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Love is a Battlefield: The Ergonomic Woes of an RDH

Ergonomics plays a key role in clinician safety inside and outside of the operatory. Love is a Battlefield will review common workplace injuries associated with the dental hygiene environment and what clinicians can do to increase career longevity through movement. New techniques, including integrating technology, can be implemented immediately into the practice setting.

Learning Objectives:

• Review the dental hygiene environment including risks and common injuries
• Recognize techniques to prevent injury inside and outside the operatory
• Introduce technology to enhance ergonomic safety and career longevity such as seating,
magnification, instruments, dental hygiene handpiece, and work pace
• Discover new-to-market devices that assist is enhancing clinician comfort and safety