Advanced Scaling and Ergonomics: Elevate Your Career to a New Level!

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  • Advanced Scaling and Ergonomics: Elevate Your Career to a New Level!

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Advanced Scaling and Ergonomics: Elevate Your Career to a New Level!

Course Description

Advanced Scaling and Ergonomics: Elevate Your Career to a New Level!
In the first hour of the webinar, 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 live webinar. Attendees will participate in a “virtual hands- 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.

In the second hour, 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 and contrast between ideal postures and awkward, prolonged postures that can lead to musculoskeletal pain, injury and disability.

During the last section of the live webinar, 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.

Course Objectives

At the completion of this course the participants should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate advanced conventional and reinforced periodontal scaling techniques with ideal intraoral and extraoral fulcrums to enhance precision, and injury prevention
  2. Have a thorough understanding of how to protect their hands, wrists, arms and shoulders while scaling to prevent repetitive motion injuries which can lead to career ending disabilities
  3. Implement improved postural ergonomics around the patient chair for musculoskeletal stability, comfort and career longevity
  4. Know and feel the difference between an incorrect grasp and an ideal ergonomically safe grasp while scaling using intraoral and extraoral fulcrums
  5. Have a thorough understanding of State of the art scaling instruments on the market and which ones to utilize for area specific periodontal scaling procedures

The educational teaching methodology used in this course is a lecture presented via live webinar 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 live webinar."

To register by phone, please call (603) 736-9200

What People Are Saying
  • "Diane explains and demonstrates great techniques! I had a lot of takeaways that I didn't expect to have."

  • "Very Informative with no "filler". Complete and well researched instruction."

  • "I was not expecting it to be about two-handed scaling, but it was fascinating and I'm excited to try it!"


  1. This webinar will be hosted on Zoom.
  2. After registering with Concord Seminars, you will receive an email to register on Zoom. Please click that link and register with Zoom ahead of time.
  3. After registering with Zoom, you will receive an email with instruction on how to access your webinar on the day of.
  4. If you've registered for multiple webinars, please note, you will have to register with Zoom by clicking the emailed link for EACH webinar
  5. Please Note - If you receive a welcome email directly from zoom, that email could mention time limits. Time limits apply if you are hosting your own meeting. You are participating in our live webinar so are not subject to that limit nor will you have to pay Zoom for more time.
  6. A link to your credit verification form will be available on your Account page, under the 'Previously Attended Seminars/Webinars' tab, within 5 business days.

To register by phone, please call (603) 736-9200