Speaker Information

Ms. Nancy Dewhirst
Laguna Beach, CA
OSHA, Clinical Safety & Ergonomics

Fr338 - Ergonomics: It’s a Balancing Act
Date/Time: 3/17/2023   1 - 4 p.m.
Type: General   Handouts: Yes
Audience: Dentists, Hygienists, Assistants, Office Staff, Lab techs, Students

Enjoy a long dental career and improve clinical precision while avoiding injury and pain! Pathogenesis, causes and prevention of various cumulative trauma disorders are discussed, focusing on upper extremity, spinal and joint pathologies. Evaluate preventive strategies, including equipment design, body positioning and conditioning and enhanced visualization. Practice stretching and strengthening exercises to reduce pain, preserve range of motion and optimize personal career excellence and longevity. • Review physiology and evaluate various physical signs and symptoms of cumulative trauma disorders • Practice and evaluate stretching and strengthening exercises to reduce the risk of work-related injuries • Compare ergonomic features of dental equipment and technology that benefit workers and patients.