The Choice to Empower Your Health
Dental clinicians are at high risk for musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs). Up to 96% of dental hygienists report pain due to clinical work habits, including repetitive movements, bending, twisting, reaching, incorrect operator and patient positioning, and a static posture. Ergonomics is the science of fitting the working environment to the practitioner, instead of forcing one’s body to acclimate to the environment. Practicing proper ergonomics can increase productivity, decrease pain, and lengthen one’s career.
Prioritize the most important piece of ergonomic equipment
When thinking of dental ergonomic equipment, many different pieces come to mind: operator and patient chairs, loupes, instruments, handpieces, and operatory design to name a few. But there is one piece of equipment that is the most important of all, and it's free! Your mind.