Magnification in Dental Ergonomics – A Comprehensive Review

Harpreet Kaur, Vandana A. Pant, Vandana Gupta

Abstract


Work related health hazard in dental professionals is increasing rapidly nowadays in all specialty of dentistry. Among various known disorders, musculoskeletal disorder is the most prevailing among dentists all over the world and more so in developing countries. Prolonged inappropriate postures can lead to cervical and spinal pain resulting in reduced efficiency of the clinician. Various guidelines and measurers have been introduced time to time to improve the working pattern but still it hasn’t been tackled appropriately. To overcome the problem of musculoskeletal disorder, fruitful application of ergonomics in the form of various magnifying loupes should be introduced aiming to reduce the illness and injury of muscles and increased satisfaction and better efficacy amongst dental clinicians.

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Dental Professionals, Musculoskeletal Disorders, Magnifying Loupes, Ergonomics

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