Modern Day Ailments: Part 2

Repetitive-Stress-Syndrome

Repetitive Stress Syndrome (RSI):   Popularly called “Blackberry Thumb”, or “teen texting tendonitis,” this Repetitive Stress Injury (RSI) occurs because these devices rely almost solely on the use of your thumbs for typing. Any device that relies on the thumbs for typing can cause this type of injury because the thumbs simply weren’t designed for such use. Additionally, there are also other stress injuries reported: wrist, forearm, shoulder, upper back and neck, as a result of constant texting.   The medical term for overuse of the thumbs when using electronic devices is: de Quervain’s tendonitis. Symptoms of de Quervain’s include:..


What Type of Dental Assistant Will You Be?

A-Dental-assistant

Here are some things you should consider when you are thinking about becoming a dental assistant. A great dental assistant is: Friendly. Visiting the dentist is probably not your patients' first choice of what to do when it comes to ways to spend their time. That's why dentists need a staff that makes their visit as pleasant as possible! Respectful of patients, their time, and their feelings about visiting the dentist. Is your patient afraid of the drill (or of anything else in the exam room)? A good assistant will do all they can to make a patient's visit comfortable,..