An Overview of Permanent Cements | Inside Dentistry (2022)

Inside DentistryNovember 2012Volume 8, Issue 11

What a general practitioner needs to know to select the appropriate dental cement.

By Mojdeh Dehghan, DDS; | Ashanti D. Braxton, DDS | James F. Simon, DDS, MEd

In light of the new advances in dental materials technology, the decision-making in the selection of the suitable dental cement has become more difficult than ever before. The focus of this article is to provide the practitioner with a brief understanding of the properties and classifications of permanent cements.1 This will enhance the clinician’s overall ability to make the best selection of cement to enhance the success and longevity of an indirect restoration.

Dental Cements

Dental cements can be categorized by their main components into five main groups: zinc phosphate, zinc polycarboxylate, glass ionomer, resin-modified glass ionomers, and resin cements (Table).

Zinc Phosphate

Known as one of the very first permanent cements to emerge onto the dental market, zinc phosphate is the standard against which contemporary cements are assessed. The many uses of this cement include permanent cementation of crowns, orthodontic appliances, intraoral splints, inlays, post systems, and fixed partial dentures.2 Of the various manufacturers of zinc phosphate, the most commonly used brands include DeTrey Zinc Improved (DENTSPLY Caulk, www.caulk.com), Fleck’s Zinc (Mizzy, Pearson Lab, Pearson dental.com), Hy-Bond® (Shofu Dental Corporation, www.shofu.com), and Modern Tenacin (DENTSPLY Caulk).3 Zinc phosphate exhibits high compressive strength, moderate tensile strength, and clinically acceptable thin film thickness when applied properly according to the manufacturer’s instructions. The major disadvantages are its initial low pH, which has been reported to contribute to pulpal irritation, and its inability to bond chemically to tooth structure.4 Despite its disadvantages, this dental material has proven to have a significant amount of clinical success associated with its long-term use.1

Zinc Polycarboxylate

Invented in 1968, zinc polycarboxylate cement was the first cement to exhibit a chemical bond to tooth structure.1 Very little pulpal irritation is seen with its use due to the large size of the polyacrylic acid molecule.4 The many uses of this cement include permanent cementation of crowns, bridges, inlays, onlays, and orthodontic appliances.5 Polycarboxylate will bond to most alloys such as stainless steel, but not to gold.4 Of the various manufacturers of zinc polycarboxylate, some commonly used brands include Durelon™ (3M ESPE, www.3mespe.com), Shofu Polycarboxylate (Shofu), and Tylok® Plus/Poly-F-Plus (DENTSPLY Caulk).6 An encapsulated version of Durelon, Durelon™ Maxicap™ (3M ESPE), tackles the challenges of a short working time and an excessive film thickness displayed by this cement.6 Although zinc polycarboxylate has the advantage of producing a moderately high bond to enamel and dentin, its use has lessened over the years.4

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Glass Ionomer

It was not until 1977 that glass-ionomer cements became available in the United States, after being introduced to the world in 1972 by Wilson and Kent.7 Its chemical make-up typically consists of a fluoroaluminosilicate glass powder and polyacrylic acid liquid. The many uses of this cement primarily include permanent cementation of crowns, bridges, inlays, onlays, posts, and orthodontic appliances. “Glass ionomer cements can chemically bond to stainless steel, base metals, and tin-plated noble metals, but not to pure noble metals or to glazed porcelain.”7 Of the various manufacturers of traditional glass-ionomer cements, some commonly used brands include non-encapsulated forms of Ketac™-Cem (3M ESPE), Glass Ionomer Type 1 (Shofu), the old and new versions of Fuji Ionomer Type 1 (GC America, www.gcamerica.com), the encapsulated products of Fuji I® (GC America), and Ketac™-Cem Aplicap™ (3M ESPE).7 In order to achieve clinical success with glass-ionomer cements, early protection from both moisture contamination and desiccation is necessary. The initial low pH that glass ionomers exhibit contributes to postoperative sensitivity. However, the advantages of chemically bonding to tooth structure, its bacteriostatic effect, fluoride release, and adequate compressive and tensile strength make this an acceptable cement.4 Glass-ionomer cements are still used today, but their use has seen a slight decline because they yield retention rates comparable to zinc phosphate.1

