PROPER POSTURE FOR DENTAL PROFESSIONALS
Maintain an erect posture, rather than bending forward or leaning over the patient.
Sit, rather than stand, for all clinical procedures.
Work as close to the patient as possible to minimize the need to overextend the arms or back.
Keep feet flat on the floor or on the footrest of the stool. Adjust the stool height so the thighs slope slightly downward.
Evenly distribute weight in a tripod pattern, through each foot on the floor and the buttocks.
Consider using a loupe to minimize the need to perch on the edge of the stool to see into the intraoral cavity.
Hold wrists in a neutral position and minimize excessive wrist movements.
Avoid gripping instruments too tightly.