Where does NASA meet Dentistry?
A full-time practicing dentist, Dr. Ahearn consulted with ergonomists from NASA and industry, and with engineering consultants from universities such as M.I.T. and R.I.S.D., to create a comprehensive analysis of dental operator performance and health.
The founder of Design/Ergonomics, the nation’s largest independent dental office design firm, as well as Ergonomic-Products, a manufacturer of high-productivity, ergonomically sound dental equipment will visit Pennsylvania as a keynote speaker May 11 and 12.
Topics will include:
- a dozen projects that will make your office a fun, easy and productive place to work.
- 17 principles of an attractive, comfortable and highly productive office
- a clear outline of objectives for your new or improved practice design
Attendees will earn more than seven CE credits.
Dr. Ahearn is a true boss player in the game
Trained in prosthetics at the University of Michigan, Dr. Ahearn, like many of us, struggled to reconcile his desire for the highest quality possible with the requirements for practice success. His discovery of the principles found in the Toyota Production System in the early 90’s – and his subsequent application of them to dentistry – began a quality and productivity revolution that is at the heart of his design work.
Dr. Ahearn has held faculty positions at both the University of Michigan and NYU’s College of Dentistry, and was a founding member of the ADA’s Ergonomics Subcommittee. He is a frequent lecturer and contributor to numerous dental publications, including multiple chapters in the ADA’s current Practical Guide to Dental Office Design.