Dental Ergonomics to Combat Musculoskeletal Disorders: A Review

Arpit Gupta, Anil V. Ankola, Mamata Hebbal
2013 International Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics  
Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) are significant workplace problems affecting occupational health, productivity and the careers of dental professionals. The prevalence of MSDs is on the rise for all types of dental workers. In spite of different patterns of work culture, there are parallel levels of symptoms in dentists across nations. Risk factors for MSDs are multifactorial. Symptoms appear very early in careers, with higher prevalence of MSDs even during educational training. Ergonomics
more » ... ng. Ergonomics improvements, health promotion and organizational interventions are necessary to reduce the risk. An interdisciplinary approach with progressive efforts should be taken to address MSDs in dental professionals. dentist occupational hazards prevalence disability risk factors psychosocial risk prevention
doi:10.1080/10803548.2013.11077005 pmid:24321635 fatcat:2j7vspolfvhppmoreic2ddke3a