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Advanced Microscope Ergonomics: Virtual
November 14 2020


3 HRS. 9:00AM-12:00PM EST - (THEORY AND DEMONSTRATION)
INCLUDES: Preliminary course, Ergonomic Assessment and Post Course, Ergonomic Assessment



The basic premise of ergonomics is to make the task fit the person, rather than making the person adjust to the task. Dentistry is one of the most demanding professions with high incidences of musculoskeletal disorders where many professionals are retiring early because of neck, back, shoulder, arm, and wrist injuries. One of the greatest benefits of the dental operative microscope (DOM) use in dentistry is the improvement in ergonomics. The microscope solves two of the major problems in dentistry: lack of vision (magnification) and posture (focal distance). This is why ideal neutral posture is generally not attainable while operating unless you use a dental microscope. Numerous studies have been conducted on the prevalence of work-related pain in dentistry. In the US, the results indicate that more than half of all practicing dental professionals experience work-related pain, and on average, 30% are forced into early retirement due to musculoskeletal disorders.
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ALL MODULES BELOW INCLUDE A LECTURE AND DEMONSTRATION:



PART 1. UNDERSTANDING BIOMECHANICS:


•  Neutral Seated Posture
•  Adjusting The Operator Stool


PART 2. POSITIONING THE PATIENT IN THE CHAIR:


•  Patient Horizontal Position
•  Verbal Cues
•  Frequent Mistakes


PART 3. THE ASSISTANT’S ROLE:


•  Assistant Positioning
•  Delivery Systems-Horizontal Reaching


PART 4. MICROSCOPE ADJUSTING AND SETTING:


•  Positioning The Microscope (Operator Clock Position)
•  Frequent Mistakes During Microscope Adjustment And Position Mirror Techique
•  Laws Of Ergonomic Movements
•  Parfocussing The Microscope
•  Items In The Microscope That Provide Ergonomics


Who should take this course?:


•  Doctors and hygienists who want to eliminate neck and back pain from their daily practice without losing productivity.
•  New, experienced and/or potential microscope users, including general dentists and specialists who want to learn how to use the scope
•  Doctors who want to pass the AMED Certification exam
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Course Instructors:


AMED Juan Carlos Ortiz Hugues DDS FAMED CEAS
Juan Carlos Ortiz Hugues, DDS, FAMED, CEAS
Dr. Ortiz Hugues is an Endodontist in private practice in David, Panama, and a Fellow of the Academy of Microscope Enhanced Dentistry. He is also a Certified Ergonomics Assessment Specialist. Dr. Ortiz Hugues Lectures throughout the world on Endodontics, Microscope Dentistry and Advanced Ergonomics, and currently serves as the Vice-President of AMED.


Course Fees:
Member Rate: $399
Non-member Rate: $499





Mailing Address:


Academy of Microscope Enhanced Dentistry
3820 Northdale Blvd. Suite 205A
Tampa, FL 33624

TELEPHONE:


813-444-1011

EMAIL:

dgoldman@amgoldman.com