Resin-Modified Glass Ionomers

Around the early 1990s, advancements with glass-ionomer cements involved supplementing part of the polyacrylic acid in traditional glass-ionomer cements with hydrophilic methacrylate monomers, resulting in resin-modified glass-ionomer cements.1 The many uses of this cement primarily include permanent cementation of crowns, bridges, inlays, onlays, posts, and orthodontic appliances. Resin-modified glass-ionomer cements typically are indicated for use with the following dental materials: metallic and PFM restorations, zirconia and alumina-based ceramics, and lithium-disillicate pressed and milled (CAD/CAM) inlays and onlays.8 All-ceramic crowns such as IPS Empress® (Ivoclar Vivadent, www.ivoclarvivadent.com) or VITA In-Ceram® (Vident™, https://vident.com) should not be cemented with these cements because of potential clinical fractures.3 Of the various manufacturers of resin-modified glass-ionomer cements, some commonly used brands include FujiCEM™ and Fuji PLUS (GC America), RelyX™ Plus Luting Cement (3M ESPE), and Riva Luting Plus (SDI Limited, www.sdi.com). In addition to the chief advantages seen with traditional glass ionomers, resin-modified glass-ionomer cements have shown improvements in postoperative thermal sensitivity and are insoluble in the oral cavity.8 Yet, adequate retention is not exhibited on preparations with poor retention and resistance from using resin-modified glass-ionomer cements.1

Resin Cements

Resin cement contains dimethacrylates, such as bisphenol A-glycidyl methacrylate (Bis GMA), urethane dimethacrylate (UDMA), and tetraethyleneglycol dimethacrylate (TEGDMA), or, which can polymerize in variable ratios to achieve the desired viscosity. The dimethacrylate allows polymerization of the resin cement into a dense cross-linked polymer, which is similar in consistency to flowable composite.9

As a result of the polymerization process, resin cements are highly resistant to moisture and, therefore, become highly durable cements.11 The many advantages of resin cements are shade selection, translucency, greater retention by the bonding process, low film thickness, and adhesion that occurs between the tooth preparation and the ceramic in direct restorations.4 The adhesion process is facilitated by resin cement and can be polymerized by light, chemicals, or a dual process.10 According to the clinical circumstances, a clinician has a choice of using three different resin cements, which include: light-cured, dual-cured, and self-cured.11

Light-Cured Resin Cements—Light-cured cements are indicated when the ceramic restoration has a thin thickness, and is positioned in an easily accessible part of the mouth, allowing moisture control. These cements are well suited for bonding ceramic inlays and onlays and veneers. Examples of these cements include: Variolink® Veneer (Ivoclar Vivadent), RelyX™ Veneer Cement (3M ESPE), Calibra® (DENTSPLY Caulk) and CHOICE™ 2 Veneer Cement (BISCO Dental Products, www.bisco.com)15 Most of these manufacturers provide numerous shade selections for these cements, which makes them ideal for esthetic restorations.13

Dual-Cured Resin Cements—Dual-cured cements are most suitable for when the ceramic restoration is too thick or too opaque for light penetration, or the restoration is not easily accessible to light. Examples include NX3 Nexus® Third Generation (Kerr Dental Corporation, www.kerrdental.com), RelyX™ ARC Adhesive Resin Cement (3M ESPE), Multilink® Automix (Ivoclar Vivadent), DUO-LINK™ (BISCO), RelyX™ Unicem Self-Adhesive Universal Cement (3M ESPE), SpeedCEM® (Ivoclar Vivadent), and Maxcem Elite™ (Kerr).9 The dual-cured cements are extremely technique-sensitive and benefit from using the light polymerization.

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Auto-Cured Resin Cements—Self-cured or auto-cured cements do not require the light for polymerization; they are cured by a chemical reaction. They are best suited for cementing metal or opaque ceramics like NobleProcera™ Alumina (Noble Biocare, www.noblebiocare.com), and VITA In-Ceram® Alumina (Vident). The advantages of these cements are ease of use and simplification, saving valuable chairtime for the practitioner. Unfortunately, clinical results and in vitro studies have shown these cements to have lower bond strength than light-cured or dual-cured cements.12,13 Examples of these cements include Panavia™ F2.0 (Kuraray Dental, www.kuraraydental.com) and C&B Metabond® (Parkell, Inc., www.parkell.com).9 The manufacturers of these cements only offer a few varieties of shade selection and translucency.

