Aspetar’s Dental Emergency kit attracts the attention of the world’s top sports clubs, and French football club Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) is the latest to have benefited from this “cutting-edge” product.
A two-day workshop was conducted on September 2 and 3 in Paris, France, to make them familiar with the kit. The event was supervised by Aspetar’s team of sports dental experts and attended by doctors and nurses of the French club who learnt in detail how to use each item in the kit.
Each element was carefully selected to address the many problems related to oral injuries as well as other oral health issues that can occur at any time, such as tooth pain sensitivity or tooth avulsion due to trauma, Aspetar said in a press statement.
This Dental Emergency Kit aims to provide optimal first aid to athletes during sports tournaments or training camps, especially in cases where there is no dentist. A team doctor or medical specialist would be able to use the kit to treat emergencies until a dentist can be seen.
Aspetar experts also covered a range of topics on how to deal with various oral and facial injuries during sports competitions by following certain protocols that would reduce the impact of these injuries for better outcomes, the statement noted.
The workshop introduced the importance of sports dentistry and discussed the role of the team in dealing with oral injuries, how to move the injured patient safely from the field, how different types of oral injuries and dental problems may affect the performance of athletes, their career and the methods of preventing such injuries.
Dr Mohamed al-Saey, consultant in oral surgery and director of sports dentistry, led the team of Aspetar experts.
Dr al-Saey said, “We are happy with the great attention received by the Aspetar dental kit from many international clubs, and we are here at Paris Saint-Germain to hold a workshop for the kit in order to train the medical staff of the club on how to deal with mouth and teeth injuries on the field.”
He noted that the workshop was “interactive and productive” from both sides and many topics related to the use of tools in the kit were discussed.
“I would like to thank the Aspetar team involved in organising the workshop as well as all the staff of Paris Saint-Germain on this delightful organisation,” he continued, hoping that the initiative will benefit everyone concerned and the Aspetar dental emergency kit becomes more popular among the sports community.
Aspetar is the “first hospital in the Middle East” to launch a first-aid dental kit, a “unique initiative that enables competent pain relief and treatment of oral injuries for athletes on and off the field”, the statement explains.
The kit contains a step-by-step guide on how to use each tool, as well as an emergency on-call contact number at Aspetar’s Sports Dentistry Department for any oral emergency situations/questions.
All Qatari club doctors and federations have been trained in advance to use this kit through workshops organised by the Sports Dentistry Department at Aspetar over the past two years. Another workshop will be held at the Aspetar hospital on September 19.