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
Selecting a seating option that supports a neutral spine and promotes
comfort will help dental hygienists reduce the ergonomic risks faced in
By Becca D. Jordre, PT, DPT, GCS, CEEAA, Cert MDT, and
JoNell Bly, RDH, BS
The same ergonomic tools used by dental hygienists to improve visual
acuity may also help patients strengthen their self-care regimens.
By Frances McConaughy, RDH, MS
These complementary therapies can help reduce the recurring musculoskeletal
pain often experienced by clinical dental hygienists. By Tabitha Tavoc, RDH, PhD
A variety of interventions is available to help clinicians reduce the
risk of injury and practice more efficiently.
By Hadeel Mohammed Ayoub, BSDH, MS(c), and Michele Leonardi Darby, BSDH, MS
Here’s how to incorporate relaxation into your daily workday.
By Susan S. Parker, RDH, MEd, MBA
Positioning, grasp, fulcrums, and instrument design are integral to
improving the ergonomics of instrumentation.
By Lisa J. Moravec, RDH, MS
Coaxial illumination can help dental
professionals improve their field of vision
while also providing ergonomic benefits.
By Emily R. Holt, RDH, MHA, CDA, and
Roberta Hoebeke, RN, PhD, FNP-BC
Dental hygienists can improve their occupational health by incorporating a stretching routine into their daily practice.
By Howell Tapley, PT, PhD, OCS
Strategies to reduce the risk of injury during off-work hours.
By Becca D. Jorde, PT, DPT, GCS, Cert MDT, and JoNell Bly, RDH, BS
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