Prevalence of upper extremity symptoms and disorders among dental and dental hygiene students.

@article{Werner2005PrevalenceOU,
  title={Prevalence of upper extremity symptoms and disorders among dental and dental hygiene students.},
  author={Robert A. Werner and Alfred Franzblau and Nancy Gell and Curt Hamann and Pamela A Rodgers and Timothy J Caruso and Frank Perry and Courtney Lamb and Shirley Beaver and David L Hinkamp and Kathy J Eklund and Christine P Klausner},
  journal={Journal of the California Dental Association},
  year={2005},
  volume={33 2},
  pages={123-31}
}
CONTEXT Upper extremity musculoskeletal disorders are common among dental professionals. The natural history of these disorders is not well-understood. These disorders are more common in older workers, but the prevalence among younger workers has not been well-studied. OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to determine if dental/dental hygiene students had a similar prevalence of upper extremity musculoskeletal disorders compared to age-matched clerical workers. We hypothesize students… CONTINUE READING

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