Dental Ergonomics Part 1.mp4Musculoskeletal pain develops when clinicians practice dentistry with less than optimal postures; twisting and bending the neck and torso, compressing the spine, using muscles and joints inefficiently. This is the reason why there is such a high incidence of work-related chronic pain in the dental profession.
Ignorance prevails in the profession as the education system in dental colleges misses out on one of the most important keys to success in promoting healthy dental career i.e. dental ergonomics enabling the dentist to work comfortably, stress-free in a painless & healthy way.
How the operator sits on a stool and bends over the chair is as important as the stool and chair design. The way instruments are held is as important as the design of the instrument. Hence awareness on Dental Ergonomics is the need of the hour.
Dr. Abhinav Kathuria (MDS)
Dr. Ravneet Kaur (MDS)
Dr. Ritika Garg (BDS)