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Posture and Positioning (29May21)

This is a unique introduction to the Posture and positioning related to pain, communications, and clinical skills. (1.5h - online Course)

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Posture and Positioning (29May21)
Posture and Positioning (29May21)

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29 May 2021, 10:00 – 11:30

Zoom Online

About the Event

Course Summary:

This is a unique introduction to the Posture and positioning related to pain, communications, and clinical skills.

Maintaining a good posture helps practitioners to achieve superior outcomes and protects them from future problems such as back pain. This is the central theme of the course. Having a correct position allows the practitioner to see the working areas properly which optimizes performance and avoids iatrogenic damages.

Some clinicians think that having their eyes closer to the working area would help them to have better control of their handpiece. Yet, being too close to the targeted surface area would not only decrease the level of accuracy, but also create discomfort for the patient.

When practitioners have to move their head or change their posture to check the task done, it means that at the time of the procedure the clinician was not able to see the working surface area correctly. Not having the most suitable posture for the task would most likely let your treatment outcomes down.

Studies demonstrate that about 85.5% of clinicians have a forward head posture, while 68.8% have a round shoulder posture. More interestingly 36.1%of practitioners suffer scoliosis and hyperlordosis.

Most of the work postures studies demonstrate a high risk to the lower back and neck however, even with an appropriate posture muscle strengthening exercises for the neck can play an important role minimising the risk.

A simple and quick discussion on above mentioned points will help practitioners to achieve higher and avoid complications.


This online CPD course aims to prevent pain and discomfort of work standards and help to improve the communications skills as well as clinical outcomes.


The broad aim of this online course is to provide clinicians in primary care with the principles of posture and positioning to improve their clinical outcomes, clinical communications and prevent muscular pain and stress.

A session designed for the UK and overseas General Dental Practitioners (GDP), hygienists, therapists.

In addition, you will gain more confidence in dealing with elderly patients and an opportunity to share insights and listen to fellow delegates in a reflective discussion.

Learning Objectives:

By the end of the session, the delegates should be able to demonstrate improved skills in:

· Be aware of the possible patients’ positionings

· Improve your postures and vision during work

· Improve professional communication skills with your patients

· Minimise risk factors

· Improve clinical skills

· Gain more confidence in your clinical performances

Role Intended:

Clinicans (Dentists,Dental Therapists, Dental Hygienists:  Specially those who are suffering back pain or wants to improve thier clinical skills)

Clinical Dental Technicians

Overseas qualified dentisist who wants to take registration exam

Dental Students


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Students’ tickets are only for undergraduate students.

Tickets are non-refundable!

Development outcomes

A, C, D


Pre study is not required


For general enquiries for this course please contact


Dr Ali Nankali is a Clinical Senior Lecturer in Teaching and Innovation Centre in the Barts and the London Medical and Dental School. In 1998, he took a keen interest in restorative dentistry which led him to commence his extensive research. Following his research, he proposed number of novel inventions such as including Nankali Post System, Nankali bur and Masticatory force classification. He was awarded his PhD in 2004 by National Medical University in Kiev/Ukraine where he registered as a specialist in Prosthodontics. His engineering background in addition to his prosthetics and Maxillofacial clinical experiences helped him in achieving interesting outcomes on his researches.

At his current position, he is involved with undergraduate, postgraduate teaching as well as regularly running external courses such as CPD courses, and chair and have talks on national and international conferences. He is an international speaker.

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