Adhesive Systems

Clinicians are also faced with decision-making regarding the adhesive system, which allows the cement to adhere to the tooth structure. The two main categories of resin cement’s mechanism of adhesion are as follows: total-etch bonding agent and self-etching bonding system.10

Total-Etch Bonding Agent

The total-etch bonding system involves using phosphoric acid on enamel and applying hydrofluoric acid (silane) treatment to the inside surface of the ceramic veneer or onlay before the restoration is bonded. This technique allows maximum adhesion to enamel; however, it may cause postoperative sensitivity. It is best suited for veneers and translucent inlays and onlays, allowing the operator to modify and enhance the shade.12,13

Self-Etching Bonding System

Most clinicians prefer this system for its simplified technique, which combines the etch and adhesive steps, followed by the application of cement.14 Postoperative sensitivity seems to be significantly reduced by sealing the dentinal canals and providing bond to dentin and enamel.13

Bond strength may be lower and adhesion to enamel may be the drawbacks of the self-etching bonding system.15 Tooth-colored inlays and onlays, and moderate-strength all-ceramic crowns are the most appropriate restorations for the self-etch bonding system.12

Conclusion

The prevalence and demand of all ceramic restorations has increased in the past decade to meet the esthetic demands of patients. As a result, resin cements have become more prevalent in cementation of tooth-colored restorations. Given that a universal cement is not yet available, it is the responsibility of the clinician to assess the tooth preparation and the characteristics of the indirect restoration in order to make the best selection of cement.

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About the Authors

Mojdeh Dehghan, DDS
Assistant Professor
University of Tennessee College of Dentistry
Memphis, Tennessee

Ashanti D. Braxton, DDS
Assistant Professor
University of Tennessee College of Dentistry
Memphis, Tennessee

James F. Simon, DDS, MEd
Professor and Director of Esthetic Dentistry
University of Tennessee College of Dentistry
Memphis, Tennessee

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FAQs

What is permanent dental cement? ›

Permanent cement restorations are used for a permanent attachment. This type of cement develops a strong bond with the restoration and tooth. Permanent cement is often used as a luting material to cement crowns and bridges.

What are the cements used in dentistry? ›

Dental cements include zinc phosphate, zinc oxide and eugenol, polycarboxylate (zinc oxide powder mixed with polyacrylic acid) and glass ionomer cements (GICs).

How long does permanent dental cement last? ›

Sometimes a tooth or crown is just not ready for the permanent crown to be permanently cemented. The cement inside can last from 3 to 18 months.

How long does permanent dental cement take to set? ›

Your dentist will wait approximately 10 minutes for the permanent cement to set. When ready, your dentist will then check how your teeth bite together. Any high spots on the crown will be reduced on the opposing tooth.

Can permanent dental cement be removed? ›

Don't worry! The cement can be removed without any issues to your crowns. Sometimes the cement is clear and cannot be seen easily to remove it. Go back to your dentist and have it fully removed.

