Dental practitioners are at high risk for musculoskeletal disorders and chronic pain, leading to decreased career satisfaction, reduced income, and early retirement. In this course participants will learn how to overcome risk factors for musculoskeletal disorders in the clinical environment, gain an understanding of the specific stresses placed on the dental practitioner’s body, and develop practical solutions to prevent and manage injuries.
This course contains both theoretical and practical components, including a:
- Workshop on ergonomic postures in the clinical environment, and
- A series of stretches and core musculature engagement exercises which can be performed in the dental surgery.
Upon completion of this course participants will be able to:
- Evaluate ergonomic demands placed on dental practitioners’ body
- Identify and modify risk factors for musculoskeletal disorders in the clinical environment
- Implement optimal ergonomic postures for delivering dental treatment
- Apply injury prevention and management strategies such as core stability exercises and other maintenance techniques.
Ms Libby Mason
DipPilates, GCHlthSc (Clinical Education), BAppHSc (Oral Health)
Libby Mason is an accredited clinical educator with over 20 years experience in the dental profession. As an Oral Health Therapist she has an established background in teaching and research at The University of Queensland School of Dentistry, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Applied Health Science (Oral Health) and Graduate Certificate in Health Science (Clinical Education. Libby developed an interest in dental practitioner musculoskeletal disorders during her own journey with chronic back pain, and now applies that understanding to helping dental practitioners overcome the imbalances caused by the ergonomic demands of the dental environment. Her additional strengths in being a trained Pilates Movement Therapist complements her expertise in functional movement, rehabilitation and biomechanics. She is constantly extending her knowledge and skills, and has recently been accepted into the Master of Physiotherapy Studies at The University of Queensland.
ADA Member Dentist - $95
ADAQ Member Practice Staff - $95
ADA Member 1st and 2nd Year Graduate - $85
Non-Member Dentist - $125
Non-Member Practice Staff - $125
3 Scientific hours
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