Sports Dentistry is a specialized field of dentistry that serves patient – athletes and the injuries they encounter while playing sports. Dr. Gould is the only local member of the Academy of Sports Dentistry.
Dr. Gould and his staff treat all athletes from the high school (Dr. Gould is the school dentist for Bishop McDevitt High School) player to the collegiate level to the Hershey Bears, Harrisburg Senators and Harrisburg Heat players. Dr. Gould has also fabricated the concussion-mitigating mouth guard for a Pittsburgh Steelers All-Pro linebacker.
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 patient-athletes mitigate their risk of concussion, Dr. Gould has done extensive training to become a certified dentist for the Maher Mouth guard.
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 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. You don’t have to be a patient of Dr. Gould’s to get a mitigating concussion mouth guard. Call Dr. Gould’s office to discuss cost and ease of obtaining a mouth guard for your son or daughter no matter where you are located!
Dr. Gould welcomes invitations to lecture on the importance of protecting athletes from concussions. If you would like to invite Dr. Gould to educate your school or organization, please email at the office for more details.