Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the dental professional should be able to:

  • Understand the impact of physiological stress on one’s well-being.
  • Understand how ergonomics is vital in all aspects of dentistry.
  • Identify characteristics of equipment that will promote good ergonomics.
  • Identify risks that lead to musculoskeletal pain.
  • Identify the predominant areas of pain in the dental practitioner and how often they occur.
  • Identify ways to modify the dental team’s work practice.
  • Apply the concept of cognitive awareness to prevent musculoskeletal dysfunction.
  • Learn how nutrition is important in preventing muscle pain.
  • Recognize the benefits of physical activities in reducing musculoskeletal disorders.