The Park Practice - Dental Clinic

Sports Dentistry

Sports dentistry is one of the most significant up and coming fields in modern dentistry.

The main focus is the prevention and management of sports related orofacial injuries and associated diseases. The sports dentist supports athletes in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of oral disease and injuries.

A crucial role is played in informing athletes, coaches and parents about the importance of preventing oral health problems and trauma.

As a former rugby player with GHK and Glasgow Hawks, Mike Blackie started The Park Practice Dental Clinic in 1999. The practice has a holistic approach to its patients and has always had a high proportion of patients with sporting backgrounds.

Over the years the team at The Park Practice has treated various trauma injuries in professional rugby players and have passionately encouraged rugby and hockey players, especially, to wear correctly fitted sports mouth guards.

Mike also has a good understanding of the needs of teams participating in multi-sport Games, having worked as part of the medical team for the London 2012 Olympic Games supporting combat sports and was also involved at Glasgow 2014 with Rugby Sevens.

Through his work Mike has developed a passionate interest in the oral health impact on performance in professional sport. 

This work has resulted in The Park Practice becoming Official Partners with Glasgow Warriors professional rugby team and a link up with Glasgow Rocks professional basketball team. 

“My role has developed to include oral health assessments, education on the potential impact of sugar levels on performance and increasing the understanding of the impact of trauma injuries. Whilst we are still some way off from persuading all athletes in contact or combat sports to wear proper dentally fitted sports mouth guards, thankfully awareness of the benefits is increasing."

Contact The Park Practice to book your dental treatment on 0141 334 1211 or Email Us

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For more information about what we offer around our Sport Dentistry treatments and products please visit our 
Dental Mouthguards for Schools

Dental Mouthguards for Athletes

Our Treatments

Each and every year, many athletes (adults and children) are treated for dental injuries that could have been avoided, prevented or minimised by simply wearing a mouthguard.

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Sports Team Partnerships have developed from our work on Oral Health impact on Elite Athletes

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Opening Hours
MON
8.30am - 6.30pm
TUES
8.30am - 6.30pm
WED
8.30am - 6.30pm
THU
8.30am - 5.30pm
FRI
8.30am - 4.30pm
SAT & SUN
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0141 334 1211
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The Park Practice
61 Park Road
Glasgow
G4 9JE

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