6th Edition of International Conference on Dentistry
and Oral Health

August 11-13, 2022

August 11-13, 2022 | Online Event
ICDO 2019

Considerations on sport dentistry in Brazil

Title: Considerations on sport dentistry in Brazil


Athletes are commonly regarded as completely healthy individuals, even though studies in the literature have shown that their oral health is often poor. Oral health may be closely linked with systemic health; several studies have reported that bacteria in the oral environment have an impact on other tissues of the organism, thereby constituting an increase in risk factors for a series of systemic diseases such as strokes, coronary heart disease and diabetes mellitus. The last systematic review of the oral health of athletes showed a big occurrence of caries among the studied athletes, who also presented several other oral problems such as periodontal disease, dental erosion and facial trauma.

It has been reported in the literature that the oral health of athletes can impact on their well-being and physical performance; a negative effect on their daily life was observed in 41% of athletes and 5% reported an impact on their sports performance. In the case of elite athletes, one study found an even higher level of impact on performance, around 18%. We will give an explanation of how is this situation of Sports Dentistry in Brazil.


Dr. Rodrigo Stanislawczuk studied dentistry at Universidade Estadual de Ponta Grossa, Brazil an graduated in 2003. He received her PhD degree in 2012 at the same institution. He has published more than 30 research articles in SCI(E) journals.) Coordinator of the course of graduation and specialization in the area of ‚Äč‚ÄčEsthetic Dentistry. Dentist responsible for the Operário Ferroviario Esporte Clube.