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After Career-Ending Work Injuries, Dental Hygienist Turns To Researching The Problem

July 29, 2019
by CBC


A P.E.I. dental hygienist who had to stop practising because of repetitive strain injuries is now researching just how common the problem is and coming up with strategies to prevent it.

Marilyn Harris practiced for eight years, but had to stop in 2015 because of carpal tunnel syndrome and tendonitis, which four surgeries couldn’t fix.

She went back to Dalhousie University to get her bachelor’s degree in dental hygiene, focusing on occupational injuries and workplace safety.

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