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Aligning your instrumentation skills and preserving your professional career

2019-08-13T11:28:29-04:00
For Dentists and Dental Hygienists:
3, 4, or full day CEU hours

Course Description:

In light of the growing statistics reported by dental care professionals experiencing chronic musculoskeletal disorders, this program highlights the dynamics that affect the performance efficiency of every dental clinician. The central theme of this seminar is ergonomics and guides the participant through techniques to improve their operatory design, dental instrument selection, maintenance and positioning to alleviate chronic disorders in all aspects of patient care. Participants will leave the program with a clearer understanding and ergonomic plan to improve their day-to-day activities and avoid long term work-related injuries.

caperila_lillian Lil Caperila has enjoyed over 35 years of experience in dental hygiene practice and teaching. In 2000, Lil accepted a position in the corporate environment as a Professional Educator and Manager of Education Programs with Premier Dental Products Company in Plymouth Meeting, PA. This role has afforded her the opportunity to deliver well over 500 seminars throughout the United States and among her colleagues internationally.

A graduate of Montgomery County Community College with an A.S. degree in applied science and certificate in dental hygiene, she has practiced in the Philadelphia area as a periodontal co-therapist for 24 years.

In 1989, Lil achieved her bachelor’s degree in dental hygiene education from Thomas Jefferson University and later completed her master’s degree in instructional design and training from Penn State University.

Lil served as the President of Pennsylvania Dental Hygienists’ Association in 1999-2000, and the recipient of the ADHA Irene Newman Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Advancement of Dental Hygiene as well as National Award for Student Advisor at Harcum College, Bryn Mawr, PA.

In 2009, Lil was selected as the first alumnus of her college to be named to their Alumni Hall of Fame at Montgomery County College. In 2014, the college selected Lil as one of their Fabulous 50 Alumni celebrated during their 50th anniversary.

Last month, Lil received confirmation as a contributing author for the chapter on Dentinal Hypersensitivity in a new dental hygiene textbook entitled: “Dental Hygiene: Applications to Clinical Practice” published by F.A. Davis, Philadelphia.