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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 14-19

Importance of Ergonomics among Dental Professionals to Prevent Musculoskeletal Disorders


1 Senior Lecturer, Department of Pedodontics & Preventive Dentistry, Rama Dental College, Hospital & Research Centre, Kanpur, UP, India
2 Senior Resident, Department of Prosthodontics, Government Dental College, Srinagar, JK, India
3 Senior Resident, Department of Dentistry, Gajra Raja Medical College, Gwalior, MP, India
4 Senior Lecturer, Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Mahatma Gandhi Dental College, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India

Correspondence Address:
Ravish Ahuja
Senior Lecturer, Department of Pedodontics & Preventive Dentistry, Rama Dental College, Hospital & Research Centre, Kanpur, UP
India
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Background : Oral health professionals are constantly exposed to a number of specific occupational hazards which cause the appearance of various ailments, specific to the profession and intensified over a period of time resulting in diseases and disease complexes, some of which are regarded as occupational illnesses. Relying on relevant literature, the present paper discusses occupational hazards leading to the musculoskeletal system diseases. Awareness regarding these occupational hazards and implementation of preventive strategies can provide a safe working environment for all the dental personnel. There is also a need for continuing dental education programs in dentistry so that dentists can update themselves with the latest and newer techniques.


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