Online ISSN: 2515-8260

Keywords : ergonomics


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

RELATIONSHIP OF AWARENESS LEVELS ABOUT ERGONOMICS TOWARD MUSCULOSKELETAL DISORDERS IN PROFESSIONAL STUDENTS OF DENTAL DOCTORS

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.