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Santosh University Journal of Health Sciences

Occupational Hazards in Dentistry

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Author Details: Mitushi Mittal, Rajiv Ahluwalia, Parvinder Bindra

Volume : 1

Issue : 2

Online ISSN : 2455-1732

Print ISSN :

Article First Page : 73

Article End Page : 76


Dental professionals are susceptible to a number of occupational hazards. These include exposure to infections, percutaneous exposure incidents, hazardous dental materials, radiation, and noise; musculoskeletal disorders; psychological problems and dermatitis; respiratory disorders; and eye insults. This article discusses selected occupational hazards. Once identified and recognized as a risk, new guidelines, precautions and protocols are rapidly instituted to greatly reduce or even eliminate the occupational hazard.

Key Words:
 Dental staff, Dentist, Occupational disease