Musculoskeletal Injury Prevention Through Ergonomic Training

Dental Ergonomics
Free tutorial
Rating: 4.4 out of 5 (10 ratings)
345 students
30min of on-demand video
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Determine the prevalence of work-related musculoskeletal injuries in dental professionals and dental students
Articulate the importance of ergonomic training with dental students
Recognize evidence-based ergonomic interventions for dental students to decrease risk of injury in practice
Review current literature and future research in the dental ergonomics field


  • There are no prior requirements or prerequisites for this course.


This course discusses a third year occupational therapy student’s capstone experience at the University of Iowa College of Dentistry. The course discusses the background of dental ergonomics, including the need for assessment and intervention. It will also include how occupational therapists are uniquely suited to address ergonomics in the workplace. To further explain, the course includes artifacts and resources completed by the capstone student for this site. Artifacts include fact sheets about dental ergonomics, a formal ergonomic written evaluation, a presentation on the importance of ergonomics, a presentation on stress management, and a presentation on ergo break ideas (stretches, exercises, and nerve glides) for dental professionals. Finally, the course will cover the research study completed during the capstone experience, including the full manuscript. This study focuses on the ergonomics of dental instruments used by dental students.

The course ends with a question and answer section on the topics discussed to allow individuals the ability to enrich their knowledge on the topics shared.

The course is approximately 30 minutes in length. Be sure to check out the resources section for this Udemy course for a more in-depth look at the artifacts presented.

If you have any comments or questions please contact the email provided at the end of the course.

Who this course is for:

  • Occupational therapists and Occupational Therapy Students
  • Physical Therapists and Physical Therapy Students
  • Certified Ergonomic Assessment Specialists (CEAS)
  • Dentists and Dental Students
  • Dental Hygienists and Dental Hygiene Students
  • Dental Assistants and Dental Assistant Students


Instructor at Udemy
Lauren Muzzalupo
  • 4.4 Instructor Rating
  • 10 Reviews
  • 345 Students
  • 1 Course

I am a third year occupational therapy doctoral student studying at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. I am set to graduate in May 2023, officially becoming at OTD. I am a Certified Ergonomic Assessment Specialist (CEAS) with interest in ergonomics in health care. I have an interest in hand therapy and inpatient rehabilitation. I hope you enjoy my courses. Please reach out if you have any questions or comments.

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