LM™ Webinar Series on Periodontics

Ergonomics and Periodontal Instrumentation – How to Prevent Work-Related Injuries

Lecturer: Tatiana Brandt, RDH, MEd, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Tatiana Brandt webinar content

Welcome to join free-of-charge webinar series presented by Tatiana Brandt, dental hygienist and assistant lecturer at University of Copenhagen. There will be 3 different topics and the webinar sessions will occur on Tuesdays starting September 29th 2020!

1. Musculoskeletal Disorders Among Dental Professionals. Hand and Wrist Problems.
29th September 2020

What are the risk factors for musculoskeletal disorders associated with periodontal instrumentation?

  • Ergonomic risk factors associated with periodontal instrumentation
  • Symptoms related to work-related injuries in hands, wrists and fingers. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. 
  • The prevalence of musculoskeletal complaints in dental professionals

Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed herein are those of the presenters and do not necessarily reflect the views of LM-Dental. The content is provided solely for informational purposes and does not constitute medical advice or intended to be used as healthcare recommendations.

2. How to Prevent Injuries when Performing Periodontal Treatment?
6th October 2020

Dental professionals are at high risk for musculoskeletal disorders. What can be done for preserving hands for long and productive dental careers?
3 main approaches to preserving hands for long and productive dental careers:

  • basic ergonomics
  • working with the right equipment and using the right technic
  • physical exercises and pauses between treatment for recovery

Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed herein are those of the presenters and do not necessarily reflect the views of LM-Dental. The content is provided solely for informational purposes and does not constitute medical advice or intended to be used as healthcare recommendations.

3. When Should Periodontal Instruments be Replaced. Working with Sharpen Free Instruments.
13th October 2020

Why should dental professionals care about dull instruments?
What variables affect the lifespan of the periodontal instruments?

  • Why should we care about dull instruments?
  • How often do we really sharpen each of our instruments.
  • Prolonging instruments use-life. Sharpening or recontouring.
  • When do we need to replace?
  • Working with sharpen free instruments.

Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed herein are those of the presenters and do not necessarily reflect the views of LM-Dental. The content is provided solely for informational purposes and does not constitute medical advice or intended to be used as healthcare recommendations.