-eight years, Dr. Wisniewski has conducted clinical studies involving: posterior composite wear/clinical performance and finishing techniques, nicotine usage and smokeless tobacco use among baseball players and football players, new advances in smokeless tobacco hazard awareness, the association of cerebral concussions and dental injuries with mouthguard usage among college football players, new concepts in dental mouthguard design, and vital pulp therapy on permanent on Teeth. One of Dr. Wisniewski’s teaching responsibilities at Roseman CODM is calibrating all the general dentistry faculty members in performing vital pulp therapy in permanent teeth as well as root canal therapy via cold hydraulic condensation technique with minimum apical instrumentation.

Dr. Wisniewski has been an invited speaker and has presented to the following organizations: National Athletic Trainers’ Association, SEATA, PBATS, PFATS, NFL Physicians’ Association, MLB Team Physicians’ Association, American College of Sports Medicine, American Sports Medicine Institute, American Dental Association, American Association of Endodontists, International Association for Dental Research, American Association for Dental Research, Academy for Sports Dentistry, International Association for Dental Traumatology and the American Health Foundation.

After completing his Endodontic Post-Graduate Program at UNC – Chapel Hill, Dr. Wisniewski was in private Practice Limited to Endodontics in Cary, North Carolina (2004-2012) and served as a consultant to the Durham Bulls Baseball Team (2004-2011). While in practice, Dr. Wisniewski was selected for inclusion into “Guide to America’s Top Dentists” – 2009, 2010 Editions.

Dr. Wisniewski completed a full-time faculty appointment as an Associate Professor in the Department of Endodontics at VCU School of Dentistry (2012-2013). Prior to moving to Utah Dr. Wisniewski was in Private Practice Limited to Endodontics at Dr. George Oley III and Associates, Richmond, Virginia (2013-2016). Dr. Wisniewski also holds appointments as Adjunct Professor in the Department of Pediatric Dentistry, lecturing to the graduate pediatric dentistry and graduate endodontic residents at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Dentistry, and as Coordinator of the Spring Training Dental Screening Program for Atlanta Braves Baseball.

Dr. Wisniewski is a full-time Associate Professor – Specialist in Endodontics at Roseman University of Health Sciences College of Dental Medicine, South Jordan, Utah since September 1, 2016.

Tuesday, August 20, 2024
8 to 9:30 p.m. EDT | 1.5 credit hours
Live WEBINAR via Zoom
$59 All Dental Professionals
Code: 25D0245-B20

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