Learn about biomechanical design and mindfulness based calming techniques to improve your career longevity.
The incidence of chronic pain is alarming in dentistry, especially among young dentists.
Most treatments for occupational chronic pain are symptom oriented instead of the cause, providing only short-term pain relief.
Most dental students don’t learn how to bend over patients without compromising their neck, back and shoulders. Consequently, most dentists bend and twist in harmful ways for long periods in the clinic.
Complex treatments, anxious patients and time pressure can be stressful, especially for young dentists. This webinar will focus on strategies to reduce occupational chronic pain and stress.
Understand the causes of occupational chronic pain
Recognise harmful habitual work postures
Gain knowledge of bio-mechanical design and its dental industry specific applications
Learn how to cultivate postural awareness and reduce the risk of occupational chronic pain
Understand the power of postural habits and how to change them
Recognise the importance of self-care – You are your most precious instrument, take care of yourself
Learn mindfulness based calming techniques to reduce stress for yourself and your patients, and dealing with time pressure
Dr Anikó Ball
B.D.Sc.(Melb), Dip. Clin. Hypnosis, Adv. Dip. Alexander Studies,
Founder Optimum Dental Posture
Practising in Melbourne, Australia for over thirty years, Anikó suffered frequently from neck, back and shoulder pain. Doctors and physical therapists offered short-term symptom relief without identifying her condition as work related.
Anikó recovered when she learned to recognise and change harmful work postures by applying bio-mechanical design principles. She founded Optimum Dental Posture to save her colleagues from suffering occupational chronic pain.
Anikó has been a presenter at Australian Dental Association Congresses, CPD courses and group meetings.
Trained in mind-body calming techniques and Inner Ergonomics, Anikó trains dentists and their teams around Australia and NZ how to reduce occupational chronic pain and stress. Her vision is the integration of ‘Inner Ergonomics & Wellness’ training in dental schools.
- Recent Graduates & Students (RG&S)
- ADAQ Members (Dentists & Specialists)
- ADAQ Member Practice Staff- $20
- Non Member Practice Staff - $55
2 Scientific hours
By registering for this course, you agree to the events terms and conditions outlined on the ADAQ website.