About this event

  • Date and time Mon 21 Jun 2021 from 6:00pm to 7:45pm
  • Location Online
  • Organised by Odontology, Sport and Exercise Medicine

This second webinar will review the significant role of odontology within sports & exercise medicine. The webinar aims to explore some of the areas where dentistry and head and neck surgery overlaps with athletic performance, hearing from top-level clinicians and several that perform and compete at high levels themselves.

During this webinar you will:

  • Know key principles for maintaining good oral health amongst athletes
  • Understand the effects of inclusion of dental workforce in medical teams and management of athletes
  • Discuss how dentistry effects athletic performance from the perspective of the athlete

A CPD certificate with 1 CPD credit will be issued to those joining the webinar live as well as those who watch the recording afterwards. Certificates will be issued 7 days after the webinar to those who watch it live and after 30 days for those that watch the recording. 

This two-part webinar aims to explore some of the areas where dentistry and head and neck surgery overlaps with athletic performance. We will hear from top-level clinicians and several that perform and compete at high levels themselves.

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Standard pricing available until 21 June 2021.


RSM Member RSM Trainee RSM Student
£12.00 £9.00 £6.00

Non - Member

Non - Member Trainee Student
£20.00 £15.00 £10.00

Key speakers

Ian Needleman

Professor Ian Needleman

Professor of Periodontology and Evidence-Informed Healthcare, University College London Eastman Dental Institute

Speaker's biography

Ian is Professor of Periodontology and Evidence-Informed Healthcare at University College London, Eastman Dental Institute, London UK. He leads the Centre for Oral Health and Performance (www.ucl.ac.uk/cohp) which was awarded recognition by the International Olympic Committee as part of the UK Research Centre for prevention of injury and protection of athlete health. He is also in specialist practice at PerioLondon. Ian is a Cochrane Editor for Periodontal Health. His research has been awarded prizes by the European Federation of Periodontology, Royal Society of Medicine, German Periodontal Society, German Cochrane Centre and International Association for Dental Research. He was awarded the UCL Provost’s Prize for Institutional Leadership in Public Engagement in 2017 and nominated as an inspiring teacher by UCL in 2007.  Ian was a member of the International Olympic Committee, Scientific Committee for the 2014 Conference on Prevention of Injury and Illness in Monaco and a Faculty member for 2017. He has been a member of many international consensus Workshops in Periodontology and Implant Dentistry.  He is a keen road and mountain runner when not injured.

Dr Fiona Davidson

Official Dentist, Scottish Rugby Union

Dr Umair Mohamed

General Dentist, Scotland and Edinburgh Rugby and Cricket Scotland

Maximillian Nicholls

Dr Maximilian Nicholls

Dental Core Trainee 1 in Restorative Dentistry, Eastman Dental Hospital

Speaker's biography

Maximilian Nicholls is currently working as a Dental Core Trainee in the Restorative Department of The Eastman Dental Hospital. He completed his Dental studies at King’s College London in 2019 and spent the following year of Dental Foundation Training in Camberwell, South London. Alongside his work as a Dentist, Maximilian is an England and Great Britain International Cross-Country and Mountain Runner. His athletic achievements include Top 10 finishes in the World and European Mountain Running Championships as a Junior, Twelfth Place at The European Championships as a Senior and Five Top 5 finishes in the English National Cross-Country Championships.


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Welcome and introduction

Dr Sami Stagnell, Specialist Oral Surgeon and Honorary Secretary, Odontology Section, Royal Society of Medicine and Bronwen Morwenna Lee, Final Year Dental Student, Cardiff University

What can we do about poor oral health and performance impacts in elite athletes?

Professor Ian Needleman, Professor of Periodontology and Evidence-Informed Healthcare, University College London Eastman Dental Institute

Dr Fiona Davidson, Official Dentist, Scottish Rugby Union
Dr Umair Mohamed, General Dentist, Scotland and Edinburgh Rugby and Cricket Scotland
Oral health in elite sport: The perspective of an athlete and dentist

Dr Maximilian Nicholls, Dental Core Trainee 1 in Restorative Dentistry, Eastman Dental Hospital

Panel discussion
Close of meeting



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Disclaimer:All views expressed in this webinar are of the speakers themselves and not of the RSM nor the speaker's organisations. 

Registration for this webinar will close 2 hours prior to the start time. You will receive the webinar link 2 hours before the meeting. Late registrations will not be accepted. 

Webinar recordings will be available for registered delegates up to 30 days after the live webinar, via Zoom. The link will be sent 24 hours after the webinar takes place. 

This webinar will be recorded and stored by the Royal Society of Medicine and may be distributed in future on various internet channels.