Wellness Programs for Dentists
Workplace wellness programs used to be thought of as a nice “extra” for employees. However, the evidence suggests that these programs should be part of any company’s strategic operation. Dentistry typically does not contribute itself to good ergonomics, though with the proper equipment and tools, along with practice to correct bad postural habits, it is possible. A dentist can spend upward of 60,000 hours in a lifetime of practice in tense, distorted positions resulting in stress, pain, and long-term musculoskeletal problems. The dental industry is the perfect place to implement a wellness program for the following reasons:
- Longevity of career depends on body staying health (major body ailments: carpal tunnel, chronic neck & back pain, eye strain. Other issues- poor posture, hypertension and cardiovascular disease)
- Hazard of the job due to toxins and poor ergonomics
- High stress
- Poor time management and schedule due to demands of patient care and running practice.
- A wellness program can significantly reduce staff turnover, decrease sick days and improve the morale and bottomline of the dental practice
Services We Offer
As a dental professional you have enough on your plate from treating patients to managing the practice. So, when it comes to implementing on-site wellness services for you and your team let us take care of that for you. We can offer on-site assistance with ergonomics, strength and stretching programs for dental professionals, office challenges, nutrition programs and more. Improve your office morale and team by scheduling a wellness consult today.