Occupational Hazards among Dentists: A Descriptive StudyReddy V1*, Bennadi D2, Satish G3 and Kura U4
- *Corresponding Author:
- Dr. Veera Reddy
Narayana Medical College
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: July 07, 2015; Accepted Date: August 28, 2015; Published Date: September 04, 2015
Citation: Reddy V, Bennadi D, Satish G, Kura U (2015) Occupational Hazards among Dentists: A Descriptive Study. J Oral Hyg Health 3:185. doi: 10.4172/2332- 0702.1000185
Copyright: © 2015 Reddy V,et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Background: This study was conducted to assess occupational hazards among the dental surgeons of Bellary city.
Methods: Descriptive cross sectional survey was conducted using a self-administrated questionnaire.
Results: Study showed 92.4% (n=61) dentists faced with physical hazards, 13.6% (n=9) chemical hazards, 63.6% (n=42) Biological, 78.7% (n=52) psychological hazards. None of the dentists faced any litigation problems. Dentists with clinical experience less than 5 years had greater prevalence of physical hazard (93.3%, n=14/15).
Conclusion: The physical activities and body positions that predispose dentists to backaches. Continuing education programmes have to be conducted to overcome these hazards.