Dr Anikó Ball

Anik√≥ founded Optimum Dental Posture after recovering from decades of occupational chronic pain as a dentist. Once she trained to recognize harmful postures and apply Inner Ergonomic principles to dentistry and daily life, she understood why past methods and remedies provided only short term symptom relief. Her mission is to reduce the incidence of occupational musculoskeletal disorders in dentistry and to send a message of hope to dentists for recovery and prevention of pain and discomfort. 

Sessions

Inner Ergonomics: a practical recipe for practitioner longevity
Main Scientific Program
Friday 3rd May
9:05 AM - 9:50 AM
COMBINED E

The incidence of chronic pain is alarming in dentistry, forcing many young dentists to reduce work hours and contemplate a career change.
Most treatments are symptom oriented instead of the cause, providing only short-term pain relief.
Some joints are intended for bending while others are not, especially for prolonged periods in the clinic. Learn about biomechanical design to improve life quality and ensure career longevity.


Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand the cause of occupational chronic pain
  • Recognize harmful habitual work postures
  • Gain knowledge of biomechanical design
  • Develop postural awareness

Sponsored by

Lunch & Learn | Inner ergonomics & wellness for practitioner longevity
Lunchtime sessions Program
Saturday 4th May
12:10 PM - 1:40 PM

Strategies for reducing occupational chronic pain and stress

The incidence of chronic pain is alarming in dentistry, especially among young dentists. Most treatments are symptom oriented instead of the cause, providing only short term pain relief.
Complex treatments, anxious patients and time pressure can be stressful. You are your most precious instrument, take care of yourself.

Learn about

  • gaining access to patients’ mouth without distorting your spine and over tensing muscles
  • mind-body calming techniques

Learning Outcomes:

  • Recognize harmful habitual work postures
  • Gain knowledge of biomechanical design
  • Learn mindfulness based calming techniques to reduce stress for yourself and your patients, and dealing with time pressure
  • Understand the importance of self-care

Sponsored by

Countdown to Congress 1st May 2019