Ergonomics


The Pilates Approach to Back Pain

Simple exercises can help dental professionals prevent and treat back pain.
By Susan S. Parker, RDH, MEd, MBA

The Core of Ergonomic Practice

Practicing Pilates to develop and maintain strong core muscles.
By Susan S. Parker, RDH, MEd, MBA

Visual Acuity Without Injury

Reduce your risk of work-related musculoskeletal disorders with magnification loupes and co-axial illumination.
By Bonnie Branson, RDH, PhD, and Melanie Simmer-Beck, BSDH, MS

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



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