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Perfect Posture Mechanics: Part I - Dentistry and Your Body

COURSE NUMBER: 667

Stephanie Botts, RDH, BSDH, CEAS

Credit Hours:

1 Hour(s)

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Practicing dentistry is both unique and challenging from an ergonomics perspective. The practice of dentistry puts clinicians at risk for certain musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) and injury due to multiple risk factors. The purpose of this ...

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Overview

Practicing dentistry is both unique and challenging from an ergonomics perspective. The practice of dentistry puts clinicians at risk for certain musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) and injury due to multiple risk factors. The purpose of this course is to alert clinicians to each of these risk factors and the injuries each can cause. Participants will also learn about the most common MSDs in dentistry and the movements that contribute to each.


Additionally, this course will demonstrate the importance of microbreaks and examples of chairside microbreaks and stretches the clinician can implement to reduce pain and fatigue.


This course is part 1 of a 2 part series. Part 2 which will address strategies to maintain proper ergonomics in the operatory.

  • Intended Audience:

    Dentists, Dental Hygienists, Dental Assistants, Dental Students, Dental Hygiene Students, Dental Assistant Students

  • Date Course Online:

    Feb 10, 2023

  • Last Revision Date:

    NA

  • Course Expiration Date:

    Feb 9, 2026

  • Cost:

    Free

  • Method:

    Self-instructional

  • AGD Subject Code(s):

    770

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the dental professional should be able to:


  • Identify unique cumulative stress and musculoskeletal disorders that affect dental professionals.
  • Understand how to incorporate chairside microbreaks into the workday.
  • Understand the multiple risk factors present in practicing dentistry.

Disclaimers

  • P&G is providing these resource materials to dental professionals. We do not own this content nor are we responsible for any material herein.

  • Participants must always be aware of the hazards of using limited knowledge in integrating new techniques or procedures into their practice.  Only sound evidence-based dentistry should be used in patient therapy.


Note:  Registration is required to take test.

Author(s)

Ms. Botts is the owner of Polished Posture, an ergonomic consulting company. She has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Ms. Stephanie Botts

Stephanie Botts

RDH, BSDH, CEAS

Ms. Stephanie Botts has been a clinical dental hygienist for over 14 years. She is a Certified Ergonomics Assessment Specialist providing both in-office and virtual ergonomics consulting and coaching to dental professionals. She also provide...

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Submission Information

Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) Submission For credit transfers to appear in your AGD account in real time, make sure to add your AGD membership number in the field provided on the “Share Your Test Score” page.


CE Broker For all states that use CE Broker for licensure, “proof of completions” are electronically reported the first of every month. If a course was taken in November, the “proof of completion” will be submitted the beginning of December.

Recognition

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Approved PACE Program Provider

THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY


Nationally Approved PACE Program Provider for FAGD/MAGD credit.

Approval does not imply acceptance by any regulatory authority or AGD endorsement.


8/1/2021 to 7/31/2027

Provider ID# 211886