A handout from Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario workers Inc. Identifies the common MSD associated with dental work and describes the hazards of dental work such as static and awkward postures, force, repetitive movements, and vibration. Recommendations for seating, patient chair, instrumentation, lighting, and working posture and techniques are provided to control the various hazards. (29 pages pdf)

Keywords: Healthcare, Dentist, Dental Hygienist, Dental, Best Practices




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