F21: Neck, Back & Beyond: Preventing Pain with Evidence – Based Dental Ergonomics

  • Implement appropriate ergonomic interventions for chronic back, neck and shoulder
  • Identify three ergonomic criteria to select dental loupes that will improve health
  • 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 and delivery systems.
  • Learn how pain develops in the operatory to wisely select effective interventions
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