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Santosh University Journal of Health Sciences


Ergonomics for Dental Professionals


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Author Details: Meenakshi Rana, Binita Srivastava, Nidhi Gupta, Natasha Gambhir, Rashi Singh, Neeti Mittal

Volume : 1

Issue : 2

Online ISSN : 2455-1732

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Article First Page : 68

Article End Page : 72


Abstract

Occupation related diseases are increasing day by day and one amongst them is musculoskeletal disorders due to improper ergonomics in dentistry. These disorders can result in pain and dysfunction of the neck, back, legs and hands and fingers. Ergonomics is an applied science concerned with designing products and procedures for maximum efficiency and safety. These conditions provide easiest way to work improving the delivery of dental services. So, dental surgeons need to update themselves regarding the occupational hazards in dentistry so that they can overcome these disorders. This article sets forth broad important background information on ergonomics so that the dental practitioner can have a general awareness of ergonomic risk factors as well as some basis for understanding the ongoing dialogue about ergonomics, its diagnosis, treatment, and regulation.