Personal Assessment

Determining your individual musculoskeletal risk and identifying potential problems can help prevent common work-related injuries.
By Bonnie Branson, RDH, PhD, and Melanie Simmer-Beck, BSDH, MS

Practicing Ergonomically Correct Dental Hygiene

How seat positioning, lighting, and instrument design can help you prevent injury.
By Lynn Marsh, RDH, BSDH, MS

Seating, Positioning, and Lighting

Keep your body injury-free with these cornerstones of ergonomics.
By Jennifer L. Brame, RDH, BS, MS

Gearing Up for Ergonomic Practice

Choosing the right equipment—from instruments to magnification—will help you reduce the risk of musculo skeletal disorders.
By Joyce A. Dais, RDH, MPH, MSEd, and Jo-Ann Rover, RDH, MPA

The Struggle for Musculoskeletal Health

Dental hygienists must remain aware of their movements and their environment in order to maintain their overall health without the typical aches and pains that often accompany the profession.
By Judith Kreismann, RDH, BS, MA

Zooming in on Magnification

A close up look at the use of magnification in dentistry and dental hygiene.
By Paul Michaelides, DDS, MScD, and Roger Stambaugh, DMD, MS, MSEd, FACD

Preventing Shoulder Injuries

Recognizing muscle tightness and reducing muscle imbalance through exercise can keep your shoulders healthy.
By Jill L. McNitt-Gray, PhD, and Witaya Mathiyakom, PT, PhD

Magnification for the Dental Hygienist

Are loupes a wise purchasing decision for the dental hygienist in clinical practice?
By Sharon Barbieri, RDH, MS

Reducing the Mechanical Demand

How to maintain musculoskeletal health while generating sufficient force for effective periodontal instrumentation.
By Jill L. McNitt-Gray, PhD, and Witaya Mathiyakom, PT, PhD

Developing A Plan of Action

Implementing and consistently updating an ergonomic care program that is based on a problem solving approach can help maintain musculoskeletal health.
By Claudia Michalak-Turcotte, CDA, RDH, MSDH, MSOSH, and Martha Sanders, MA, MSOSH, OTR/L CAPS

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