The webinar will educate dental professionals who want to learn more about the impact of enhanced personal protective equipment on their health during COVID-19.
The American Dental Association (ADA) will host a free webinar, “COVID-19 PPE and Me: Issues, Questions, Concerns and Workarounds,” on Thursday, November 12 at 1:00 pm (CT).
The purpose of the webinar is to educate dental professionals who want to learn more about the impact of enhanced personal protective equipment (PPE) on their health. The presentation will also highlight the results of recent ADA survey data of dental practitioners who responded to questions about the health effects of PPE use during the pandemic.
Manish Chopra, DMD, will moderate the discussion, which will focus on understanding the issues related to enhanced PPE use during the COVID-19 pandemic; recognizing the ergonomics challenges and current concerns related to the use of PPE; and discussing potential workarounds or hacks to improve comfort and reduce injury risks.
Guest panelists include Tamara James, assistant consulting professor in family medicine and community health at Duke University Medical Center in North Carolina; Timothy Caruso, a practicing physical therapist with a focus on manual therapy, orthopedics, and ergonomics; and Robert A. Werner, MD, professor emeritus in the department of physical medicine and rehabilitation at the University of Michigan Medical Center.
This program is partially funded by a grant from Crest + Oral-B as part of the American Dental Association’s larger effort to support new dental practitioners and their teams in recovering from the impacts of COVID-19.
To register for the webinar, visit the Zoom link.