Positioning for Success in Dentistry: Essential Ergonomic Guidelines for the Dental Team

Ergonomic equipment alone is not enough! Improper positioning of the operator,patient or equipment in the operatory can lead to contorted postures, injuries or even early retirement among dental professionals.Learn the essential techniques to optimally utilize and adjust your ergonomic stools, loupes and patient chairs to work more comfortably and productively. Special guidelines to position the patient for upper versus lower arches,various tooth surfaces, adjustment of different headrest styles, and use of positioning aids are also introduced.

DVD Highlights:

  • Adjust operator and assistant stools properly to attain balanced seated posture
  • Demonstrate proper patient positioning for upper & lower arches
  • Learn how to position the patient using flat or double-articulating headrests
  • Incorporate use of contoured cervical cushions to aid in proper positioning
  • Learn 3 methods to safely transfer wheelchair patients in the operatory