pain prevention

How do certain sports impact dental professionals' health?
How do certain sports impact dental professionals' health?It's summer and time to hit the water—but several popular summer sports can actually exacerbate muscle imbalances in dental professionals.
The importance of ergonomics for hygienists—and what dentists can do to help
The importance of ergonomics for hygienists—and what dentists can do to helpHygienists put their bodies through a lot of wear and tear on the job, but there are steps that can be taken to help prevent some of the damage. Here's what one hygienist thought dentists should know.
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.
5 ergonomics tips that could save your careerThe bottom line: Ergonomics could save your career. As such, we compiled a list of the top five ergonomics articles that we feel all dental professionals should read.
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.
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.
Top 10 DPR web articles of 2016DPR presents a list of the top 10 most popular articles from 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.
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.
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.