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Practical Ergonomics for the Dental Hygienist: Be A Part Of The Movement
Tuesday, March 31, 2020, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM PST
Category: South West Component

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Date and Location Change

Tuesday, March 31

6:00 - 8:00 pm

ODHA Zoom Meeting

Due recent news of COVID- 19 and advice of limiting travel and gatherings, this class will be a Zoom meeting. The Zoom link and presentation materials will be sent on Monday, March 30, so please register to receive the necessary infomation. We will be moderating a chat online and attendance will be taken so that CE credits can be issued.

Practical Ergonomics for the Dental Hygienist: Be A Part Of The Movement

Speaker: Brian J. Wilkinson, PT, DPT, CHT, CLT 

Speaker Bio: Brian Wilkinson completed his Doctor of Physical Therapy studies at the University of Southern California in 2006.  Since that time, he has elected to specialize in conditions of the upper extremity, and has a special professional interest in work-related ergonomics.  In addition to his teaching responsibilities as a Pacific University faculty member, he serves as part of the Clinical Education team, helping to coordinate and manage the graduate clinical rotations for his students.  Dr Wilkinson lives in Portland, OR with wife Emily, and is an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association, the Oregon Physical Therapy Association, and the American Society of Hand Therapists.

Time: Sign In & Networking from 5:30 – 6:00 pm. Course will start promptly at 6:00 until 8:00 pm.

Location: 4750 Village Plaza Loop #101, Eugene, OR 97401 

Course Description:  

Practicing dental professionals perform repetitive and sustained movements as standard elements of the routine care they provide.  Some of these movements are associated with significant stress on tissues and joints of the body; therefore, intentional activities that seek to limit the onset of a musculoskeletal disorder are indicated.  One viable solution is the performance of corrective exercises that seek to reverse the straining effects of pinching, grasping, reaching, leaning and bending from clinical practice.  By implementing evidence-based strategies and practical examples, this presentation will seek to empower the attendee to recognize the importance of structured rest breaks and corrective movements so that quality, uninhibited care can be delivered for the mutual benefit of patient and provider.

Course Objectives:

  • Recognize the prevalence of musculoskeletal disorders in dental professionals.
  • Articulate the parameters for effective stretching and movement activities that are supported by contemporary evidence.
  • Describe the vital elements of the Core Four method and how a daily movement program can alleviate stress on the various structures of the human body.
  • Identify the appropriate sequencing and timing of activity-specific movements for routine hygiene practice.
  • Define three effective methods to achieve the recognized benefits of long-term adherence to a corrective movement routine.


Fees & Registration Information:

ADHA Members: FREE
Non-member Hygienists, Assistants and Dentists: $50

2 CEU Credits

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