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may, 2021

202128may12:30 pm4:00 pmDental Ergonomics12:30 pm - 4:00 pm AEST(GMT+10:00) View in my timeADAQ CPD & Training Centre Event Organized By: The Australian Dental Association (Queensland Branch) (ADAQ) Discipline:OtherFormat:Hands-on,In-Person

Event Details

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.

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Speakers for this event

  • Ms Libby Mason

    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.

    DipPilates, GCHlthSc (Clinical Education), BAppHSc (Oral Health)

Organizer

The Australian Dental Association (Queensland Branch) (ADAQ)The Australian Dental Association (Queensland Branch) (ADAQ) is the professional association for Dentists in Queensland. We represent more than 4000 members across the State. Our advocacy and services aim to promote excellence in the profession through a range of services, including: the provision of Professional Indemnity (PI) Insurance, support and advice regarding PI claims, CPD events, dental assistant training, and dental practice advisory advice.[email protected] 22-28 Hamilton Place Bowen Hills Qld 4006

Time

(Friday) 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm AEST(GMT+10:00) View in my time

Price

ADA Member Dentist – $95, ADAQ Member Practice Staff – $95, ADA Member 1st and 2nd Year Graduate – $85, Non-Member Dentist – $125, and Non-Member Practice Staff – $125

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