Dr James Tang, associate dentist, KaVo Dental
The days of quick tooth extractions have been replaced with tooth preservation and aesthetic approaches. With increased patient expectations and the increased intricacy of these procedures, it means that treatment sessions are becoming longer. Musculoskeletal disorders may transpire from the poor posture suffered for extended periods as a result of limited access to the oral cavity, improper leg positioning, incorrect positioning of the patient, twisting or bending and repetitive movement. Learn about the causes and effects of musculoskeletal disorders and ways to reduce discomfort through exercise, improved posture and positioning and choosing the right dental equipment.
During this session attendees will learn:
- Recognise the severity, symptoms and causes of musculoskeletal disorders
- Understand why good posture is important to prevent these disorders
- Learn tips to help improve workplace posture
- Find out how ergonomically designed dental equipment can reduce the prevalence of musculoskeletal pain