Dentária cimentos podem ser categorizados pelos seus principais componentes em cinco grupos principais: fosfato de zinco, zinco polycarboxylate, ionômero de vidro, resina de vidro modificados ionomers, e cimentos de resina (Tabela).Fosfato de zinco conhecido como um dos primeiros cimentos permanentes a emergir no mercado dentário, o fosfato de zinco é o padrão contra o qual os cimentos contemporâneos são avaliados.. foi inventado em 1968, o cimento policarboxilato de zinco foi o primeiro cimento a apresentar uma ligação química à estrutura dentária.1 muito pouca irritação pulpal é vista com o seu uso devido ao grande tamanho da molécula de ácido poliacrílico.4 os muitos usos deste cimento incluem cementação permanente de coroas, pontes, argamassas, argamassas e aparelhos ortodônticos.5 policarboxilato vai se ligar à maioria das ligas, como aço inoxidável, mas não ao ouro.4 dos vários fabricantes de policarboxilato de zinco, algumas marcas comumente usadas incluem Durelon™ (3M ESPE, www.3mespe.com), policarboxilato de Shofu( Shofu), e Tylok® Plus/Poly-F-Plus (Caldeirão DENTSPLY).6 uma versão encapsulada de Durelon, Durelon™ Maxicap™ (3M ESPE), aborda os desafios de um curto tempo de trabalho e uma espessura excessiva de filme exibida por este cimento.6 embora o policarboxilato de zinco tenha a vantagem de produzir uma ligação moderadamente elevada ao esmalte e à dentina, o seu uso tem diminuído ao longo dos anos.Foi apenas em 1977 que os cimentos glass-ionomer se tornaram disponíveis nos Estados Unidos, depois de terem sido introduzidos ao mundo em 1972 por Wilson e Kent.A sua composição química consiste tipicamente num pó de vidro fluoroaluminosilicado e num líquido de ácido poliacrílico.. Cimentos ionoméricos de vidro podem se ligar quimicamente ao aço inoxidável, metais comuns e metais nobres banhados a estanho, mas não a metais nobres puros ou a porcelana vidrada.”7 De vários fabricantes tradicionais de ionómero de vidro, cimentos, alguns utilizado marcas incluem a não-encapsulado formas de Ketac™-Cem (3M ESPE), Ionômero de Vidro Tipo 1 (Shofu), as versões antiga e nova de Fuji cimento de Ionômero de Tipo 1 (GC América, www.gcamerica.com), encapsulado produtos de Fuji® (GC América), e Ketac™-Cem Aplicap™ (3M ESPE).7 para alcançar o sucesso clínico com cimentos vidro-ionómero, é necessária uma protecção precoce tanto da contaminação da humidade como da dessecação.. Cimentos vidro-ionómero modificados por resina são normalmente indicados para utilização com os seguintes materiais dentários:: restaurações metálicas e PFM, cerâmica à base de zircónia e alumina e argilas prensadas e trituradas (CAD/CAM) e argilas à base de lítio-dissilicato.8 coroas de cerâmica tais como IPS Empress® (Ivoclar Vivadent, www.ivoclarvivadent.com) ou VITA In-Ceram® (Vident™, http://vident.com) não devem ser cimentados com estes cimentos devido a potenciais fracturas clínicas.3 dos vários fabricantes de cimentos de vidro-ionomer modificado com resina, algumas marcas comumente usadas incluem FujiCEM™ e Fuji PLUS (GC America), RelyX™ Plus Luting Cement (3M ESPE), e Riva Luting Plus (SDI Limited, www.sdi.suplemento).. O dimetacrilato permite a polimerização do cimento resina em um denso polímero reticulado, que é similar em consistência ao composto flowable.Como resultado do processo de polimerização, cimentos de resina são altamente resistentes à umidade e, portanto, tornam-se cimentos altamente duráveis.11 as muitas vantagens dos cimentos de resina são a seleção da sombra, translucidez, maior retenção pelo processo de ligação, baixa espessura do filme, e aderência que ocorre entre a preparação dentária e a cerâmica em restaurações diretas.4 o processo de adesão é facilitado pelo cimento resina e pode ser polimerizado por luz, produtos químicos ou um processo dual.De acordo com as circunstâncias clínicas, um clínico tem a opção de usar três cimentos de resina diferentes, que incluem: light-cured, dual-cured, e self-cured.11 cimentos de resina curados à luz-cimentos curados à luz são indicados quando a restauração cerâmica tem uma espessura fina e está posicionada numa parte da boca facilmente acessível, permitindo o controlo da humidade.. Exemplos incluem NX3 Nexus® Third Generation (Kerr Dental Corporation, www.kerrdental.com), RelyX™ ARC Adesiva de um Cimento de Resina (3M ESPE), Multilink® Automix (Ivoclar Vivadent), DUO-LINK™ (BISCO), RelyX™ Unicem Auto-Adesivo Universal de Cimento (3M ESPE), SpeedCEM® (Ivoclar Vivadent), e Maxcem Elite™ (Kerr).9 os cimentos dual-cured são extremamente sensíveis à técnica e se beneficiam de usar a polimerização da luz.cimentos de resina Auto-curados-cimentos Auto-curados ou auto-curados não requerem a luz para polimerização; são curados por uma reacção química.

