By Kate Hunger
Two occupational therapy faculty participated in a series of ergonomics courses for dental professionals designed to help dental students achieve good positioning while in clinical settings.
Kimatha Grice, OTD, OTR, CHT associate professor and Ricky Joseph, Ph.D., OTR associate professor participated in the August sessions organized by Juanita Lozano-Pineda, D.D.S., M.P.H, associate dean for external affairs in the School of Dentistry.
Grice and Dr. Joseph gave feedback to about 100 dental students in five lab groups over three days.
The effort offers interprofessional opportunities for students.
“In spring, hopefully, Occupational Therapy students can do on-site assessments with dental students in the clinic,” Grice said.