‘Health Of Divers’ Presentation Wins UHMS Award
The Undersea & Hyperbaric Medical Society (UHMS) is the primary source of information for diving and hyperbaric medicine physiology worldwide. Last month the UHMS held their annual scientific meeting in Montreal, Canada. During the conference 113 posters and 42 oral presentations were given, including two by researchers from DDRC.
Scuba divers should ensure a high standard of dental health and receive dental checks regularly. Studies have discussed the barodontalgia, and orofacial barotraumas of scuba divers, but few have attempted to observe the broad state of dental health in recreational divers. As part of an ongoing study of the health of UK recreational divers, DDRC attempted to gain an insight into the general dental health of divers and other related problems experienced.
The following day Marguerite St Leger Dowse and Dr Gary Smerdon of DDRC Healthcare presented some preliminary findings from the latest element of the ‘Health of Divers’ project.
Both talks were very well received. In fact Marguerite’s talk went down so well that she won the ‘Associates Award for Excellence in Presentation’ Award.