Using a problem solving technique to address musculoskeletal disorder signs and symptoms can help dental hygienists maintain optimal health, quality of life, and career satisfaction.
By Claudia Michalak-Turcotte, CDA, RDH, MSDH, MSOSH, and Martha Sanders, MA, MSOSH, OTR/L CAPS
Noting harmful chair side postures through assessment and observation and making necessary adjustments can make the difference in maintaining a healthy career in dental hygiene.
By Melanie Simmer-Beck, RDH, MS, and Bonnie Branson, RDH, PhD
Preventive strategies can keep practice pain-free and ensure a long career in clinical dental hygiene.
By Tabitha Tavoc, RDH, MEd, and Marylou E. Gutmann, RDH, MA
Increased magnification—from loupes to dental microscopes–can boost treatment outcomes, improve diagnostic ability, and mitigate musculoskeletal health risks.
By Jean C. Wu, DDS, and Arvie Malik, RDH, BS
Correct grasp, neutral positioning of the upper extremities, and hand, wrist, and forearm relationships are crucial to preventing repetitive strain injuries.
By Michelle L. Sensat, RDH, MS
Maintaining good posture while practicing will minimize neck, shoulder, and low back pain.
By Patricia Nunn, RDH, MS
The right surgical magnification system can support your musculoskeletal health and improve treatment outcomes.
By Susanne Sunell, RDH, EdD, and Lance Rucker, DDS, FACD
Cumulative trauma disorders can be prevented and successfully treated with the right approach.
By M. Elaine Parker, RDH, MS, PhD
Postural, positioning, and stretching strategies for career longevity.
By Bethany Valachi, MS, PT, CEAS
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