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CPD Approx.1:00 Hours

P164 Sports Mouthguards: Improving Patients' Compliance to Reduce Trauma

Speaker:Dr Raya Karaganeva BSc (Hons) PhD AFHEA

  • About This Course

This recorded webinar explores recent research about custom-made mouthguards and the effects of design differences on patients’ compliance by sharing data about users’ perspective. It also evaluates the ideal requirements for fabrication and common issues occurring during this process. Finally, it presents evidence for proposed measures that the dental team can take to raise awareness of custom devices, which can limit the incidence of sports-related dental trauma.

The recorded webinar is suitable for all members of the dental team as it will include clinical and technical aspects.


This course aims to provide learners with knowledge and understanding relating to custom-made mouthguards in terms of design and evidence-based information, in order to improve users' compliance.


During this course learners will be able to:

  • Consider the patients' perspective when fabricating sports custom-made mouthguards.
  • Address common challenges that dental care professionals experience in the process of mouthguard fabrication and propose solutions.
  • Recognise steps that can be taken to increase users' compliance and reduce trauma.

Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the learner will gain an understanding of:

  • Custom-made mouthguards in terms of design and evidence-based information in order to improve users' compliance.

GDC Development Outcomes

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