Category Archives: Health

Video series: 7 ergo tips to help you stay healthy

Practicing dentistry often involves being in uncomfortable postures and performing repetitive hand motions for long periods of time. As a result, 40 to 60 percent of dental professionals suffer from work-related musculoskeletal issues. Are you one of them? A good, ergonomically designed operatory, along with daily stretching and exercise, can help dental practitioners and their staff enjoy long,… Read More »

The Importance of Sleep

Lack of sleep leaves us drowsy and unable to concentrate. Sleep deprivation can contribute to mood swings, hallucinations, and fatigue. After a good night’s rest, the world feels like a better place. Scientists do not know exactly why people need sleep, but studies show that sleep is necessary for survival, according to the ADA Center for Professional Success.… Read More »

Free webinar looks at the ‘good, the bad and the ugly’ of stress

Need help managing negative stress? The Council on Dental Practice Dentist Health and Wellness Program is hosting a free webinar 2-3 p.m. Central Time Sept. 30. Titled, “Stress: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly,” the webinar is a fast-paced session on stress led by Mary Jo Graden, a licensed clinical social worker for over 20 years. In… Read More »

Study: Reading ‘can help reduce stress’

University of Sussex researchers found that reading is one of the best ways to relax, and even six minutes can be enough to reduce the stress levels by more than two-thirds, according to The Telegraph. Reading also works better and faster than other methods such as listening to music, going for a walk or settling down with a… Read More »

Stressed? Create and maintain a health balance

Prioritizing the demands of work and your personal life can often lead to stress, unhappiness and reduced productivity. While stress can sometimes help us perform under pressure and motivate us to do our best, there are real physical and mental consequences associated with chronic stress. In the dental office, you may face various stressors. Handling patients, performing intricate… Read More »

10 common excuses for avoiding exercise

Dentists, like anyone else, know that it’s important to stay fit. And yet how many of us tell our physicians that we want to be healthier, but (fill in the blank yourself) gets in the way of exercise. Do you believe your patients when they say they have no time to floss, or that it is too difficult? Didn’t… Read More »