Do Your Patients Fear the Dentist? Here’s How You Can Help Them

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Dentophobia, often known as dental phobia, encompasses not just the fear of dentists and dental appointments, but also of all dental related operations.  Many people fear going to the dentist. As we get older, that feeling can develop into actual dental anxiety, causing many people to avoid visits to the dentist. How can you, as […]

The Best Ways to Combat Dental Operator Burnout

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Dentists, even those who are new to their practice, are burning out quickly. Heavy patient loads, the pressures of operating a business, musculoskeletal issues and pain, and many other factors are contributing to burnout in dentistry. Studies show that the most common symptoms of professional dental burnout include:  Emotional exhaustion  General frustration  Feeling worn out […]

How Musculoskeletal Issues Affect Dental Hygienists

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There are troubling numbers in the dental industry when it comes to pain management and musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) in dental hygienists. Research shows that MSDs are one of the most common causes of workplace-related injuries, making up over 30 percent of total cases. The same research notes that about 92 percent of all dental professionals […]

Optimal Positioning for Dental Patients

When it comes to treating dental patients, positioning is everything. It not only determines whether the patient is comfortable, proper patient positioning also allows dentists and hygienists greater access to treatment areas with significantly less effort. This enables you, the dental operator, to work without discomfort and lower the chances of musculoskeletal issues from occurring.  Is there a right […]

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