GUMSHIELDS2GO was set up in 2017 by local dentist, Dr Cathy Robinson BDS. Her passion for making the custom fitted mouthguard more accessible and affordable to contact sports players, is the driving force of the company
The concept of bringing the dental professional to the player makes access to the services required to fabricate a mouthguard easier, avoiding the usual hurdles which busy parents and players face when trying to fit dental appointments around already busy schedules
G2G is a wholly Northern Irish owned and operated enterprise which lives by its mission statement:
PASSIONATE about PROTECTION, COMMITTED to PREVENTION and SUPPORTING YOUR SUCCESS
Our website GUMSHIELDS2GO.COM shows our online availability to come to your school or club and also where we will be popping up next. Once a booking is confirmed; payment, paperwork and gumshield design choices are made in advance via your organisations individual portal in our secure website
This allows our clinic to run smoothly and integrate seamlessly into your training evenings or games afternoons, as well as allowing us to calculate your 5% loyalty cashback reward, based on total sales at your clinic. We want to help clubs and schools invest in our home-grown sporting talent
G2G has its own dedicated dental laboratory, allowing us to create our CE approved sports mouthguards on site. This allows us to produce a consistently high quality product in a shorter time frame
All of our mouthguards are individually hand checked before they leave our laboratory to ensure they meet our own exacting standards. We are proud of our product and want our players to be as protected from injury as possible
We are also able to offer the widest range of CE approved colour and design options currently available in the UK… and if that wasn’t enough of a range to choose from, we can incorporate club crests, graphics and further bespoke requests into our gumshields, subject to approval
We know sport transcends all age groups and cultures, and unites players in the common goal of success. GUMSHIELDS2GO is proud to be protecting the local sporting stars of today and tomorrow
Why are Gumshields2Go UNIQUE in the fitted mouthguard market?
• We are currently the ONLY fully quality assured and regulated mobile mouthguard fitting company operating in the UK: This allows us to LEGALLY practise private dentistry outside of a dental clinic. We are proud of this achievement as it sets us apart from any of our other competitors.
• Founding Dentist, Dr Cathy Robinson has invested heavily in our equipment and training to ensure we exceed all recommended standards of care. We are proudly registered with the Regulation and Quality Improvement Authority in Northern Ireland – this is the Northern Ireland equivalent of the CQC throughout the UK.
• This means that we are regulated and comply with all the recommended legislation to protect and ensure the safeguarding and welfare of our clients. Anyone providing a gumshield fitting service outside a dental practice setting is required by law to comply with RQIA (if providing private dental treatment in Northern Ireland), or the CQC (if providing private dental treatment on mainland UK).
• We are proud that all our team have had enhanced disclosure AccessNI checks, are fully trained in CPR, the use of our on-site automatic defibrillator and emergency drug and oxygen kit. We are also trained in emergency pitch side evacuation and our dentists have attended the UK’s foremost training in Sports Dentistry at the London Eastman Dental Hospital. Dr. Cathy Robinson has a wealth of experience in the sector having practised private dentistry for 2 decades.
Gumshields2Go believe that every sports player regardless of age or ability should have easy access to the best protection for their teeth whilst playing their sport, at a competitive price and with minimal inconvenience.
The customised mouthguard (often referred to as a dentist-made gum shield) is 1000% more effective than a ‘shop bought’ or ‘boil and bite’ style gumshield. It fits the player’s mouth exactly and absorbs impact much more effectively – thus reducing injury to the teeth, jaw, face and brain.
We also offer the convenience of coming to you* (by appointment) at evening training sessions, weekend tournaments, easter / summer camps and school games afternoons –avoiding the difficulty of trying to arrange dentist appointments around family and work commitments. Keep an eye out out too, for our pop up clinics!
They are comfortable to wear, and allow the player to focus on their game rather than be distracted by an ill fitting mouthguard which interferes with speech and breathing and needs clenched into place.
LONG TERM SUCCESS
Having your mouthguard made with Gumshields2Go, allows us to offer a cost-effective solution to you and your teammates. We can provide the best level of oral protection at a considerably lower price than having one made at your dentist. We offer a loyalty cash-back reward scheme to clubs and schools, helping you raise valuable funds for your players.