Overcoming And Preventing Occupational Chronic Pain

A Two Day Practical Workshop for Dental Professionals

This two day training program is a practical “User Guide” for work postures, teaching Fundamental Inner Ergonomics every dental practitioner needs to know. You will learn the steps to recovery and prevention of occupational chronic pain in the clinic.

Inner Ergonomics & Wellbeing in Dentistry

Most dental schools don’t train students how to bend over patients without compromising their neck, back and shoulders. Consequently, most clinicians bend and twist in harmful ways for long periods.

Poor work postures - prolonged forward and downwardly directed, unilaterally collapsed - lead to musculoskeletal disorders. Many practitioners have become accustomed to chronic pain and discomfort, believing it is the price to be paid for being a dental professional.

Most clinicians were not trained how to deal with the fearful human beings attached to the teeth they treat, who often cover up their fear and anxiety with a prickly outer mask, which can be taken personally and interpreted as hostility and lack of appreciation. This can lead to high levels of stress and burn out.

Worldwide research shows an alarming incidence of musculoskeletal disorders and stress in the dental profession.

Chronic pain and stress impact on career longevity, productivity and quality of life, forcing many practitioners to reduce work hours and to contemplate a career change or early retirement.

Key Details

  • Contact Hours: 10.0 hrs
  • Duration: 2 Days
  • Format: Lecture and Hands-on
  • Language: English

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