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The Concepts of Four-handed Dentistry Including Ergonomic Instrument Transfer and Exercises for Stress Reduction

Course Number: 643

Health Issues

Stress reduction has been a major issue in the discussion in this course. A variety of factors can affect the health and safety of the staff, both in the clinical and business office areas. Though the activity in the office is constant, there should be some time when a person can take a few minutes to periodically perform some ergonomic exercises.3 This is especially important for the business staff as they may find themselves sitting for long periods of time using the computer. Hand exercises are important for both the clinical and business staff. Below are some suggested ergonomic exercises that may be helpful during the day.

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Source: Practice Management for the Dental Team 9th Edition