Sports Dentistry

As a member of the Academy for Sports Dentistry and a Certified Team Dentist, Dr. Dowsett is able to merge his love of sport and dentistry to help athletes of all kinds achieve their dreams.

WE BELIEVE

A child’s smile is beautiful and deserves to be protected
All athletes deserve to be protected from injury
All athletes deserve to play sport without fear of injury
Nutrition is critical to the health
When an injury does happen, someone is there for them.
Dr. Dowsett is part of the medical staff for the Portland Winterhawks Hockey Club provides care for U.S. Olympic athletes through the USOC/ASD partnership and consults for Portland City United Soccer Club.

Definition of Sports Dentistry

 Sports Dentistry is the branch of sports medicine that deals with the prevention and treatment of dental injuries and related oral diseases associated with sport and exercise.

Qualifications of a Team Dentist™

 Following are the criteria to meet the qualifications of the position of a Team Dentist™ [ASD]:
  • Be a licensed dentist in compliance with the dental practice act of his/her state.
  • Be a member in good standing of the Academy for Sports Dentistry [ASD].
  • Attend and complete the ASD Team Dentist course at least once every five (5) years.
  • Complete a minimum of fifteen credit hours of continuing education in sports dentistry-related subjects every three (3) years.
  • Acquire the knowledge and expertise to educate health care professionals, certified athletic trainers, coaches, athletes, and parents on the benefits and methods of prevention of sports-related orofacial injuries and oral diseases.
  • Be proficient in the fabrication and delivery of properly fitted mouthguard, including impression techniques and the establishment of occlusion.
  • Be well-versed in the diagnosis and treatment of orofacial trauma, including but not limited to:
    • Orofacial first aid resulting from contusions, lacerations
    • Emergency/immediate treatment of dental luxations, avulsions, and tooth fractures
    • Identification of maxillary and mandibular fractures
    • Identification and treatment of TMJ injuries and dislocations
    • Identify medical complications of head trauma
    • Be familiar with doping issues and the effects of illicit and performance-enhancing drugs
  • Establish a support team of dental specialists and auxiliary staff.
  • Cooperate with the other members of the Sports Medicine Team to ensure the health and well-being of the athletes.
Approved by the Academy for Sports Dentistry Board of Directors 06/30/2018

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Phone: (503) 253-1262

Email: [email protected]

Address:

11765 Northeast Glisan Street, Portland, OR 97220

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Working Hours

  • Monday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tuesday: 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Wednesday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thursday: 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Friday: Closed
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed