Dental Hygiene Students Support the Oral Health of Georgia State Football Players
Playing football can be a dangerous endeavor, fraught with all kinds of risks — including oral trauma. At Georgia State University in Atlanta, the school’s dental hygiene students have fabricated custom mouthguards to protect the dentitions of the Panthers football players. Over the summer, 24 students in the Dental Hygiene Program created 38 custom mouthguards for the players in a dental materials course. The university’s associate athletic director praised the dental hygiene students’ efforts, noting that the custom-made guards are heads and shoulders above the “boil and bite” type the players had used previously. Click here to read more.