Musculoskeletal pain: prevalence, prevention, and differences among dental office personnel

Gen Dent. Mar-Apr 2001;49(2):160-6.

Abstract

Data regarding the presence and specific region of musculoskeletal pain were collected as part of a study that surveyed more than 5,000 dental personnel, dentists, and dental auxiliaries. The magnitude of the overall study, which included all types of dental professionals, made possible identification of the prevalence of musculoskeletal pain and comparison of regions of pain among the different dental professionals.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Arm
  • Back Pain / epidemiology
  • Back Pain / prevention & control
  • Cumulative Trauma Disorders / epidemiology
  • Cumulative Trauma Disorders / prevention & control
  • Dental Assistants / statistics & numerical data
  • Dental Auxiliaries / statistics & numerical data*
  • Dental Hygienists / statistics & numerical data
  • Dental Staff / statistics & numerical data*
  • Dentists / statistics & numerical data*
  • Ergonomics
  • Exercise Therapy
  • Female
  • General Practice, Dental / statistics & numerical data
  • Humans
  • Leg
  • Male
  • Military Dentistry / statistics & numerical data
  • Musculoskeletal Diseases / classification
  • Musculoskeletal Diseases / epidemiology*
  • Musculoskeletal Diseases / prevention & control
  • Neck Pain / epidemiology
  • Neck Pain / prevention & control
  • Occupational Diseases / classification
  • Occupational Diseases / epidemiology*
  • Occupational Diseases / prevention & control
  • Pain / classification
  • Pain / epidemiology*
  • Pain / prevention & control
  • Posture
  • Prevalence
  • Rest
  • Shoulder Pain / epidemiology
  • Shoulder Pain / prevention & control
  • Specialties, Dental / statistics & numerical data
  • United States / epidemiology