ergonomics

Why poor posture can be a real pain in the neck
Why poor posture can be a real pain in the neckOne of the biggest dangers for dentists is strain caused by awkward positioning, so we take a look at how to combat injury.
The top exercises that can worsen dentists' health
The top exercises that can worsen dentists' healthYour exercise routine may be the most damaging part of your lifestyle—are you making these critical mistakes in your workouts?
Top 5 E-books of 2016DPR takes a look at the most-viewed dental E-books of 2016.
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.
A-dec's Inspire furniture collection improves workflow, efficiency
A-dec's Inspire furniture collection improves workflow, efficiencyA-dec consulted with dental professionals to optimize its new dental furniture line for improved workflow and efficiency, A-dec Inspire.
How to optimize and "ergonomize" your front office
How to optimize and "ergonomize" your front officeErgonomic challenges in the front office rivals can often rival those in the dental operatory! Just as in many dental operatory scenarios, you don’t have to break the bank to ‘ergonomize’ your front office. Here are the top problems I encounter in dental front offices and easy, economical fixes.
Top 5 checklist for a dental hygienist to do before becoming disabled
Top 5 checklist for a dental hygienist to do before becoming disabledThe practice of dental hygiene wreaks havoc on the body. Although many ergonomic improvements for safely practicing clinical hygiene are available, most of us do not make it to retirement age working chairside, even part time. Do you have a plan, should you become disabled?
Demystifying pain among women in dentistry
Demystifying pain among women in dentistryThe percentage of women pulling up chairside in the operatory is increasing. And studies show that women in dentistry experience a higher frequency and severity of pain than their male counterparts, with the thumbs, hands, hips, neck, and shoulder being particularly problematic.
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?
The biggest mistakes dentists make: Not staying physically active
The biggest mistakes dentists make: Not staying physically activeDr. Roger Levin has personally spoken to numerous dentists who want to retire because they are exhausted, not because they’ve stopped enjoying dentistry. That's one of the problems with being out of shape.