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Prevention of Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSDs) in Dental Clinics [GP50A]

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Translation of excerpts from the French manual « Guide de prévention des troubles musculosquelettiques (TMS) en clinique dentaire ».

This guide is for dentists, hygienists and dental assistants. It helps to identify the particular risks associated with dental work and offers many solutions. This is the Second Edition, revision of 2004 version. 

Summary :

PART 1 : Problems to shoulder, neck, upper and lower back

Status of the situation

  • Definitions and course of MDSs
  • Risks factors for MSDs
  • Awkward positions in dental work
  • Static positions in dental work
  • Effort in dental work
  • Local pressure or contact stress on the tissus
  • Shoulder pathology
  • Neck, upper and lower back pathologies

PART 2 : Solutions to prevent or reduce shoulder, neck, upper and lower back pain

  • Appropriate dental stool for hygienists and dentists
  • Appropriate dental stool for dental assistants
  • Safe environment for hygienists and dentists
  • Safe environmentfor dental assistants
  • Safe working methods
  • Safe instruments
  • Duration of time worked
  • Muscle recovery techniques
  • Synthesis of solutions to prevent and reduce shoulder, neck, upper and lower back pain pain
  • Synthesis of solutions to prevent and reduce elbow, wrist, and hand pain 
  • Products and suppliers 2007
  • ASSTSAS
  • REFERENCES 

French version: Guide de prévention des troubles musculosquelettiques (TMS) en clinique dentaire [GP50]