T34 – Neck, Back and Beyond: Preventing Pain with Evidence-Based Dental Ergonomics

AGD Code: 130

3 Hour Lecture

Dentists: $65 | Hygienists: $50 | All Other Categories: $45
In this lecture, participants will learn truly effective strategies in the operatory to prevent pain and ensure career longevity. Through
demonstrations, participants will discover powerful evidence-based strategies they can easily apply in the operatory: equipment selection &
adjustment, patient positioning, body mechanics, lighting and other factors.
Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of the program, you will be able to:
• Implement appropriate ergonomic interventions for chronic back, neck and shoulder
• Identify 3 ergonomic criteria to select dental loupes that will improve health…not make it worse
• Make ergonomic modifications in the operatory with minimal expense
• Position patients, headrest & overhead light correctly depending upon arch and tooth surface being treated
• Position assistants correctly chairside
• Identify unique pain patterns in specialists (endo, pedo, perio, ortho and oral surgeons) and implement specific interventions
• Identify ergonomic features and adjustment of operator stools, patient chairs & delivery systems
• Learn how pain develops in the operatory to wisely select effective interventions

Location: Room TBD Date: February 20, 2020 Time: 8:30 am - 11:30 am Dr. Bethany Valachi