The precedence and viability of yoga in the lives of D3-dental students, dental practitioners, and dental patients

J Family Med Prim Care. 2019 Dec 10;8(12):3808-3813. doi: 10.4103/jfmpc.jfmpc_784_19. eCollection 2019 Dec.


Dentistry as a profession is quite demanding and challenging and is also associated with occupational hazards like musculoskeletal disorders and stress-related problems. The practice of yoga has been proven to be efficacious in management of quite a lot of stress and lifestyle disorders. It strengthens one physically, mentally, and emotionally. Moreover, yoga can also be used in the management of dental patients for stress-related oral conditions like lichen planus, burning mouth syndrome, aphthous ulcers, etc., Yoga has also been found to have antiinflammatory, antianxiety effect, and also a lot of other beneficial effects. This review emphasizes on the relevance of yoga in the dental profession, from the practitioners, students, and patients viewpoint. Data pertaining to the subject was obtained after a thorough search of the PubMed literature and Google search engine.

Keywords: Anxiety; ergonomics; musculoskeletal disorders; stress-related conditions; yoga.

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  • Review