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Identifying, Managing, and Preventing Work-Related Injuries in Dental Practitioners

Identifying, Managing, and Preventing Work-Related Injuries in Dental Practitioners

Identifying, Managing, and Preventing Work-Related Injuries in Dental Practitioners

Ms Sharon  Boyd RDH, BS
Ms Sharon Boyd RDH, BS

$35.00 $ 35.00 $ 35.00

$35.00 $ 35.00 $ 35.00

$ 35.00 $ 35.00 $ 35.00
$ 35.00 $ 35.00 $ 35.00
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Launch date: 25 Apr 2016
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Last updated: 10 Oct 2017

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Description

An overview of common physical ailments and injuries caused by repetitive strain or positioning of dentists, hygienists, assistants, and other dental personnel; including how to avoid them and options to reduce long-term pain.

This course is designed to educate members of the clinical dental team on how to identify risk factors that may increase their chance of developing injuries, modify working positions, and implementing exercises to counteract the effects of job-induced pain.

Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the learner should be able to:
1. Identify common positioning mistakes that can lead to repetitive work injuries.
2. Modify their current patient positioning and instrumentation practices.
3. List at least 3 different practices/exercises to limit discomfort in the wrists, shoulders, arms, or neck.
4. Identify conditions that may result if poor patient or operator positioning is continued.
5. List three pieces of equipment that can reduce ergonomic strain.
Ms Sharon  Boyd RDH, BS

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Ms Sharon Boyd RDH, BS

Sharon Boyd graduated from the Dental Hygiene at Tyler Junior College in 2001 and also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Relations and Business. Boyd has authored several continuing educational courses and material for dental professionals in the United States, Canada, and Australia. In her free time, she is also a long distance runner and adoption advocate.

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