7 Ergo Tips to Help You Stay Healthy

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

Practicing 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?

Here are a series of videos that explain and demonstrate some easy in office stretches to keep you and your staff healthy.  Watch the videos below.

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

Ergonomics Tip 1:

Neck Pain

Ergonomics Tip 2:

Neck-Shoulder Stretches

Ergonomics Tip 3:

Back Stretches

Ergonomics Tip 4:

Back Pain

Ergonomics Tip 5:

Arm Pain and Stretches

Ergonomics Tip 6:

Hand Pain and Stretches

Ergonomics Tip 7:

Leg and Foot Pain