August 20, 2022
Noëlle Santucci, DDS
Justin Jellin, DPT
Time: 9am to 1pm
Location: Courtyard Marriott, 600 E Esplanade Dr, Oxnard Ca 93036
Registration starting at 8:20am
This course will be In-Person
Dental Ergonomics and Musculoskeletal Disorders and Prevention "Depending on how you sit in dentistry can be a pain in the asset"
Over 50% of dentists and hygienists will be affected by some form of musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) during their career. These MSDs can have a fiscal impact on a dental professional as they can either lead to a forced early retirement, an extended medical leave or decrease in the number of working days. It is imperative to be aware of the root causes of MSDs and to know the preventative strategies that allow dentists and hygienists to practice as long as they want. In this course attendees will learn about MSDs, risk factors to injury, preventive strategies to reduce musculoskeletal disorders and proper dental ergonomics. This course will be of benefit to the entire dental team.
Noëlle M Santucci, DDS, MA, RDH
Dr. Noelle Santucci, is an Associate Professor in the Department of
Preventive and Restorative Dentistry at the University of the Pacific, Arthur
A. Dugoni School of Dentistry.
Dr. Santucci received her Bachelors of Science Degree in Dental Hygiene
from Marquette University and her dental degree from University of the
Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry. After completing her
Advanced Education in Dentistry residency program, she received a
Masters Degree in Educational Psychology and Counseling from the
University of the Pacific Benerd School of Education. Along with private practice, she taught 1 day a week in the preclinical restorative course at University of the Pacific. Over the past 10 years, she has integrated and course directed the International Dental Students restorative curriculum and the DDS preclinical restorative curriculum.
Dr. Santucci has authored two chapters in Esthetic Dentistry in Clinical Practice and has published articles on nutrition, omega-3 in oral and systemic health and impression taking with the Isolite. She co-authored the research article "Dental and Physical Therapy Faculty Collaborate in Assessing and Educating Dental Students on Musculoskeletal Disorders”, which was published in the Journal of Dental Education. Dr. Santucci has presented CE courses on nutrition, ergonomics, musculoskeletal disorders, clinical photograpy and occlusion. She recently retired from private practice that she shared with her husband in Atherton, California.
She is a Fellow in the Pierre Fauchard Academy and in the American
College of Dentists.
Justin Jellin, DPT
Dr. Justin Jellin earned his Doctorate of Physical Therapy at the University of the Pacific, and has an undergraduate degree in Sports Sciences. In addition to clinical practice, he is the Program Director of RUNATOMY, a Running Gait Analysis Clinic at GSPORTS Physical Therapy in San Francisco. He has a special interest in sports medicine, especially cases that are interdisciplinarily complex.
Dr. Jellin is Clinical Instructor in the Department of Diagnostic Sciences at the University of the Pacific, Dugoni School of Dentistry. He lectures to students, faculty and staff on musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) and ergonomics.
Additionally, Dr. Jellin has presented numerous lectures to dentists and dental personnel on ergonomics, MSDs and exercise to counteract the effects of incorrect postures. He co-authored the article "Dental and Physical Therapy Faculty Collaborate in Assessing and Educating Dental Students on Musculoskeletal Disorders” which was published in the Journal of Dental Education.
He is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and contributes journal reviews for the Running Special Interest section of the APTA.
Amber Auger RDH, MPH
Time: 9am to 12pm
This course will be a Live ZOOM webinar
*ZOOM link will be sent to your registered email after 6PM Fri November 4th*
There are many clues that provide evidence of disease, such as occusal wear, recession, bleeding, fissured tongues, erythemic tissues, incipient lesions and many more. Determining our patient's risk factors for oral disease and systemic health is multi-factorial and our role as dental professionals allows us to evaluate the first signs of disease. This program will help you and your team review the patient's risk factor in-depth. While empowering the clinician to compare clinical technologies that align with the patient's lifestyle to reduce decrease disease. Recommended for all team members