Operation Mouthguard provides young athletes with mouthguards who otherwise would not have this crucial protection. Ensuring proper fit and occlusion cannot be reproduced at home using a traditional boil-and-bite mouthguard, thus resulting in inferior protection and comfort. However, the cost of a custom-fitted mouthguard can range from $190 to$500 when performed by a dentist and is usually not covered by insurance, thus making this option cost prohibitive for most families. The AAPD has found that attitudes of officials, coaches, parents, and players about the use of mouthguards influence their usage. Our mission allows us the unique opportunity to provide orofacial protection and educate members of the community about the importance of oral health.