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Santosh University Journal of Health Sciences

Occupational Hazards in Dentistry

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Author Details : Mitushi Mittal, Rajiv Ahluwalia, Parvinder Bindra

Volume : 1, Issue : 2, Year : 2015

Article Page : 73-76

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Dental professionals are susceptible to a number of occupational hazards. These include exposure to infections, percutaneous exposure incidents, hazardous dental materials, radiation, and noise; musculoskeletal disorders; psychological problems and dermatitis; respiratory disorders; and eye insults. This article discusses selected occupational hazards. Once identified and recognized as a risk, new guidelines, precautions and protocols are rapidly instituted to greatly reduce or even eliminate the occupational hazard.

Key Words:
 Dental staff, Dentist, Occupational disease

How to cite : Mittal M, Ahluwalia R, Bindra P, Occupational Hazards in Dentistry. Santosh Univ J Health Sci 2015;1(2):73-76

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