Online ISSN: 2515-8260

Keywords : ergonomics


Kaviyaselvi Gurumurthy, Dr. Adimulapu Hima Sandeep

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2022, Volume 9, Issue 7, Pages 7018-7027

Objective: The dental loupes are special devices which aid in magnifying the tooth surface for easy reach and access during dental procedures. Some of the advantages of the use of loupes include enhanced ergonomics of the dentist, development of psychomotor and social skills apart from decrease in the time for each procedure. However loupes also pose certain disadvantages such as smaller and darker field of view.
Materials and Methods: A self assessable survey consisting of 18 questions were prepared and circulated among 100 dental students and the results were analyzed to determine the use and effects of dental loupes.
Results and discussion: On analyzing the results, the majority of the participants felt that the fine details in the oral cavity were enhanced when loupes were used. More awareness on the use of dental loupes, its mechanism and its effect on the different dental practitioners are essential.

Ergonomics and measures to prevent musculoskeletal disorders in dental practice. A scoping review

Munerah Saud Alsanouni, Wedad Saud, Safa Ali Gadi

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2022, Volume 9, Issue 7, Pages 7835-7842

Dental practitioners are exposed to different occupational hazards during the course of their professional activity, such as physical, chemical, biological, ergonomic factors. The ergonomic hazards, caused by strained posture and prolonged repetitive movements, can induce musculoskeletal disorders. It occurs in 54–93% of dental professionals and involve the spine, shoulder and hand-wrist tract. Through a scoping review of international literature, we analyzed specific ergonomic risk factors and preventive measures of musculoskeletal disorders in professional dental activity. The presentation of this scoping review is in accordance with the PRISMA statement. The review included articles published in the last 22 years, from 2000 to 2022 on the major online databases (MEDLINE, SCOPUS, Cochrane Library). The search strategy used a combination of controlled vocabulary and free text terms based on the keywords

Clinical Evaluation of Periodontal Status and Patient Comfort Levels Assessment Before and After Manual Scaling Under Conventional Approach and Surgical Operating Microscope: A Comparative Analysis

Gautami S Penmetsa; Mohana Kondapally; Meghana Gangolu; Mikkili Rajyalakshmi; Karuturi Lahari; Inti Srividya

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2021, Volume 8, Issue 2, Pages 2053-2063

Hand scaling is the conventional techniques where hand scalers are being used these hand scalers have advantage over other techniques of scaling by providing increased precision and tactile sensation of the clinician which further results in patient’s better treatment outcomes. Magnification is the advanced equipment used which increase the hand-eye coordination for better results. The aim of this study is to assess the periodontal treatment outcome before and after manual scaling executed by conventional method and surgical operating microscope and to evaluate the ergonomic benefit of the clinician and patient comfort levels in both the groups


Supriyanto Eddo; Gumilang Saindra Arsa; Dinata Vialyne; Retno Palupi

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2020, Volume 7, Issue 5, Pages 675-680

Background: Dental practice has risks to occupational health for the body in terms of ergonomics. Broadly speaking, ergonomics is the study of humans to create work systems that are healthier, safer, and more comfortable. Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) are disorders of the muscles, tendons, joints, vertebrae, peripheral nerves, and vascular system that can be caused by various factors, including occupational factors such as posture distortion, too long a static posture, and repetitive movements. Pupose: The purpose of this study was to determine the relationship between the level of awareness about ergonomics to Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSDs) in the dental profession students of Universitas Airlangga. Methods: Data were collected through online questionnaires and analyzed using the Pearson Chi-Square technique. Results: Out of 55 students, 100% (55) dentistry profession students were aware of the importance of ergonomics. Then 84.9% (45) students experienced symptoms of musculoskeletal abnormalities and another 15.1% (8) students did not experience musculoskeletal symptoms. Statistically, there is no significant relationship between the level of awareness about ergonomics towards Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSDs) in the dental profession students of Universitas Airlangga. Conclusion: The level of awareness about ergonomics is not significantly related to Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSDs) in the dental profession students of Universitas Airlangga.