NDP Episode 47: The Power of Dental Ergonomics in your Career Longevity with Dr. Aniko Ball

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In this week’s episode I had the great pleasure of interviewing Dr. Aniko Ball who is a dentist in Melbourne, Australia. After decades of working with chronic neck and back pain issues, Dr. Aniko got passionate about ergonomics and founded Optimum Dental Posture which is a course and seminar that she runs several time per year.

Optimum Dental Posture's 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. And she was super generous with her time and knowledge in this episode sharing a lot of valuable information about posture, ergonomics and dental loupes.

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I hope you guys enjoy this episode!

About Dr. Ball:

https://optimumdentalposture.com

Dr Anikó Ball founded Optimum Dental Posture after recovering from decades of work related chronic pain practising as a dentist. Worldwide research shows an alarming incidence of occupational musculoskeletal disorders in the dental profession. Dental ergonomic research has focused on the equipment and the surgery layout - the Outer Ergonomics, overlooking the importance of the operator's efficiency in posture and movement - the Inner Ergonomics. Optimum Dental Posture specializes in the recovery and prevention of work related injuries in the dental profession by training clinicians in the Inner Ergonomic principles of the Alexander Technique in posture and movement. Optimum Dental Posture's 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.

Links Discussed in the show:

In this video a neurologist explains the impact of the Alexander Technique on patient care:

https://vimeo.com/265621618

The Active Rest Position

https://optimumdentalposture.com/activerest

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