Ray Padilla, DDS
Ray Padilla, DDS
This presentation will address the recent innovations in trauma recognition and treatment of orofacial injuries and the medical issues related to these injuries. An evidence based review of athletic mouthguards (facts and fiction), including the utilization and fabrication of pressure thermoformed laminated mouthguards, the description of the different types of mouthguard designs, and the marketing and promotion of injury prevention programs for your private practice or community will be discussed. The responsibilities of a sports team dentist including the contents of an on-field dental emergency kit will also be addressed. Methods of trauma treatment utilizing bonding agents for splinting as well as other cosmetic and endodontic treatment considerations are addressed.
Review other aspects of sports dentistry including smokeless tobacco, eating disorders, doping control and medical issues related to orofacial injuries.
Have an understanding of the epidemiology of sports related orofacial trauma and how to incorporate a preventive program for patients in the dental office
See what is available in over the counter store bought mouthguards and be able to educate your patients on their shortcomings as compared to the preferred custom-made pressure laminated mouthguards.
Be informed on the differences between vacuum made and pressure thermoformed dental appliances including pressure laminated mouthguards with respect to their diagnosis, design and fabrication.
- Have an understanding of the role of the dentist in trauma treatment and prevention at all levels of competition ranging from patients of record to high school, collegiate and professional sports teams.
- Describe indications and technique for pressure thermoforming of dental appliances including clear positioners, soft and hard bruxism splints, mouthguards, ortho retainers, implant stents and provisionals, bleaching trays and fluoride trays.
- Review treatment for avulsions and luxation injuries using various bonding and endodontic treatment modalities as well as tooth fracture reconstruction.
Hands-on Fabrication of Pressure Thermoforming Appliances (Workshop)
This hands on course will focus on understanding the differences between vacuum and pressure fabrication of athletic mouthguards and other thermoforming appliances, what is available in vacuum machines as compared to modern pressure thermoforming machines; their costs and their differences in performance. The attendee will have hands-on familiarity with pressure machines and experience indications, techniques, and designs of pressure laminated mouthguards and other appliances such as implant stents, model duplication impressions, temporary stents, clear positioners, orthodontic retainers, bleaching trays, fluoride trays, custom trays and denture bases, and other in house thermoformed appliances.
- Have an understanding of the difference between vacuum and pressure fabrication of athletic mouthguards and other thermoforming appliances.
- See what is available in vacuum machines as compared to pressure machines; their costs and their differences in performance.
Have hands-on experience with pressure machines so an educated decision can be made on possible future purchases.
Describe indications, techniques, and designs of pressure laminated mouthguards and other appliances such as implant stents, model duplication, temporary stents, clear positioners, orthodontic retainers, bleaching trays, fluoride trays, custom trays, denture bases.
Ray R. Padilla, DDS is a graduate of the USC School of Dentistry and is on the faculty at the UCLA School of Dentistry. His involvement in sports dentistry includes the 1984 Los Angeles Summer Olympic Games, World Cup Soccer 1994, 1999, and 2003. He is the Team Dentist for UCLA Athletics, the Los Angeles Galaxy Major League Soccer Team, Los Angeles Avengers of the Arena Football League, and USA National Soccer Teams. Dr. Padilla has published many articles on dental appliance pressure thermoforming, athletic mouthguards, trauma treatment and prevention and organized www.sportsdentistry.com. An international speaker, he has lectured in