Checklists not just for pilots anymore

Judy Bendit RDH, BS , Patti DiGangi RDH, BS

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With popularity of the television show “Mad Men,” 1960s themes such as war, racism and sexism are memorialized, as are once-common habits such as smoking.

Educational Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the clinician will be able to:

  • Examine statistics on Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSD) for dental hygienists
  • Differentiate between recline and incline sitting positions
  • Define static and dynamic movement in a dental chair
  • Evaluate the differences traditional stool vs. saddle seating
  • Utilize seating risk assessment checklist and buying a new chair checklist to determine personal needs

Disclosures: The authors gratefully acknowledge the assistance provided by Steve Knight and Cindy Purdy with this article. No funds were received by the authors.

Release date: 16 October 2012
Expiration date: 16 October 2015


Judy Bendit RDH, BS

Born and raised in a dental office with over 45 years of experience in dentistry.

Speaker, Author, Clinician. Faculty at Temple University School of Dentistry, Alumni board member at The University of Pennsylvania Dental School and advisory board member at Palm Beach State College. Longstanding member of ADHA and Distinguished Academy member of the Pennsylvania DHA. Volunteer clinician home and abroad.

Patti DiGangi RDH, BS

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