Ergonomics: The Art of Protective Positioning

  • Friday 1/28/2022
  • Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Course Code: 427RE
  • Cost: $125
  • Credits: 3 CE Hours
speaker
Nancy Dewhirst, RDH is a national speaker, consultant, and professor at West Coast University, focusing on pathology, infection prevention, and ergonomics.

Enjoy a long dental career and improve clinical precision while avoiding injury and pain! Pathogenesis, causes and prevention of various cumulative trauma disorders are discussed, focusing on upper extremity, spinal, and joint pathologies. Evaluate preventive strategies, including equipment design, body positioning and conditioning, and enhanced visualization. Practice stretching and strengthening exercises to reduce pain, preserve range of motion, and optimize personal career excellence and longevity.

In this course attendees will:
  • Evaluate various physical signs and symptoms of cumulative trauma disorders commonly found in dental workers 
  • Understand the physiology of representative cumulative trauma disorders 
  • Practice and evaluate stretching and strengthening exercises and strategies intended to reduce risk of work-related injuries and to promote greater clinical control and efficiency 
  • Compare ergonomic features of dental equipment and technology that benefit workers and patients 
  • Consider options to avoid eye damage and protect optimal vision 
  • Leave with strategies for personal ergonomic protection and improved clinical effectiveness 


This course is also offered on Friday, 2:00 - 5:00 pm, 450RE
Recommended Audience: Assistant, Dentist, Hygienist, Office

Thanks to BQ Ergonomics LLC for course materials.

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