Florida Dental Convention

FDC2023 Session Directory

Advanced Scaling and Ergonomics Workshop: Elevate Your Career to a New Level!

Course Code: W03
Speaker: Ms. Diane Millar, RDH, MA
CE Hours: 3.00
Start: Thursday, June 29, 2023, 9:00 AM
End: Thursday, June 29, 2023, 12:00 PM
Audience: Hygienists


 EARLY 4/14


 ONSITE 6/16 






This workshop will provide a hands-on scaling experience designed to enhance scaling efficacy and proper ergonomics to prevent work-related pain, musculoskeletal injuries and disabilities. Through video clips and hands-on participation using instruments with wider handles, attendees will learn advanced and reinforced scaling techniques in every quadrant on a typodont model attached to a portable simulation unit. During this course, participants will receive a copy of Diane Millar's book, Reinforced Periodontal Instrumentation and Ergonomics for the Dental Care Provider . Attendance is limited to 24.

Learning objectives:

Participants will be able to:

  • exhibit an ideal grasp, advanced instrumentation scaling techniques, ideal fulcrum rests and optimal postural ergonomics while working to enhance scaling precision, prevention and protection.
  • understand how to protect hands, wrists, arms, shoulders, neck and back while scaling to prevent injuries that can lead to a career ending disability.
  • demonstrate ideal postural strategies around the patient chair for every quadrant while scaling in a seated posture or while standing to prevent prolonged static postures which can lead to career-ending injuries.

Participant Requirements:


Equipment Sponsor(s):

LM Dental

Speaker: Ms. Diane Millar, RDH, MA

About the speaker: Registered dental hygienist; master’s degree in education, Pepperdine University; faculty, West Coast University; owner, Innovative RDH Strategies.

Disclosure: I or members of my immediate family have a financial relationship with LM-Dental, Ultralight Optics Inc. and Zirc Dental Products that may be relevant to this presentation.

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