Diane Millar R.D.H., M.A.
Friday, April 21, 2023 8:30am - 5:00pm
Embassy Suites Grand Rapids Downtown
Meeting Room: Widdicomb Ballroom
710 Monroe Avenue NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
RDH or Aux. in attendance with Dentist: $89.00
Add $10/registrant if after: Friday, April 14, 2023
Complimentary. Use open lots. Overnight parking = $20/day
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First Hour Topic:
Problematic dental hygiene techniques and ergonomics will be briefly reviewed. Advanced periodontal instrumentation scaling techniques will be shown on photographs and video clips during the presentation. Attendees will participate in a “virtual hands-on” simulation experience using a personal pen or pencil to enhance improved intraoral and extraoral fulcrum rests and scaling applications that utilize both hands and arms. The lecture will include practical principles for improved scaling precision and dexterity by using protective advanced and reinforced scaling techniques. Information about protective ergonomic scaling instruments will be included. The attendees will experience how the protective scaling strategies, techniques and suggestions can contribute to improved comfort and career longevity when practicing dentistry.
Second Hour Topic:
Attendees will demonstrate a neutral hand, wrist and arm position while holding a pen or pencil when participating in the “virtual hands-on” scaling simulation exercises. The implementation of larger muscle groups to obtain more lateral pressure, power and precision for injury prevention will be demonstrated and incorporated. State-of the Art postural seating positions will be demonstrated and implemented during the lecture for attendees to compare between ideal postures and awkward, prolonged postures that can lead to musculoskeletal pain, injury, and disability.
Third Hour Topic:
State of the art strategies for safe ergonomic postures will be shown and demonstrated. Statistics concerning ergonomic disorders and repetitive motion injuries of the hands, neck, shoulders and back amongst dental professionals will be included. Suggestions for improved postures while seated and while standing will be discussed, shown in photographs, and then demonstrated. These strategies will educate the attendees on how to practice comfortably, and how to ideally prevent injury and disability when practicing dentistry. The importance of stretching and exercise with be discussed coupled with an audience Warrior II Yoga exercise after the lecture concludes. There will be time for questions and answers to make sure, the audience feels well equipped with their learning experience after the presentation and virtual hands-on experience.
The educational teaching methodology used in this course is a live lecture presented via live lecture in concert with an accompanying PowerPoint presentation. Both the live lecture and the PowerPoint presentation incorporate a variety of audio and visual cues to enhance audience members’ understanding and retention of key concepts. In addition, audience participation will be encouraged and facilitated by group discussions as well as question and answer periods provided for at the conclusion of each section of the seminar."
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What People Are Saying
- "Remote webinars + Zoom meeting are OK + efficient but I enjoy participating in a live presentation. Thank you. I am so glad to be able to attend "in person""
Arthur M - DMD
- "Being able to complete from home and after business hours. Didn't have to close the clinic to attend."
- "I always enjoy these seminars: easy registration, great course topics & great speakers"
M.W. - RDH
At the completion of this course the participants should be able to: