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8 things dental professionals need to know about exercise
8 things dental professionals need to know about exerciseThe exercises that work for the average person can be damaging to a dental professional’s health — but do you know which ones are dangerous?
A mysterious upper-back pain syndrome in dental professionals
A mysterious upper-back pain syndrome in dental professionalsScalene trigger points often fly under the radar of clinical treatment, but they can have serious consequences for dental professionals.
The ergonomic benefits of saddle-style stools
The ergonomic benefits of saddle-style stoolsSaddle up! Research has shown that a saddle-style stool could save your health—and your career.
Are right angles... wrong?
Are right angles... wrong?For years, sitting with your hips at a 90-degree angle was thought to be ideal. But research suggests otherwise.
Are dental loupes improving or worsening your neck health?
Are dental loupes improving or worsening your neck health?Selecting the correct loupes can make a big difference for your health.
The 4 ergonomic ‘must-haves’ in a patient chair
The 4 ergonomic ‘must-haves’ in a patient chairNaturally, you want your patient to be comfortable. However, when we compare how many hours a year the average patient spends reclined in a dental chair (several hours), with the time you spend hovering over the oral cavity (over 2000 hours), who is really at risk of developing discomfort or pain?
Is chronic pain ruining your day?You’re not alone—almost two thirds of dentists retire early because of neck and lower back pain, and scores of others throw in the towel due to chronic shoulder, upper back, hand, arm, and leg pain.