Sports Medicine Research: In the Lab & In the Field: Consensus Statement: Oral Health and Elite Sport Performance (Sports Med Res)


Friday, December 5, 2014

Consensus Statement: Oral Health and Elite Sport Performance

Oral Health and Elite Sport Performance

Ian Needleman, Paul Ashley, Peter Fine, Fares Haddad, Mike Loosemore, Akbar de Medici2, Nikos Donos, Tim Newton, Ken van Someren, Rebecca Moazzez, Rod Jaques, Glenn Hunter, Karim Khan, Mark Shimmin, John Brewer, Lyndon Meehan, Steve Mills, Stephen Porter. Br J Sports Med 2014: epub ahead of print. doi:10.1136/bjsports-2014-093804

The British Journal of Sports Medicine and British Dental Journal have published a consensus statement regarding oral health among elite athletes. The authors hope “to raise awareness of the issues of oral health in elite sport and recommends strategies for prevention and health promotion in addition to future research strategies.” This four page document concludes with a summary and recommendations regarding oral health in elite athletes.


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