About this event

  • Date and time Fri 25 Mar 2022 from 8:30am to 5:00pm
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine
  • Organised by Odontology, Sport and Exercise Medicine

This event has been cancelled. Apologies for any inconvenience this may have caused.

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

Dentistry is only now being recognised as an important element of athlete well-being with teams and coaches advocating dental health when defining coaching and training strategies. Specialists during this event will review the effects of oral health on athletic performance and wellbeing, and explore the intersection of dentistry with other fields managing sports injuries and performance in athletes. 

During this event you will:

  • Understand the effects of dental and facial trauma in athletes
  • Explore the implications of diet and oral health when considering sports nutrition
  • Discuss how dentistry affects athletic performance from the perspective of the athlete

This event would be relevant to those interested in or within the field of odontology, oral and maxillofacial, and sport and exercise medicine.

This is an RSM Odontology Section meeting that is jointly held with RSM Sports and Exercise Medicine.

Can’t attend in person on the day? This event is available to watch on-demand for up to 60 days. Please register for the pre-recorded webinar here. The link to watch the webinar will be sent via email three days after the live in-person event on Friday 25 March 2022 so that you can view it on-demand.

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View the programme

Registration tea and coffee
Welcome and introduction

Session one: Head and dental trauma

Title to be confirmed

Doug Bamford, Consultant, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, England Rugby, Medical Team, Special Interest in Head Injury

Questions and answers
Title to be confirmed

Jonathan Collier, Consultant, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, England Rugby Medical Team

Questions and answers
Tea and coffee break
Title to be confirmed

Speaker to be confirmed

Questions and answers
Lunch break

Session two: Sports performance and dental health

Title to be confirmed

Ian Needleman, Professor of Restorative Dentistry and Evidence-Based Healthcare, Honorary Consultant and Specialist in Periodontology, University College London, Eastman Dental Institute

Questions and answers
Oxygen advantage: Breathing and sports performance

Patrick McKeown

Questions and answers
Tea and coffee break

Session three: Panel discussion

Dentist's views of athletes

Fiona Davidson, General Dentist and Official Dentist, Scottish Rugby Union, Umair Mohamed, General Dentist, Scotland and Edinburgh Rugby and Cricket Scotland and Anni Seaborn, General Dentist, Wales lacrosse Player Harlequins Rugby

Title to be confirmed

Maximillian, Endurance Athlete and General Dentist, Stevie Potter,  General Dentist and GB Triathlon Age Grouper 

Questions and answers
Close of the meeting


Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole St, Marylebone, London, W1G 0AE, United Kingdom

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

Registration for this event will close at 1:00am 25 March 2022Late registrations will not be accepted.

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