Crescent Bodyrest System’s Ergonomic Design Reduces Workplace Pain
During a normal day, dentists and hygienists bend forward or to the side while working on patients’ teeth, sometimes for long periods of time. Add to this, the need to use awkward hand and arm postures, it is no surprise that back and shoulder pain are consistently reported as the top musculoskeletal disorder among professionals working in dentistry.
Often dentists and hygienists are more focused on patient comfort and pay little attention to their own discomfort until the pain becomes overwhelming.
According to Dental Ergonomics Expert Bethany Valachi, PT, MS, CEAS, “. . . proper patient positioning techniques can go a long way in preventing the progression toward chronic pain or potential injury in dentistry. In fact, it has been shown that dental hygienists who take the time to carefully position their patients to promote a direct view have significantly fewer headaches. Patient positioning techniques will vary slightly depending upon the quadrant being treated, the patient’s tolerance to reclining, and patient chair shape and width.”1 (www.posturedontics.com. Watch the video "Positioning for Success in Dentistry" from Ms. Valachi's DVD)
Purchasing ergonomically designed dental chairs for the entire clinic is likely to be expensive. And, rolling towels to support a patient’s neck is ineffective.
The Crescent Bodyrest System is an affordable option and is designed to correctly position patients during treatments. The system easily fits into your existing dental chair to provide you with the best ergonomic adjustment in the tight space available. All four pads work together to ensure patients are comfortable and stable overall and therefore willing to sit still during procedures. That’s another plus for achieving proper patient positioning and alignment.
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1 Bethany Valachi, PT, MS, CEAS, Positioning for success, Registered Dental Hygienist, Volume 32, Issue 1, January 2012.