What is Sports dentistry?
All of our dentists are responsible for treating your favorite hockey team, the Calgary Flames! Treating NHL hockey players is a unique field of dentistry, dealing primarily with trauma to the mouth, bone, teeth and gums. For the past twenty plus years Dr. Blair has been the Flames dentist, with Dr.'s Yont and Whitney joining him as they joined him in practice. Dr. Blair is the current President of the NHL team Dentist's Association and has had the honor of representing and treating all NHL players, team Canada and USA female hockey players, and referees at the 1998 Olympics in Nagano, Japan. Dr. Blair is been to over 20 NHL All-star hockey games as one of the Calgary Flames representatives. Both Dr.'s Blair and Yont are members of the Academy for Sports Dentistry.
Being heavily involved in sports dentistry, our dentists value the wear of mouth guards to protect an athlete's teeth, mouth, gum and possibly brain (from concussion). Our dentists believe in the use of a professional custom-made mouth guard to provide optimal protection. The quality of protection is related to the quality of product worn. A properly fitted mouth guard is comfortable for an athlete to wear during play, and protects the oral cavity and tissues.