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Journal of Dental Hygiene

Disability self-assessment and upper quarter muscle balance between female dental hygienists and non-dental hygienists

Disability self-assessment and upper quarter muscle balance between female dental hygienists and non-dental hygienists Eric G. Johnson Introduction Dental hygienists routinely maintain static postures for extended periods of time, and muscles in the upper quarter are often required to endure high workloads. As a result, dental hygienists suffer from multiple musculoskeletal disorders, including overuse disorders. […]

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Journal of Dental Hygiene

Periodontal attachment loss induced by mechanical subgingival instrumentation in shallow sulci

Periodontal attachment loss induced by mechanical subgingival instrumentation in shallow sulci Lisa A. Dufour Introduction The fundamental periodontal conditions observed clinically are health, gingivitis, and periodontitis. In the individual dental patient, these conditions may be found separately, or in combination, and may be localized or generalized. Several clinical findings are often used as measures of […]