Invite Stephanie To Speak
Stephanie offers lectures to various dental and dental hygiene associations in and outside of the state of Colorado. She educates about the importance of proper ergonomics to avoid pain and improve the dental practitioners’ quality of life, both inside and outside the operatory.
Protecting Your most Valuable Instrument: Your Body
The dental profession is at high risk for musculoskeletal disorders (MSD), with up to 96% of practitioners reporting pain due to clinical work habits. This is due to repetitive movements, bending, twisting, reaching, incorrect operator and patient positioning, and performing repetitive movements in a static posture.
Ergonomics is the science of fitting the working environment to the practitioner, instead of forcing one's body to acclimate to the environment. Practicing proper ergonomics can increase productivity, decrease pain, and lengthen one's career. Allowing the individual to practice pain-free, ergonomics can increase the quality of one's life and work satisfaction.
At the conclusion of this course, participants will learn ergonomic techniques, exercises, and equipment choices to allow them to practice pain-free.
The Dental Professional’s Role in Supporting Patients with Substance Use Disorder
According to recent studies, about 1 in 12 adults in America have an active substance use disorder. In addition, about 30% of adults misuse substances without showing any outward signs of a disorder. Research indicates substances have a detrimental effect on one’s health, including oral health.
The dental professional can play a vital role in supporting patients with substance use disorder. Oftentimes dental providers are the health care professionals spending the most one-on-one time with patients. Therefore, they are in a position to screen and advise patients on this issue. With the right skills and confidence, dental professionals can serve as the first line of defense against risky substance use.
"Miss Stephanie Botts spoke to the Delaware dental hygiene Association recently and was a dynamic speaker. She was great to work with from the first email to the last email. The attendees loved the audience interaction, her slides, and most of all the information that she gave us; we all took something home that we will continue to use in practice. We hope to have her back and in Delaware again."
— Teresa Matoni RDH
First vice president Delaware Dental Hygiene Association