Prevention of Implications of Poor Posture and Physical Inactivity among Dentists

  • Akhil Gupta
  • Sudha Gupta
Keywords: Posture, Physical Inactivity, Dentists


Long sitting hours, sedentary lifestyle has taken a toll on the well-being of the species. Studies have time and again reported that posture related problems in dentists has shown a very high prevalence.  As the art of dentistry requires a lot of precision and patience, it can cause a plethora muscle and back-related problems. Most of these musculoskeletal problems are confined to the head and neck region and are usually due to long hours put in by the dentist while treating his patients.  A Bad posture during the dental procedures put the dentist at risk for various dental procedures, however, it has been noted that there is lack of awareness about the implications of bad posture and physical inactivity amongst the dentists.  This review is on the prevention and implications of poor posture and physical inactivity among dentists.


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DOI: 10.26440/IHRJ/02_06/194
Published: 2018-09-10
How to Cite
Akhil Gupta, Sudha Gupta. Prevention of Implications of Poor Posture and Physical Inactivity among Dentists. IHRJ [Internet]. 2018Sep.10 [cited 2022Dec.10];2(6):128-30. Available from: