Positioning for Life: Ergonomic Advancements in Dentistry
Friday, May 5, 2017 8:00 am - 11:00 am
Speaker: Judy Bendit, RDH, BS
Let’s take a close look at all the ways that you can make your job easier, and then say “Goodbye” to pain with smarter working techniques . This half day program will focus on practical principles to enhance your dexterity, preserve your strength, and increase your confidence when confronting clinical challenges . Included in the discussion will be your room layout, gloves, instruments, loupes and a lot of other great tips to make your clinical experience more effective .
Join us to see things that will make your career better:
Better Vision... Better Access... Better Technique... Why not take a look? Let’s get ready to position yourself for life...
- Recognize clues and signals that identify potential physical problems and eliminate them before they cause permanent damage.
- Emphasize positive “neutral” postures, and eliminate or reduce negative “flexions” and “extensions”.
Recognize and convert the not-so-obvious physical stressors in daily routines – sneaky “hidden” stressors that cause fatigue.
- Analyze “motions” and movements that create a risk for musculoskeletal problems.
- Review newly designed instruments with the goal of reducing “repetitive motions”, minimizing wrist flexion and/or extension, and relaxing instrument grasp.