Welcome to The EmpowerDent Program
Your key to ending the epidemic of musculoskeletal pain in dental professionals and making your dental clinic thrive!
Common phrases I hear from dental professionals in my own clinic
"My neck hurts so much after just 1 or 2 patients"
"I had to call out of work for the past week because my back hurt so bad."
"I'm thinking of retiring, my shoulders and neck are just getting so bad."
Poor Ergonomics: workstations that encourage improper positioning
Awkward Positions: bending and twisting to access the oral cavity
Lack of Movement: staying stationary throughout most of the workday
The EmpowerDent Program utilizes a proactive approach to health and well-being, equipping dental professionals with practical tools and knowledge to maintain proper posture, ergonomics, and self-care practices. By fostering these healthy habits, the program aims to reduce absenteeism, increase productivity, and improve the bottom line for dental clinics.
This is NOT a quick fix or a short-term solution, but a comprehensive system designed to instill long-lasting, effective habits that will have a profound impact on the health and success of dental clinics.
A Message from Dr. Nicholas Mercer
Download the Ergonomic Tracker
Your Ideal Position
Ideal Patient Position
Ideal Tool Position (Working Area)
Dentist with Assistant Position
Types of Chairs
Download the Exercise Tracker
Common Postural Faults
Forward Head with Rotation
Shoulder Elevation and Internal Rotation
Lumbar Flexion When Standing
Posterior Pelvic Tilt When Seated
Headache and/or Neck Pain
Upper Back Pain
Lower Back Pain
Numbness/Tingling in Upper Extremities
Sciatica or Numbness/Tingling in Foot
EmpowerDent's benefits are multifaceted, and they revolve around three main pillars: Decreased Absenteeism, Increased Productivity, and Improved Clinic Bottom Line.
Decreased Absenteeism: The program is designed to minimize work-related musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) common in dental professionals, which can lead to absenteeism. By offering preventive measures, ergonomic solutions, and wellness strategies, EmpowerDent can help reduce the prevalence of these issues, resulting in less time off work due to physical discomfort or injury.
Increased Productivity: As a secondary effect of decreased absenteeism, EmpowerDent also contributes to increased productivity. When dental professionals are healthy, comfortable, and pain-free, they can focus better on their tasks, leading to more efficient and effective work. Moreover, the program provides strategies for stress management and work-life balance, further enhancing productivity.
Improved Clinic Bottom Line: All of these benefits contribute to an improved bottom line for dental clinics. With less absenteeism and higher productivity, clinics can better serve their patients, leading to increased patient satisfaction and, subsequently, a more successful and profitable practice.
What sets EmpowerDent apart is its comprehensive, convenient, and expert-guided approach to improving the wellbeing of dental professionals.
Expert Guidance- from a Doctor of Physical Therapy with experience treating and advising dentists and dental hygienists.
Convenient Online Format- EmpowerDent is offered in a flexible online format that can be accessed anywhere, anytime.
Comprehensive Curriculum- Unlike a "Lunch & Learn", EmpowerDent is a comprehensive system designed to instill effective, long-term habits.
Ongoing Support- we don't just deliver a course and move on: we provides ongoing support to ensure that participants continue to apply and benefit from the system.
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