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Checklists not just for pilots anymore

Judy Bendit, RDH, BS / Patti DiGangi, RDH, BS

, Release date: Tuesday, October 16, 2012, Expiration date: Friday, October 16, 2015

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With popularity of the television show “Mad Men,” 1960s themes such as war, racism and sexism are memorialized, as are once-common habits such as smoking

Educational Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the clinician will be able to: 

  • Examine statistics on Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSD) for dental hygienists
  • Differentiate between recline and incline sitting positions
  • Define static and dynamic movement in a dental chair
  • Evaluate the differences traditional stool vs. saddle seating
  • Utilize seating risk assessment checklist and buying a new chair checklist to determine personal needs

Disclosures: The authors gratefully acknowledge the assistance provided by Steve Knight and Cindy Purdy with this article. No funds were received by the authors.

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Judy Bendit, RDH, BS


Judy Bendit, RDH, travels extensively as a national speaker for a number of dental manufacturers. She earned a certificate in dental hygiene from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Hygiene and a Bachelor of Science in dental hygiene education from New York University. She is on the faculty at Temple University Maurice H. Kronberg School of Dentistry and is a guest lecturer and advisory board member at Harcum College in Bryn Mawr, Pa. She is a part-time clinician in private practice and a longstanding member and distinguished academy member of the Pennsylvania Dental Hygiene Association.

Patti DiGangi, RDH, BS


As a practicing clinician, Patti DiGangi, RDH, brings experience and news-you-can-use to her work. She is an American Dental Association licensee in current dental terminology. She is a certified presenter on periodontal disease through the Academy of General Dentistry national speaker’s bureau. She is a member of multiple thought-leader boards and serves on the advisory board for the Dr. Samuel D. Harris National Museum of Dentistry. She is a member of the National Speaker’s Association, working toward her certified speaking professional credential.


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