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Risk Factors Contributing to MSDs in Dentistry


Risks

Delivery of dental care often results in sustained, awkward, unhealthy postures. This can lead to chronic pain, injuries, lower productivity, missed work, surgery or premature retirement.

Pain in the back, neck, shoulders and hands is common among dental professionals.
Studies show that 50 - 75% of dental team members suffer from pain in these areas.

Risk Risk

Certain team members are at a higher risk for developing specific musculoskeletal disorders than others.

What are YOU at risk for?