7 ergo tips to help you stay healthy

201411_V9_I4_Ergo_Fig2.ashxPracticing dentistry often involves being in uncomfortable postures and performing repetitive hand motions for long periods of time. As a result, 40 to 60 percent of dental professionals suffer from work-related musculoskeletal issues.

Are you one of them?

A good, ergonomically designed operatory, along with daily stretching and exercise, can help dental practitioners and their staff enjoy long, healthy careers.

Use the printable graphics on posture break exercises and quick stretches for dental staff to help you remember these exercises. Put one in every operatory to start your day out right.

The ADA Center for Professional Success has a series of videos that explain and demonstrate some easy in office stretches to keep you and your staff healthy. To watch the videos, click here.

In addition, the ADA Center for Professional Success is giving a way a Grace Digital ECOSTONE 100 percent waterproof wireless AptX™ Bluetooth speaker to one of ADA members. For more information and to enter the free sweepstakes by Aug. 31, click here.



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