As a dental hygienist, dentist or dental staff member, you put the patient’s comfort first. If a patient has a hard time reclining fully or positioning themselves for a cleaning or exam, you twist and contort to make it work. But this can take a toll on your back and neck.
Take breaks during the day to realign and stretch with our list of stretch remedies for back and neck pain.
If you work at a dental office and experience tension or pain from on-the-job tasks, you’re not alone. The California Department of Public Health created a video series on dental hygiene and ergonomics or increasing efficiency and productivity and reducing discomfort.
Learn more about what goes on inside the dental industry.