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Yoganomics for the Dental Professional

April 28, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

$45.00 – $80.00

Friday, April 28, 2017
Vermont Technical College  Room 215  Williston VT
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
3 CEU’s


Do you find yourself,  looking at the work clock each day at 2 p.m., needing to  reach for that double expresso-grande mochaccino because you have three more hours of clinical care, are running 30-minutes behind and just want to stop, drop and nap?  Do you leave work each night with aching muscles; exhausted, dragging, and drained?

As dental professionals, we are caregivers. Many times we simply forget to slow down and take care of ourselves.  During my first 10 years as a hygienist,  ergonomic techniques did not exist for me. I assumed they were for a classroom setting. Quite often I moved disgracefully into my own poor posture, client/operator positioning. It felt good, it worked for me to get through the day and this could insure a good paycheck and avoid the dreaded running behind. Eventually, it was not my behind that was the problem, but my neck and cervical vertebra that suffered. Today, 20 years later, I continue to be an asset to all of my patients and coworkers, because I found the answer and I’d love to share it with you.

Yoganomics offers a way to:

  • feel great at work all the time
  • wake up your muscles
  • brighten up your mood
  • increase your energy levels
  • become and stay more alert
  • prolong your stamina
  • breathe deeply
  • enjoy work
  • enjoy your patients
  • embrace your co-workers
  •  love your beautiful career

Yoganomics provides effective ergonomics for the dental professional. I developed this workshop with ergonomics and proper work-posturing in mind. The healthy-movement workshop, also on video so you can use it at home), showcases simple maneuvers that can add years to your clinical life and keep your body pain-free. I designed it to help dental clinicians avoid the crippling effects of poor work-posturing and habits. Movements include stretches and breathing techniques that you can do in your operator chair right in your own operatory. They will keep you sitting pretty for your entire career. You’ll use these techniques daily for the rest of your dental life and love it.

Presented by:  Donna Yanus, RDH, RYT

Ms. Yanus received her dental hygiene degree at Luzerne County Community College and continued her education at Penn Dental School in Philadelphia.  There she received certification for the administration of local anesthetics and nitrous oxide sedation.

Donna has significant experience working as a office manager and clinical dental hygiene including non-surgical periodontal therapy utilizing laser technology.  In addition, she is a Dentrix representative as a certified office trainer.

Joining the Oral Cancer foundation motivated Donna to begin lecturing on the importance of implementing “the complete head and neck oral cancer screening for dental offices” as it was determined that the dental community is the first line of defense to increase public awareness of this debilitating disease.

Donna earned certification in Ashganga Yoga in 2009 and dedicates her weekly classes to the healthy posturing of dental professionals.  She has developed an instructional video and e-booklet on Dental Yoga.

*  This is a non-clinical course.




April 28, 2017
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
$45.00 – $80.00


Vermont Dental Hygienists’ Association


Vermont Technical College (201)
201 Lawrence Place
Williston, VT 05495-7166 United States
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