This week Matt is joined by Stephanie Botts, RDH, BSDH, CEAS about the prevalence of pain in dental hygiene and what we can do inside and outside the operatory to feel better and ensure career longevity. Stephanie is a certified ergonomics specialist with a passion for helping the oral health community make simple changes that help reduce workplace discomfort and injury. Listen in!
“Part of my frustration with ergonomics is that there isn’t a lot of information out there.”
“The first hour I just observe the clinician.”
“The patient is positioned in a great way for the patient, but not the clinician.”
“You have to shift that caretaking focus and give some of it back to ourselves.”
“It makes me sad to hear of hygienists who are in pain, but have to keep working… a lot of these issues can be fixed by practicing ergonomically.”
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