International Journal of Applied Dental Sciences
2018, Vol. 4 Issue 4, Part B
Ergonomics in dentistry: Narrative review
AUTHOR(S): Hindol Das, Dr. Vaibhav Motghare and Mrinalini Singh
ABSTRACT:The prevalence of work-related Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) in Dentists is increasing day by day. Dental practitioners have to work with instruments, equipments& working postures that does not fit the required way of working and/or individual characteristics. The ergonomic limitations play a distinct role in such musculoskeletal injuries. Application of Ergonomic principles in the design of work systems is the key to prevent occupational injury. Ergonomics draws on a number of scientific disciplines, including physiology, biomechanics, psychology, anthropometry & kinesiology. This review article includes Musculoskeletal disorders(MSDs), their types, clinical features, risk factors and steps to prevent MSDs through various applications of ergonomics in dentistry.
Pages: 104-110 | 1914 Views 170 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Hindol Das, Dr. Vaibhav Motghare, Mrinalini Singh. Ergonomics in dentistry: Narrative review. Int J Appl Dent Sci 2018;4(4):104-110.