Strategies for Reducing Occupational Chronic Pain and Stress

Strategies for Reducing Occupational Chronic Pain and Stress
The Recent Graduate & Students Study Club will be hosting this event but is open to all Dentists.  This session is designed for students and young dentists’ offering techniques to improve their career longevity.

EVENT Overview

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.


Learning outcomes

  1. Understand the causes of occupational chronic pain

  2. Recognise harmful habitual work postures 

  3. Gain knowledge of bio-mechanical design and its dental industry specific applications

  4. Learn how to cultivate postural awareness and reduce the risk of occupational chronic pain

  5. Understand the power of postural habits and how to change them

  6. Recognise the importance of self-care – You are your most precious instrument, take care of yourself

  7. Learn mindfulness based calming techniques to reduce stress for yourself and your patients, and dealing with time pressure

Speaker biography

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)
  • Non Members
  • Practice Staff


  • ADAQ Member - FREE
  • ADAQ Member Practice Staff- $20
  • Non Members - $55
  • Non Member Practice Staff - $55

CPD Points

2 Scientific hours 



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8/6/2020 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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