CONTINUING DENTAL EDUCATION AND ALUMNI AFFAIRS

July 8, 2011

Participation Course for Dental Hygienists Dentists are Invited
Seven Ways to Avoid Carpal Tunnel Syndrome This is not just another Scaling and Root Planing course

HAROLD L. MEADOR, D.D.S.,

OVERVIEW
Why would dental professionals subject themselves to the possibility of carpal tunnel syndrome? Today's dental professionals are at high risk for many neuromusculoskeletal problems. Traditionally, the highest percentage of entrapment neuropathies affecting the Dentist and their staff occur in the neck and back.

To help the individual cope with such issues, this course will address the universal needs of the office using new insights from orthopedics and ergonomics research. This new information will incorporate an instrumentation technique that can improve working conditions for those who perform scaling and root planing procedures. Course attendees will have the opportunity to learn the new components of the technique, especially the basic power strokes in instrumentation. At the end of the didactic session, each participant will complete a personal questionnaire, which becomes the key to understanding the application of the solutions to the 7 basic problems. The lecture will be followed by a hands-on session involving the biocentic simulator.

OBJECTIVES
Participants will be able to recognize the following universal pitfalls:
• The danger of the high wing
• Recognizing improper body alignment
• How pronation and extension of the hand can contribute to tennis elbow
• How sustaining the same body positions and work motions over an extended period of time can contribute to pain
• How universal gloves contribute to fatigue and pain of the thumb
• How fatigue is caused by flexion and extension of the wrist as it is seen in some work motions

Then participants will learn how the use of several options in the components of the instrumentation technique can lead to solutions for the neuromusculoskeletal problems including carpal tunnel syndrome

PRESENTER
HAROLD L. MEADOR, D.D.S., earned his dental degree at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston in 1952. He practiced general dentistry for seven years and went onto graduate training in Periodontics at Baylor Dental College which he completed in 1960.

TIME
Check-in & Breakfast: D.S. Cafeteria, 8:00 AM
Program: Friday, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

LOCATION
The University of Texas Health Science Center
at San Antonio, Dental School

TUITION
Individual: $210.00
Individual: $210.00 - 20% = $168.00
Individual: $210.00 - 15% = $179.00
Instructional Videotape & Manual: $20.00

CREDIT (Course Code: 130764A)
AGD Code: 490 Hours: 7

The Dental School thanks Morris Tool & Supply for it's educational grant in support of this continuing education program.

Two Step Savings
Register before May 10, 2011 to receive a 20% discount.
Register before June 9, 2011 to receive a 15% discount.

To register, please complete the registration form

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