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Ergonomic applications to dental practice.
Indian J Dent Res. 2011 Nov-Dec; 22(6):816-22.IJ

Abstract

The term "work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WMSDs)," refers to musculoskeletal disorders to which the work environment contributes significantly, or to musculoskeletal disorders that are made worse or longer lasting by work conditions or workplace risk factors. In recent years, there has been an increase in reporting WMSDs for dental persons. Risk factors of WMSDs with specific reference to dentistry include - stress, poor flexibility, improper positioning, infrequent breaks, repetitive movements, weak postural muscles, prolonged awkward postures and improper adjustment of equipment. Ergonomics is the science of designing jobs, equipment and workplaces to fit workers. Proper ergonomic design is necessary to prevent repetitive strain injuries, which can develop over time and can lead to long-term disability. In this article, 20 strategies to prevent WMSDs in the dental operatory are discussed.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Periodontics, Dr. Harvansh Singh Judge Institute of Dental Sciences and Hospital, Sector 25, Chandigarh, India. teena1472@yahoo.in

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Review

Language

eng

PubMed ID

22484877

Citation

Gupta, Shipra. "Ergonomic Applications to Dental Practice." Indian Journal of Dental Research : Official Publication of Indian Society for Dental Research, vol. 22, no. 6, 2011, pp. 816-22.
Gupta S. Ergonomic applications to dental practice. Indian J Dent Res. 2011;22(6):816-22.
Gupta, S. (2011). Ergonomic applications to dental practice. Indian Journal of Dental Research : Official Publication of Indian Society for Dental Research, 22(6), 816-22. https://doi.org/10.4103/0970-9290.94677
Gupta S. Ergonomic Applications to Dental Practice. Indian J Dent Res. 2011 Nov-Dec;22(6):816-22. PubMed PMID: 22484877.
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