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The Institute of Dental Ergonomics


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The Institute of Dental Ergonomics

  1. 1. 75% Studies have shown of dentists & hygienists suffer from musculoskeletal disorders that affect occupational health & the quality of practice life
  2. 2. Imagine Dental practice without the compromise of your health, the quality of care you provide, & the quality of practice life you deserve.
  3. 3. Imagine Dental practice free from back, neck & shoulder pain that afflict so many clinicians every workday.
  4. 4. Imagine Reaching your peak performance potential while you work comfortably, with energy & enthusiasm left over at the end of the day.
  5. 5. <ul><li>With an open mind, </li></ul><ul><li>free of past bias, </li></ul><ul><li>& a willingness to change, </li></ul><ul><li>all things are possible. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Introducing
  7. 7. Who is IDE? <ul><li>Dr. Robert MacDonald </li></ul>Dr. Michael Belenky Dr. David Hanson <ul><li>Practicing dentist since 1954 </li></ul><ul><li>Over 20 years of lecture experience on the topic of </li></ul><ul><li>Human Centered Ergonomics </li></ul><ul><li>Holds two world records in swimming </li></ul><ul><li>Teaches Dental Ergonomics at the Dental School, </li></ul><ul><li>University of Maryland, Baltimore </li></ul><ul><li>Responsible for the ergonomic instruction of students </li></ul><ul><li>and faculty for over 20 years </li></ul><ul><li>National and international ergonomics lecturer </li></ul><ul><li>Has maintained a private practice since 1966 </li></ul><ul><li>Extensive lecture experience at several national conferences </li></ul><ul><li>Past clinical coordinator for the Center for the Human </li></ul><ul><li>Performance In Dentistry </li></ul>
  8. 8. IDE Offers <ul><li>The Path to Peak Performance </li></ul><ul><li>An interactive, continuing education course </li></ul><ul><li>with a participative, hands-on workshop. </li></ul><ul><li>AGD Approved, 7 CE Credits </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>Self-derivation of a natural and comfortable posture for comprehensive patient care </li></ul><ul><li>Positioning patients to maintain posture and optimize visual and physical control of intra-oral procedures </li></ul><ul><li>Positioning the operating light to provide adequate illumination from one location with minimal adjustment </li></ul><ul><li>Correctly positioning the dental assistant for efficiency and effectiveness in support of patient care </li></ul><ul><li>Positioning all equipment and instrument items in the operatory proximal to the practitioner and the assistant to reduce unnecessary exertion and fatigue </li></ul>Learn to Prevent or Reduce Occupational Ailments By the following…
  10. 10. <ul><li>Using instrument grips that insure stabilization and control of performance </li></ul><ul><li>Maximizing the potential of the mirror when direct vision compromises posture </li></ul><ul><li>Knowing how to select magnifying loupes that do not induce musculoskeletal pain </li></ul><ul><li>Knowing how to select equipment that works for you and not equipment </li></ul><ul><li>Using 5 movements for control of optimal posture in a 10-step decision process that assures performance without compromise of self, patient, or task </li></ul>Learn to Prevent or Reduce Occupational Ailments continued
  11. 11. “ This course saved my career and my health. They taught simple and efficient techniques to make dentistry easy and painless – this time for the dentist! This is the most important course you can take to ensure a long, prosperous career in dentistry.” What Do Attendees Think? Avery Lieberman, DDS San Francisco, CA
  12. 12. “ I encourage every dentist to attend your lecture and hands on demonstration with an open mind. They and their patients will reap the rewards. The fact that you are 75 and still running at ‘peak performance’ is a testament to the wonders of this system for practicing dentistry.” What Do Attendees Think? Gary E. Drake, DDS, LTD Program Chair for the Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry In a letter to Dr. Robert MacDonald, Feb. 10, 2005
  13. 13. Course Information <ul><li>Remaining 2005 Dates & Locations </li></ul><ul><li>Friday, September 30 – Las Vegas, Nevada </li></ul><ul><li>Friday, November 11 – Orlando, Florida </li></ul><ul><li>Course Details </li></ul><ul><ul><li>$395 Early Registration (90 days in advance) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>$495 Late Registration </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>AGD Approved – 7 Continuing Education Units </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To register, call the IDE at 866-IDE-0007. </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Corporate Sponsors Manufacturer and distributor of innovative dental equipment & supplies including patient support and delivery systems, x-ray, chairside, endodontic and consumable products. Leading provider of efficiency products for dentistry including software, books, administrative products, equipment and consumables.