Journal of Applied Dental
and Medical Sciences
Journal of Applied Dental and Medical Sciences is A Quarterly Published


Don’t get bent out of shape - Ergonomics: good form. Good function. Good health

Imliyala  Longchar, Ravjot Ahuja, Dax Abraham


Since 1992 the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has been preparing Federal legislation concerned with ergonomic hazards in at-risk workplaces. Although multifactorial in nature, there is sufficient evidence in the scientific literature to document an association between the practice of dentistry and a variety of musculoskeletal disorders. There are preventive strategies already known and available to us. This includes many different concepts such as how dentists position themselves and their patients, how they utilize equipment, how work areas are designed and how all of these impact the health of dentists. Good working ergonomics is essential so that work capability, efficiency and high clinical level of treatment can be maintained throughout the working life of dental professionals.

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