Dr. Ray Padilla Sports Dentistry/Trauma Treatment and Prevention Hawthorne, CA
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  • Faculty, UCLA School of Dentistry

Thursday Courses
TH305 - Sports Dentistry, Trauma Treatment and Prevention
Time: 8 - 11 AM
Room: Omni, Omni International Ballroom D
Type: General    Handouts: No
Dentist Fee: $0.00  Other Fee: $0.00

This presentation will address recent innovations in trauma recognition, treatment of orofacial injuries and the medical issues related to these injuries. Examine an evidence-based review of athletic mouthguards including the use and fabrication of pressure thermoformed mouthguards, and the promotion of injury prevention programs for your private practice. The responsibilities of a sports team dentist including the on-field dental emergency kit will be addressed. We will also deal with indications and techniques for pressure thermoforming of dental appliances including clear positioners, soft and hard bruxism splints, orthodontic retainers, implant stents, provisionals, and fluoride and whitening trays.

TH115 - Fabrication of Dental Appliances Using the Pressure Thermoforming Technique
Time: 12 - 3 PM
Room: GWCC, GWCC B309
Type: Participation    Handouts: No
Dentist Fee: $195.00  Other Fee: $195.00

The use of properly fabricated custom-made mouthguards has been shown to significantly reduce both the incidence and severity of orofacial injury in contact sports. In this hands-on workshop participants experience the difference between vacuum-made and pressure-made athletic mouthguards. The technique for pressure thermoforming, which provides the best combination of comfort and protection, will be presented. Participants will have the opportunity to fabricate and finish a pressure-laminated mouthguard. Other uses of the demonstrated pressure technique are implant splints, bruxism splints, model duplication, orthodontic retainers, crown and bridge stents for provisional, bleaching trays and other appliances.

Friday Courses
FR145 - Fabrication of Dental Appliances Using the Pressure Thermoforming Technique
Time: 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Room: GWCC, GWCC B309
Type: Participation    Handouts: No
Dentist Fee: $195.00  Other Fee: $195.00

The use of properly fabricated custom-made mouthguards has been shown to significantly reduce both the incidence and severity of orofacial injury in contact sports. In this hands-on workshop participants experience the difference between vacuum-made and pressure-made athletic mouthguards. The technique for pressure thermoforming, which provides the best combination of comfort and protection, will be presented. Participants will have the opportunity to fabricate and finish a pressure-laminated mouthguard. Other uses of the demonstrated pressure technique are implant splints, bruxism splints, model duplication, orthodontic retainers, crown and bridge stents for provisional, bleaching trays and other appliances.


Registering for the Hinman Dental Meeting is required to attend ALL courses and Special Events.
Course type description:
General = No additional fee (registration required for these courses – we no longer accept walk-ups)
Registered, Interactive, Participation and Special Events = Fee courses