In a continuous effort of practicing and delivering EXTRAORDINARY DENTISTRY one of the main aspects of that concept is protecting the practitioner’s health.
But despite an increased awareness on the subject, the health of dental practitioners is still negatively impacted by poor ergonomics and bad working habits.
Ergonomics is the science of fitting a given task to human capabilities and limitations – with the attempt to improve workplace safety and productivity. The dental profession in particular is exposed to the risk of musculoskeletal disorders (MSD) or cumulative trauma disorders (CTD). Risk factors for work related MSDs with specific reference to dentistry include stress, poor flexibility, improper positioning, infrequent breaks, repetitive movements, weak postural muscles, prolonged awkward postures and improper adjustment of equipment.
XO CARE has always placed the highest emphasis on ergonomics and proper working postures, and this has been a key aspect in XO product development and -design.