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Ashley Gemmecke, MSM, LDH, EFDA, NETA-CPT, NETA-CGEI

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Ashley Gemmecke, MSM, LDH, EFDA, NETA-CPT, NETA-CGEI, is passionate about her patients' oral and overall health and focuses on patient education and empowering them to make healthy and life-changing decisions. Since the age of five, she wanted to pursue a career in the dental profession. After graduating from high school in 2004, she immediately began working as a Dental Assistant. In 2008, Ashley graduated from Indiana University Northwest with her Associate in Science in Dental Hygiene. She then furthered her education and received her Bachelor's and Master of Science degrees in Business Management. Outside of clinical dentistry, Ashley has been a Clinical Lecturer Adjunct Faculty Member at Indiana University School of Dentistry, Account Manager for Delta Dental of Indiana, and a Senior Account Executive for UnitedHealthcare. In addition, she is now a Certified Personal Trainer and Group Exercise Instructor at Hancock Wellness Center. In her spare time, you can find Ashley spending time with her family and friends, running, cycling, weight training, golfing, playing sand volleyball, at a concert, or attending church. Ashley and her husband, Jason, have two fur babies, Bella and Oliver. Ashley loves watching and rooting for the Indianapolis Colts, Indiana Pacers, Hoosiers, and Chicago Cubs.

Dental Hygienists Who Exercise are a Step Ahead of Occupational Pain

Dental professionals are constantly worried about injuries occurring that could affect their ability to practice long-term. Whether an injury occurs on the job, such as an occupational injury, or from an outside source, such as an accident, the strain placed on one's body when practicing dentistry can lead to further injury or the end of a career altogether. The question...