Evaluation of ergonomic dental stools through clinical simulation

Parsell, Douglas E.
Weber, Mark D.
Anderson, B. Craig
Cobb Jr., George W.
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Academy of General Dentistry

Work-related musculoskeletal pain occurs commonly within the dental community. Three stool designs were utilized in this study: a standard dental stool, a stool with dual arm supports, and a stool with dual arm supports and chest support. Electromyographic data from four muscle groups were collected on 13 clinicians during a simulated crown preparation procedure. Clinical simulation suggests that a potential musculoskeletal benefit to the clinician exists through utilization of dental stool designs which incorporate static arm supports.

Article originally published in General Dentistry, 48(4), 440–444. English. Published 2000. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/11199619/
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Work-related musculoskeletal pain, Potential musculoskeletal benefit, Dental stool designs
This is a published version of an article that is available at: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/11199619/. Recommended citation: Parsell, D. E., Weber, M. D., Anderson, B. C., & Cobb Jr., G. W. (2000). Evaluation of ergonomic dental stools through clinical simulation. General Dentistry, 48(4), 440–444. This item has been deposited in accordance with publisher copyright and licensing terms and with the author’s permission.