Dental Ergonomics

Dental Ergonomics
This hands-on course is designed for the entire dental team, including Dentists, Oral Health Therapists, Dental Therapists, Hygienists, Practice Managers and Dental Assistants.

Course Overview

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. 


Learning Objectives

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.


Presenter/s biography

Ms Libby Mason
MPhtySt(current), DipPilates, GCHlthSc(ClinicalEducation), BAppHSc(OralHealth)

Libby Mason is an accredited clinical educator with over 20 years experience in the dental profession and is currently undertaking a Master of Physiotherapy Studies.  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 scoliosis and 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. 

Event Pricing

ADA Member Dentist - $180
ADAQ Member Practice Staff - $180
ADA Member 1st and 2nd Year Graduate - $150
Non-Member Dentist - $220
Non-Member  Practice Staff - $220


CPD Points

3 Scientific hours


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12/3/2022 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
ADAQ CPD and Training Centre 26-28 Hamilton Place Bowen Hills, QLD 4006 AUSTRALIA
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