Category: Ergonomics

Everything Dentists and Assistants Need to Know About Patient Positioning

Why is proper patient positioning important in dentistry? This practice is critical not only to dental care, it also benefits both patients and practitioners in terms of comfort. Proper patient positioning increases comfort, improves access, and ensures the delivery of high-quality dental care. What are the best ways to position patients, and is there something […]

The Most Common Causes of Shoulder Pain in Dentists

The repetitive nature of dental work, combined with awkward postures and extended periods of static positions, is a huge contributor to shoulder pain and musculoskeletal disorders. It’s a common issue among dentists and hygienists, but there are ways to alleviate this pain. What can you do to reduce discomfort and promote long-term musculoskeletal health?  Why […]

How to Treat More Comfortably as a Dental Hygienist

Dental hygienists help patients stay comfortable while working on their oral health. However, the job demands top-notch physical fitness because they spend most of their time hunched over performing repetitive treatments on their patients. That’s why embracing healthy ergonomics and prioritizing comfort helps prevent injury or strain.   How can you work more comfortably as a […]

How Dental Professionals Can Mitigate Trigger Point Pain

Trigger points among dental professionals are common due to numerous risk factors, including mental stress, sustained muscle contraction, lack of movement, repetitive motions, poor body mechanics and ergonomics, and poor posture and body symmetry. Trigger points are among the most misunderstood sources of pain, but they are also one of the most common in dental […]



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