Habits for Healthy Practice

Positioning, grasp, fulcrums, and instrument design are integral to improving the ergonomics of instrumentation.
By Lisa J. Moravec, RDH, MS

Shine a Light

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

Stretching for Musculoskeletal Health

Dental hygienists can improve their occupational health by incorporating a stretching routine into their daily practice.
By Howell Tapley, PT, PhD, OCS

Protect Your Musculoskeletal Health

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

Posture Makes Perfect

Follow these ergonomic strategies to improve your musculoskeletal health.
By Martha J. Sanders, PhD, MSOSH, OTR/L, CPE, and Claudia Michalak Turcotte, CDA, RDH, MS

Help for Tension Headaches

Follow these strategies for effective prevention and treatment of this common ailment.
By Howell Tapley, PT, PhD, OCS

Hand Health

Tips for preventing and managing soft tissue disorders of the hands.
By Nancy Kane Mann, RDH, MSEd, and Mary D. Cooper, RDH, MSEd

Joint Protection

Tips for treating and preventing osteoarthritis of the thumb, a common ailment among dental hygienists.
By Howell Tapley, PT, PhD, OCS

Avoid Low Back Pain

Musculoskeletal disorders, particularly low back pain, are common among oral health professionals. Here are strategies to keep your back healthy.
By Karen Kott, PT, PhD, and Gayle B. McCombs, RDH, MS

Magnification Basics

Tips on choosing the best loupes system to help you improve your working posture and musculoskeletal health.
By M. Anjum Shah, BSDH, RDH, MS, and Joan M. Pellegrini, RDH, MS, PhD

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