Coaxial Illumination

When properly worn and carefully chosen, coaxial illumination may enhance not only visual acuity, but also proper posture. By Emily Ludwig, RDH, MSDH, 
and Margaret F. Lemaster, BSDH, MS

An Interprofessional Approach To Ergonomics

A collaboration between occupational therapy and dental hygiene departments increased awareness of the common pitfalls that lead to musculoskeletal disorders in the dental setting. By Claudia Turcotte, CDA, RDH, MSDH, MSOSH; Martha J. Sanders, PhD, MSOSH, OTR/L, CPE; and Patricia A. Johnson, RDH, MS

Musculoskeletal Health: When to Seek Professional Help

Oral health professionals should understand the common signs and symptoms of musculoskeletal health problems and when intervention is needed. By Howell Tapley, PT, MSPT, PhD; Stasia Tapley, PT, DPT; and Tiffany Idlewine, PT, DPT, OCS

A Profession at Risk

Oral health professionals need to develop a prevention plan to reduce their risk of musculoskeletal disorders. By Lynn Marsh, RDH, EdD

Advances in VIsual Acuity

Clinicians have a variety of options available to improve their viewing of the oral cavity. By Frances McConaughy, RDH, MS

Ensure Proper Fit

Implementing well-fitting loupes into clinical practice can improve both ergonomics and the quality of patient care. By Emily Ludwig, RDH, MSDH, and Susan Lynn Tolle, BSDH, MS

Antidotes for Musculoskeletal Disorders

Maintaining fitness and sticking to a regular exercise routine may help oral health professionals prevent work-related injury. By Jacquelyn L. Fried, RDH, MS

Tai Chi for Health

Dental Hygienists can enhance both their psychological and physical health by participating in this ancient form of exercise.
By Howell Tapley, PT, PhD, OCS, AND Stasia Tapley, PT, DPT

Reducing Muscle Workload

The use of cordless handpieces may help dental hygienists mitigate their risk of musculoskeletal disorders.
By Gayle B. McCombs, RDH, MS, and Daniel M. Russell, PhD

Preventive Interventions for Musculoskeletal Disorders

Evaluating the evidence behind strategies designed to reduce the risk of these common injuries is key to improving the ergonomics of clinical practice.
By Frances McConaughy, RDH, MS, and Shane Perry, RDH, MEd

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