Evidence based, cause oriented recovery and prevention of occupational chronic pain in the dental profession

You suffer pain and discomfort practising dentistry because no-one told you how your body really works. Prolonged forward and downwardly directed, unilaterally collapsed working postures lead to musculoskeletal disorders.

Worldwide research shows that 87% of dentists and up to 96% of dental hygienists suffer chronic pain.

Soft tissue damage occurs over time when clinicians practise dentistry with less than optimal postures, twisting and bending the neck and torso, compressing the spine, using muscles and joints inefficiently. Such damage builds up over time, resulting in musculoskeletal disorders.

Optimum Dental Posture specializes in the recovery and prevention of work related injuries in the dental profession. Incorporating the Inner Ergonomic principles of the Alexander Technique in posture and movement will enable you to take control of your musculoskeletal health.

“I remember Monday mornings, at 10 am treating only my second patient, I was already experiencing burning pain in my left shoulder and stiffness in the lower back. I wondered how on earth I was going to get through the day, let alone the rest of the week.”

- Dr Anikó Ball, founder of Optimum Dental Posture, suffered work related chronic pain for over thirty years (read more)