|Document ID (ISN)||108811|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0019-8366 - Industrial Health
|Convention or series no.
||Leggat P.A., Kedjarune U., Smith D.R.
||Occupational health problems in modern dentistry: A review
||Oct. 2007, Vol.45, No.5, p.611-621. 100 ref.
||http://www.jniosh.go.jp/en/indu_hel/pdf/IH_45_5_611.pdf [in English]
||Occupational health hazards in dentistry include percutaneous exposure incidents (PEIs), exposure to infectious diseases (including bioaerosols), radiation, dental materials and noise, musculoskeletal disorders, dermatitis, respiratory disorders, eye injuries and psychological problems. PEIs are a particular concern, as there is an almost constant risk of exposure to serious infectious agents. Strategies to minimize PEI and their consequences include hepatitis B immunization, the use of personal protective measures and appropriate sterilization or disinfection techniques. Aside from biological hazards, dentists continue to suffer a high prevalence of musculoskeletal disorders, especially of the back, neck and shoulders.
||occupational diseases; risk factors; dental services
||ionizing radiation; eye injuries; disinfection of equipment; blood; noise; infectious diseases; respiratory diseases; infectious hepatitis; dermatitis; aerosols; musculoskeletal diseases; mental health; immunodeficiency syndrome; neck disorders; backache; limitation of exposure; shoulder; needle-stick injuries; personal protective equipment; biological hazards; safe working methods; immunization; literature survey
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Australia; Japan; Thailand|
||Commerce, services, offices
|Broad subject area(s)
||Industries and occupations
Occupational medicine, epidemiology
||Viral diseases (other than aids)
Health care services
Bacterial and parasitic diseases