Maintaining fitness and sticking to a regular exercise routine may help oral health professionals prevent work-related injury.
By Jacquelyn L. Fried, RDH, MS
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
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
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
Regular yoga practice many help dental hygienists
maintain their musculoskeletal health.
By Aubreé M. Chismark, RDH, MS
Ergonomic interventions may help dental hygienists protect their musculoskeletal health.
By Lynn Marsh, RDH, EdD
When investigating ergonomic interventions, oral health
professionals should incorporate this important process to
increase the likelihood of success.
By Karen Kott, PT, PhD
With the help of new technology, clinicians can enhance their view of the oral cavity while improving ergonomics and patient care.
BY JoNELL BLY, RDH, BS, AND BECCA D. JORDRE, PT, DPT, GCS, CEEAA, CERT MDT
Dental hygienists can use a variety of techniques to
reduce the negative effects of stress.
By Claudia Michalak-Turcotte, CDA, RDH, MSDH, MSOSH,
and Martha Atwood Sanders, PhD, MSOSH, OTR/L CPE
An individually designed program provided by a physical therapist
can help oral health professionals improve strength, flexibility,
endurance, and patterns of posture and movement.
By Karen Kott, PT, PhD, and Margaret F. Lemaster, BSDH, MS
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