According to the Academy of Sports Dentistry, Sports Dentistry involves the prevention and treatment of orofacial athletic injuries and related oral diseases, as well as the collection and dissemination of information on dental athletic injuries and the encouragement of research in the preventive of such injuries.
Dr. O’Brien and his team treat all athletes from the high school player to the University of Houston and Houston Baptist University athletes to the Houston Rockets, Houston Texans and Houston Dynamo players.
Concussions play a major role in today’s athletes. Studies have shown that multiple concussions can lead to early onset memory loss and speech problems, vision impairment and even early onset of Parkinson’s Disease.
To help his patients-athletes mitigate their risk of concussion, Dr. O’Brien has done extensive training in the fabrication of protecting mouthguards.