posture

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.
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.
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.
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 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?
3 ergonomic mistakes that could end your dental career
3 ergonomic mistakes that could end your dental careerTwo out of three dental professionals report occupational pain — pain that if left unaddressed could progress to an injury or career-ending disability. From my 15 years of providing ergonomic consultations in dentistry, I can safely say that the following three ergonomic mistakes are among the primary reasons I see many dentists and hygienists develop debilitating pain syndromes and/or retire early.