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Providing oral health care: a pain in the ‘back’?

This question was submitted by a dental hygienist: I am an oral health provider and similar to a large number of colleagues, I suffer from back and neck pain which is impacting on my ability to work. Is there anything I can do to prevent this type of injury? This quick initial response is provided by the Canadian Dental Hygienists’ Association (CDHA): You are wise to be concerned. In a survey done by the Canadian Dental Hygienists’ Association (CDHA) in 2013, Job Market & Employment Survey, 21% of respondents reported suffering from an occupational injury or medical issue related to their ...

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