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2020 Seminars

The Star of the North conference offers a wide range of professional development seminars that allow dental professionals to earn CE credits. Click on each seminar below for more information, including pricing.

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Posture in Practice: Are You Equipped to Sit?

July 30, 2020
1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
  • Timothy J. Caruso, PT, MBA, MS, CEAS
  • Timothy J. Caruso, PT, MBA, MS, CEAS
  • Timothy J. Caruso, PT, MBA, MS, CEAS
  • Timothy J. Caruso, PT, MBA, MS, CEAS
  • Timothy J. Caruso, PT, MBA, MS, CEAS
  • Timothy J. Caruso, PT, MBA, MS, CEAS

Dentistry has come a long way from standing up to sitting down and yet dental professionals continue to assume extraordinary, awkward postures and techniques to deliver effective treatment. We will discuss posture, body mechanics and self-awareness with the goal of preventing and eliminating some of the ill-effects of dental practice on the practitioner. Also, positive static/dynamic seating options with the opportunity for a “hands on” sitting lab with participating seating vendors will be available.

Learning Objectives:
1) Discuss posture, body mechanics and ergonomics as it relates to dentistry.
2) Discuss the optimal characteristics of operator/assistant stools and patient chairs.
3) Discuss static and dynamic sitting options in the dental operatory.

Course Number: T08

Recommended for

  • Administrative Personnel
  • Dental Assistants
  • Dental Hygienists
  • Dental Technicians
  • Dental Therapist
  • Dentists
  • Nurses
  • Office Managers
  • Student Dentists

About the speakers

Timothy J. Caruso, PT, MBA, MS, CEAS

Mr. Caruso has been a practicing physical therapist for over 30 years, focusing his expertise in the area of manual therapy, orthopedics and ergonomics. He has worked extensively with the dental profession since 1988 in the areas of ergonomics, injury prevention, productivity, exercise and wellness. He continues with direct patient care at Marklund Wasmond Center in Illinois as well as Community Physical Therapy. He is a member of the ADA Dental Wellness Advisory Committee.

Timothy J. Caruso, PT, MBA, MS, CEAS

Timothy J. Caruso, PT, MBA, MS, CEAS

Timothy J. Caruso, PT, MBA, MS, CEAS

Timothy J. Caruso, PT, MBA, MS, CEAS

Timothy J. Caruso, PT, MBA, MS, CEAS

Credits

Fundamental CE Credits 3.0
Elective CE Credits 0
DANB Credits 0
Core CE Credits 0
Core Topic N/A

Fees

Dentist Early Bird Fee $35.00
Staff Early Bird Fee $35.00
Dentist Regular Fee $45.00
Staff Regular Fee $45.00