Does this sound familiar?

  • Do you treat most of your patients sitting down?
  • Do you bend and twist your back and neck for better visibility and accessibility?
  • Do you often experience discomfort in your back, neck or headaches?

Then you belong to the 80% of dentists who suffer from neck and back pain at some point in their career. Not only is it physically painful – there may be a potential financial impact, and your hobbies and leisure time can also be adversely affected.

Are you looking for some quick tips that you can adopt immediately?

Then you’ve come to the right place! Learn more about the reasons why you get back or neck pain as a result of your work and how to avoid it.

Did you know...?

80 %

of dentists suffer from back pain during their career. 1)

1)Source: Bradbury, Sarah (2013), Back for the future (retrieval date: 6.11.2020)

42 %

of dentists experience headaches due to poor posture. 2)

2) Source: AGR Website (retrieval date: 6.11.2020)

30 %

of dentists in early retirement end their careers prematurely due to back pain. 3)

3) Source: Bradbury, Sarah (2013), Back for the future (retrieval date: 6.11.2020)

KaVo Tips and Hints

Back pain in dental professions and the consequences.

Reading duration: 3 minutes

Back-friendly work environment

Reading duration: 5 minutes

Exercises for a healthy back.

Reading duration: 5 minutes

An efficient and ergonomic practice set-up

Reading duration: 8 minutes

Foot Control and Ergonomics

Reading duration: 5 minutes