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British Journal of Medicine and Medical Research, ISSN: 2231-0614,Vol.: 18, Issue.: 8

Review Article

The Use of Magnification and Work Posture in Dentistry – A Literature Review


D. Wajngarten1* and P. P. N. S. Garcia2

1Araraquara Dental School, UNESP - Univ Estadual Paulista, Araraquara, Expedicionários do Brasil St, 1789, Centro - Araraquara, Zip code: 14.801-360, São Paulo, Brazil.

2Araraquara Dental School, UNESP - Univ Estadual Paulista, Araraquara, Humaitá St, 1680, Centro - Araraquara, Zip code: 14.801-903, São Paulo, Brazil.

Article Information
(1) Karl Kingsley, Biomedical Sciences and Director of Student Research University of Nevada, Las Vegas - School of Dental Medicine, USA.
(1) Parvena Meepradit, BuraPha University, Thailand.
(2) Lolita Rapoliene, Klaipeda University, Lithuania.
Complete Peer review History: http://www.sciencedomain.org/review-history/16769


Background: Loupes represent a type of magnification and their use can promote higher quality on dental treatment. Besides those advantages magnification can be beneficial for musculoskeletal health maintenance on dental professionals.

Aim: This study intends to review the literature in order to verify what has been studied regarding the influence of magnification on work posture of dentists.

Methods: 41 manuscripts were collected and only complete articles available in English, addressing magnification loupes in general Dentistry, were included (n=28).

Conclusion: Magnification contributes to the maintenance of ergonomic work posture in dentistry, once these lenses bring the operatory field closer to professional.

Keywords :

Magnification loupes; ergonomic; dentistry; work posture.

Full Article - PDF    Page 1-9

DOI : 10.9734/BJMMR/2016/29885

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