Summary

Videos of the six components of posture are presented to allow the learner to recognize structurally stable positioning, the boundaries that define safe working conditions, and movement strategies that will enhance visualization during compromised positioning. Examples of stretches and strengthening exercises that target postural support and injury prevention for dental professionals also are incorporated as are stretching guidelines. All videos are available and can be viewed as often as needed.

Another component of the course reviewed the science behind sitting and the elements that should be considered when selecting a chair. No one chair will meet the needs of all individuals, and no one chair exhibits all the ideal characteristics that support structural stability. It is not the intent to promote a specific chair, but provide guidance based on science when making your selection. Keep these concepts in mind when putting your practice in motion.