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Penerapan postur tubuh yang ergonomis oleh mahasiswa tahap profesi Fakultas KedokteranGigiUniversitasHasanuddinselamaprosedurperawatan (Application of ergonomic posture by clinical dental students of Faculty of Dentistry Hasanuddin University during treatment procedure)

Windi Windi , Rasmidar Samad

Windi Windi
Fakultas Kedokteran Gigi Universitas Hasanuddin Makassar, Indonesia. Email: windirully34@gmail.com

Rasmidar Samad
Bagian Ilmu Kesehatan Gigi Masyarakat Fakultas Kedokteran Gigi Universitas Hasanuddin Makassar, Indonesia
Online First: February 28, 2015 | Cite this Article
Windi, W., Samad, R. 2015. Penerapan postur tubuh yang ergonomis oleh mahasiswa tahap profesi Fakultas KedokteranGigiUniversitasHasanuddinselamaprosedurperawatan (Application of ergonomic posture by clinical dental students of Faculty of Dentistry Hasanuddin University during treatment procedure). Journal of Dentomaxillofacial Science 14(1): 32-37. DOI:10.15562/jdmfs.v14i1.423


In the daily work, dentists are required to performprecision in relatively small treatment areas,inside the mouth. We often
find a dentist who does his work with an awkward position in a relatively long time. Musculoskeletal disorders often
occur as a result of less ergonomic body position while working which occurs for a long time and repeatedly. The aim of
this descriptive observational study was to determine the application of ergonomic posture by Hasanuddin University
clinical dental student during treatment procedures. The ergonomic posture during treatment measures assessed by direct
observation on 78 clinical students of Faculty of Dentistry using test of visual perception (TVP) which consists of 8 items.
This study showed that the most ergonomic posture often overlooked when performing treatment procedures is back
position performed by 51 respondents (65.4%). Positioning the feet in such a way that the angle between the thigh and
calf form the angle of 110º or more is the most rarely overlooked, just 19 respondents (24.4%). In this study, 39
respondents (50%)were categorized as sufficient, which means50% of ergonomic stance/posture has been applied. It was
concluded that ergonomic posture applied by clinical dental students of Hasanuddin University during treatment
procedure was categorized as adequate.

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