Cutting Edge Sports Dentistry
AGD Member: $49*
Student Member: $37.50*
Speaker: Dr. Richard Knowlton
Credit Hours: 1.5
Subject Code: 154 – Sports Dentistry
*AGD Member discount applied at checkout.
Most dentists never get a chance to become a team dentist for a major professional sports team. Many do not have the opportunity to be more than a speaker to a local sports organization or a team dentist for a local high school team. However, there are many opportunities for all of us to effectively educate, protect, and treat the athletes in our dental practice and the athletes in our community.
As our own children and the athletes in our practices get involved in organized sports this year, it is important for us as dentists to take a more active role in encouraging these players in all age groups to wear the proper protective equipment to prevent orofacial injuries on the playground and in organized sporting events.
The other element that we as healthcare professionals is to properly educate our patients and athletes on the detrimental effects of soda and energy drinks on our teeth.
- What roles dentists can play in protecting our children and athletes in our practice and in our community
- Prevention and treatment of everyday sports injuries will be discussed
- How sports and energy drinks can play a significant role in caries risk to our patients and athletes
Team Dentist for the US Olympic Field Hockey Team, Consultant to the USOC
Past President, the Academy for Sports Dentistry USA
Chairman of Dental Education Council, Academy of General Dentistry
A nationally recognized dentist, Dr. Richard Knowlton, DMD, MAGD, FASD has served his patients in Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania for more than 30 years. Dr. Knowlton achieved the designation of Fellow in the Academy of General Dentistry in 1994 and Master in 1998. In 2006, and again in 2012, Dr. Knowlton was recognized with the Lifelong Learning and Service Recognition Award from the AGD. He was one of the first 10 dentists to achieve this recognition. In 2017 he was honored with the Presidential Award for Outstanding Service to the Profession by the Academy of General Dentistry. In 2018 he was again recognized with the Presidential Award for Outstanding Achievements in the AGD.
He is a Past President of the Academy for Sports Dentistry and received his Fellowship in the ASD in 2017. During his time as President, he was instrumental in establishing the Dental Provider Network with TEAM USA of the United States Olympics. This allows ASD dentists to treat the dental needs of the Olympic Elite athletes. He currently serves as the Team Dentist for the US. Olympic Field Hockey Team. He has been instrumental in setting up mouthguard programs for a number of USOC combat sports and is recognized as a Dental Consultant to the USOC.
In 2013, Dr. Knowlton was elected to the American Football Hall of Fame. Besides his numerous sporting team dentist activities over the last twenty plus years, he has been affiliated with the Hershey Bears, Elizabethtown College Sports Teams, the Central Penn Piranhas, Harrisburg Stampede, Harrisburg Roller Derby, Harrisburg Sharks, and Lancaster Catholic Football. Dr. Knowlton also serves on the Board of Directors for the Academy for Sports Dentistry, as Secretary and as Chair of their Affiliations Committee and Position Statement Committee for the organization
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June 27, 2019
June 26, 2022