Before I came to the Bears, there were on averages 85-90 concussions –games per year. Once the Maher mouth guard was introduced, there have only been 20 concussion games missed by Bears who have worn the mouth guard. I have been with the Bears since 2009.
A Tufts-educated dentist, Gerald J. Maher, DMD, FAHND, invented and has a patent for a mouth guard that helps mitigate concussions. Dr. Gould has successfully used this guard in athletes who play soccer, lacrosse, football, and of course ice hockey. All sports with contact of any kind can benefit from the Maher Mouth guard. Contact us today to find out if this is right for your athlete.
Andrew D. Gould, DMD is the dentist for the AHL Hershey Bears. Dr. Gould has a Family and Sports Dentistry practice near Harrisburg, PA and is a member of the Academy for Sports Dentistry. Dr. Gould is also the team dentist for the Harrisburg Senators, Harrisburg Heat, and Bishop McDevitt prep high school. Dr. Gould began his concussion work under Dr. Maher and incorporates his efforts and research on the Hershey Bears to this day. Dr. Gould is a member of the PIAA Sports Medicine Advisory Board and works closely with the Penn State University Concussion Clinic.
Gerald J. Maher, DMD has been a leader in concussion mitigation since the 1990’s. Dr. Maher is the team dentist with the New England Patriots, where he continues to reduce concussion occurrences and provide valuable research. Dr. Maher has been widely published on TMJ, proper bite function, ideal occlusion, and concussion prevention/mitigation. Dr. Maher currently holds the ONLY patent on concussion-mitigating mouth guards.
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Certification in Maher Mouth Guard is required to sell Maher Brand Mouth Guards. The certification classes and exam questions are available to licensed dentists. This course consists of 3 training videos, a helpful study guide and a 50 question exam. Upon completion you will receive a certificate indicating your completion of the Maher Mouth Guard Certification Exam. The certification class is offered at $99.99.
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Over the past 12 years of my professional hockey career I have exclusively worn Maher Mouth Guard. I can honestly say it’s been my most important piece of equipment. On numerous occasions, I have been hit extremely hard and found myself waiting for concussion symptoms, but they never came. I have used several mouth guards in the past and I can confidently say that there isn’t one I trust more than Maher Guard!
Garrett Mitchell AHL Veteran and Calder Cup Champion