CDHBC QAP Competency – D3
A variety of instruments are used in a dental practice on a daily basis but your hands are unquestionably your most important “tool”. This 90-minute session will provide participants with tips and suggestions to keep their hands in working order.
Participants will gain an appreciation of the complexity and amazing versatility of the hand through a brief overview of pertinent anatomy and function.
The presenter will walk you through five common hand disorders – carpal tunnel syndrome, cubital tunnel syndrome, thumb osteoarthritis, “trigger” finger and De Quervain’s tenosynovitis – touching on who gets the disorder, what it feels like, how it is diagnosed and how it is managed.
Prevention strategies will be discussed with a special focus on the dental practice environment.
Lori De Pauw is a physiotherapist with over 35 years experience working in both hospital and private practice settings in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Ms. De Pauw holds a bachelor of medical rehabilitation in physiotherapy (1979) and a master’s of science in rehabilitation (1996) from the University of Manitoba. Her clinical practice and master’s studies have had a special focus on rehabilitation of the arm and hand. Her research paper was awarded both the Best Scientific Paper and the Petzoldt award for innovative research by the American Society of Hand Therapists. She is a former lecturer in hand disorders at the College of Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Manitoba. Ms. De Pauw currently practices in Winnipeg, Manitoba.