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RCC Spotlight: Stephanie Botts, PosturePros

Meet Stephanie Botts, BSDH, RDH, CEAS, one of five new members of the RDH Community Connections (RCC) dental hygiene influencer program and ergonomics specialist.

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Establishing the ideal posture for your practice: Let’s put it in neutral

Stephanie Botts, RDH, urges dental hygienists to prioritize their own posture when practicing to avoid some of the more common risks associated with the profession.

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Prioritize the most important piece of ergonomic equipment

When thinking of dental ergonomic equipment, many different pieces come to mind: operator and patient chairs, loupes, instruments, handpieces, and operatory design to name a few. But there is one piece of equipment that is the most important of all, and it's free! Your mind.

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6 Bad Habits Every RDH Should Avoid

After coaching numerous hygienists, I’ve identified six habits that can lead to ergonomic injury and career burnout.

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How to Practice Safer Dentistry: 5 Tips From an Ergonomics Coach

Adopting an ergonomic mindset is crucial in practicing dentistry. It allows us to respect and honor our body’s unique capabilities and limitations by adjusting our work environment to support us.

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Nearly 100% of hygienists have pain on the job. What can you do?

Adopting an ergonomic mindset is crucial in practicing dentistry. It allows us to respect and honor our body’s unique capabilities and limitations by adjusting our work environment to support us.

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Common Ergonomic Errors and Solutions for Dental Hygienists

Dental hygienists are at high risk for on-the-job musculoskeletal disorders. There are several things you can do from the very beginning of your career to prevent this.