Ergonomics for the Dental Office

Dr. Leslie Hovda, Ergonomics for the Dental Office
Speaker: Dr. Leslie Hovda
CE Credits: 1.75
Format: MP4 Video
This course will provide you with up-to-date data on dental injury statistics and how to prevent becoming one of those statistics. We will go through 3 workplace stressors: Posture, Force and Frequenc...more
  • Running Time: 1.5 hours
  • Released: 2/8/2024
  • Expiration Date: 2/8/2027
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Credit Details
This electronically delivered self-instructional program is designated for 1.75 hours of CE credit by Farran Media.
AGD Code: 770.

The fee to view this course is $36. This cost includes the fee to take the exam and claim your CE credits.

The practice of dentistry does not lend itself to being able to work with ideal posture. In this course you will learn about some common challenges faced in the dental office and how to make some changes to help prevent a possible career-ending injury. We will start by breaking down the main workplace stressors: Posture, Force and Frequency. We will apply these principles to all things in the dental office including instruments, equipment and postures of not only you but the front desk, assistant and even the patient.

We will complete the lesson with preventative tips, easy stretches to implement during your day and a comprehensive preventative exercise program. You will also be provided with checklists to bring to the office to help determine if the dentist, the assistant and the front desk are in an optimal position to prevent injury.

Educational Objectives:
Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:
  • Identify why the practice of dentistry is at high risk for musculoskeletal disorders.
  • Understand how Posture, Force and Frequency affect your injury risk.
  • Apply recommendations to reduce injury risk with instruments, equipment and postures used in the dental practice.
  • Complete easy stretches during the day.
  • Utilize the preventative exercise suggestions provided to safeguard against injury.
  • Take a simple ergonomic checklist to the office for the dentist, assistant and front desk to help implement the changes suggested in the course.
Description of Speaker:
Leslie Hovda is a Doctor of Physical therapy with over 11 years of experience treating orofacial pain. She is board certified in both Orthopaedic Physical Therapy and as a Certified Cervical and Temporomandibular Therapist. She currently works with an interdisciplinary practice in Minnesota that includes Physicians, Dentists, Psychologists and Physical Therapists.

As of the release date of this course, the speaker declares that in the last 12 months, neither her nor her family have had any financial interest in any of the products associated with this course.

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This activity meets the educational criteria required for verifiable Continuing Professional Development under the General Dental Council Lifelong Learning scheme and represents 1.75 hours of verifiable CPD.

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