The purpose of this course is to reduce fatigue and occupational pain in the dental office. This can be accomplished by addressing the three major causes of the pain. These categories are discussed within the course. They are: a negative ergonomic workspace; violating the neutral position of the body; (posture) and exhausting vital muscle groups (work motions). This course contains two lecture sections and a hands on session in which 12 exercises are carefully explained and the participant has a chance to find answers to the questions about pain that may have controlled their ability to deliver quality care to their patients. The course is a way of finding an answer to how to manage occupational pain brought on by concerns posture, movement, ergonomics and careful selection of instruments as well as appropriate grasps of instruments. Please note: In order to receive full benefit of the information contained in this course, it must be viewed sequentially finishing all three sections.
Education Objective:Upon completion of this course the participant should be able to:
Utilize proper placement and location of equipment and instruments.
Understand Orthopedic principles that dictate the proper concept of the neutral position of the body which effect the shoulder, elbow and wrist.
Avoid exhaustion of vital muscle groups allowing the participant to work and maintain the neutral position in order to deliver a high quality of care for the patient without pain to the practitioner
Utilize information from this course to allow the practitioner to meet the ultimate goal of the course which is to learn to deal with occupational pain not just today but in the future by implementing the “User’s Guide to Managing Occupational Pain