Jennifer Harmon, RDH, MS
Friday 1:30-2:30pm
Location: Winston 1 AB, Benton Convention Center, 2019 Annual Session, Winston-Salem, NC

Brief Course Description:
Dental team members are at high risk for musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) due to the nature of their profession. Ergonomics is the key to efficiency and the prevention of work-related MSDs. This course provides updated information on the scope of ergonomics in design, equipment, personnel, and musculoskeletal health.

Course Objectives:
1) Discuss why ergonomics is important to dental clinicians
2) Analyze incidences and prevalence of MSDs for clinical dental staff
3) Differentiate various types of MSDs affecting dental clinicians
4) Discuss methods to prevent development of MSDs
5) Construct a plan incorporating specific changes that one can make to prevent MSDs