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Dental Clinical Ergonomics (3): Five Critical Set-up Criteria

We are pleased to present this video series on dental clinical ergonomics. The resource is based on the study module available from the UBC Faculty of Dentistry, Nobel Biocare Oral Health Centre. The module is directed towards dental ergonomics and promoting the health of dental clinicians with hope to assist clinicians in better assessing and understanding their needs in this area and helping those who are interested in making some changes. Our special thanks go to the content authors Dr. Lance Rucker, DDS and Dr. Susanne Sunell, Ed.D, RDH for granting us permission to reproduce this material. Download the PowerPoint Presentation (PDF) Watch the video ...

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Dental Clinical Ergonomics (2): Postural Self-Derivation

We are pleased to present this video series on dental clinical ergonomics. The resource is based on the study module available from the UBC Faculty of Dentistry, Nobel Biocare Oral Health Centre. The module is directed towards dental ergonomics and promoting the health of dental clinicians with hope to assist clinicians in better assessing and understanding their needs in this area and helping those who are interested in making some changes. Our special thanks go to the content authors Dr. Lance Rucker, DDS and Dr. Susanne Sunell, Ed.D, RDH  for granting us permission to reproduce this material. Download the PowerPoint Presentation (PDF) Watch the ...

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Dental Clinical Ergonomics (1): Balanced Operating Position

We are pleased to present this video series on dental clinical ergonomics. The resource is based on the study module available from the UBC Faculty of Dentistry, Nobel Biocare Oral Health Centre. The module is directed towards dental ergonomics and promoting the health of dental clinicians with hope to assist clinicians in better assessing and understanding their needs in this area and helping those who are interested in making some changes. Our special thanks go to the content authors Dr. Lance Rucker, DDS and Dr. Susanne Sunell, Ed.D, RDH for granting us permission to reproduce this material. Download the PowerPoint Presentation (PDF) Watch the video ...

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The hidden pains of dentistry ergonomics: a review

This summary is based on the article published in the International Journal of Clinical Pediatric Dentistry: Ergonomics in Dentistry (January-April 2014) Anshul Gupta, Manohar Bhat, Tahir Mohammed, Nikita Bansal, Gaurav Gupta Context The successful application of ergonomics assures high productivity, avoidance of illnesses and injuries, and increased satisfaction among workers. Unsuccessful application, on the other hand, can lead to work-related musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs). Purpose of the Article The article sets forth broad important background information on ergonomics so the dental practitioner can have a general awareness of ergonomic risk factors as well as some basis for understanding the ongoing dialogue ...

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Video Presentation: A dentist’s experience with Bell’s Palsy

Dr. John O’Keefe, Director of Knowledge Networks at the Canadian Dental Association, spoke with Dr. Siavash Hassanpour about his experience with Bell’s Palsy. They present the perspective of a dentist who walked in the shoes of an informed patient.            Watch the interview     Dr. Siavash Hassanpour completed his Bachelors of Science degree at the University of Toronto in Cell and Molecular Biology. He has a Masters of Science on cellular components of bone biology. Dr. Hassanpour obtained his D.D.S. degree from the University of Toronto and is now a first-year Periodontology resident at the University ...

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Providing oral health care: a pain in the ‘back’?

This question was submitted by a dental hygienist: I am an oral health provider and similar to a large number of colleagues, I suffer from back and neck pain which is impacting on my ability to work. Is there anything I can do to prevent this type of injury? This quick initial response is provided by the Canadian Dental Hygienists’ Association (CDHA): You are wise to be concerned. In a survey done by the Canadian Dental Hygienists’ Association (CDHA) in 2013, Job Market & Employment Survey, 21% of respondents reported suffering from an occupational injury or medical issue related to their ...

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