Most definitive indirect dental restorations today are luted to the preparations using one of 4 types of dental cements: (1) glass ionomer (GI) cements, (2) resin-modified glass ionomer (RGMI) cements, (3) self-etching resin cements, or (4) resin cements, requiring the use of total-etch technique and placement of dentin adhesives on the preparation prior to luting the definitive restoration.. PROVISIONAL CEMENTS Before discussing definitive cementation, it is important to remember that provisional restorations must also be cemented to the preparations during the time between preparation and delivery of the definitive prosthetics.. Some of the clinical requirements of provisional cements are: (1) good retention—it is desirable to have enough retention for long-term provisional cementation, yet not be so retentive that is difficult to remove the restoration as needed during treatment, (2) good marginal seal to prevent microleakage and recurrent decay during the provisional phase of treatment, (3) durability, to prevent “wash out” and resulting sensitivity issues, and (4) ease of cleanup from the inside and outside surfaces of the provisional restoration, as well as the preparation surface.. GLASS IONOMER AND RESIN-MODIFIED CEMENTS GI cement has been an excellent performer for many years, and this category of cements is used primarily in the cementation of metallic and PFM restorations.. RMGI cement is used primarily for the cementation of metallic and PFM restorations; particularly in clinical situations where moisture control is difficult.. The most recent addition to the “resin cement family” are the self-etching resin cements that require no pretreatment of the tooth surface and appear to have many of the clinical advantages of traditional resin cement systems, with the ease of use of more traditional types of cements.. Many types of restorative materials can be successfully cemented using self-etching resin cements, including metallic (gold) crowns, inlays, and onlays; milled and pressed all-ceramic crowns, inlays, and onlays, (including leucite-reinforced, lithium disilicate, alumina- and zirconia-based full-coverage restorations); and PFM crowns.. In addition, total-etch and resin cement is the technique and material of choice for definitive cementation, offering the most optimal result as far as seal and retention of the restoration.. Also, in the definitive cementation of implant restorations, because of extremely low film thickness, RMGI cement can be “painted” very sparingly on the internal surface of the restoration.. After holding the restoration with firm finger pressure for 30 to 45 seconds, and while the cement had still not reached a set, the patient was asked to close firmly on the restoration to ensure complete seat. Figure 17.. Once the gel set was reached, an explorer (or scaler) was used to easily remove the excess cement from the marginal areas and from the provisional restoration (Figure 8).. CLINICAL CASE 3 Cementation of Single-Unit All-Ceramic Crowns Using a Self-Etching Resin Cement Figures 20 and 21 show lingual and facial views of all-ceramic restorations for teeth Nos.. This surface treatment agent has been shown to help create a stronger bond between the resin cement and the zirconium surface when applied to the internal surface of the restoration prior to cementation.After proper isolation was achieved (Isolite [Isolite Technologies]), the restorations were ready for placement (Figure 22).. Then, the adjacent restoration was seated on the preparation (without cement) to hold the correct position of the cemented unit during the gel set.. Next (and this process was done to definitively cement the adjacent restoration, dental tape was used interproximally to make sure all of the excess cement had been removed.

This technique also involves obtaining the correct endodontic file working length of a canal and then working the canal up to the largest file size (ie, master apical file [MAF]) that is able to be placed to the specified working length.. 3 Bioactive endodontics eliminates all of these clinical obturation steps by using bioactive materials and the patient's own blood in order to regenerate tissue in the root canal system.. 4 Clinically, regenerative endodontics was first developed for the treatment of necrotic immature permanent teeth in order to obtain root end closure and encourage continued development of the root and thickening of the canal walls.. 6,7 In addition to treating immature permanent teeth with necrotic pulps, reports in the literature have also demonstrated the use of regenerative endodontic procedures on mature permanent teeth with necrotic pulps, teeth with persistent apical periodontitis after conventional endodontic treatment, traumatized teeth with external inflammatory resorption, teeth with horizontal fractures, and avulsed teeth.. Regarding canal preparation, although there is not a specific endodontic canal preparation technique required for the performance of regenerative endodontics, there are some canal preparation guidelines.. In addition, thickening of the canal walls and continued root development, which is often observed in regenerative endodontic treatment for necrotic immature permanent teeth, does not occur in mature permanent teeth; however, apical closure can occur.. 27 It is also important to note that, unlike in regenerative endodontic treatment on necrotic immature permanent teeth where it is recommended to perform minimal canal preparation because of the thin dentinal walls, regenerative endodontic treatment for necrotic mature permanent teeth necessitates complete mechanical debridement to remove the necrotic tissue and eliminate root canal infection.. Performing regenerative endodontic procedures on vital mature permanent teeth involves the exact same treatment steps that are used for necrotic mature permanent teeth, except that in vital teeth, the bacterial infection component that is observed in necrotic pulp cases is not the same (ie, no bacteria to minimal pulpal bacteria is present).. This treatment involves the performance of various regenerative endodontic techniques, which provide a more biologic approach to endodontic treatment than the current, conventional clinical methodology.. Saoud TM, Huang GT, Gibbs JL, et al. Management of teeth with persistent apical periodontitis after root canal treatment using regenerative endodontic therapy.

• Establishing the maxillary incisal edge position. • Establishing the mandibular incisal edge position. • Determining the appropriate vertical dimension of occlusion. • Obtaining an accurate centric relation bite record. • Mounting the casts on an articulator. • Verifying proper phonetics. The starting point for complete denture fabrication is determining where the upper anterior teeth need to be in both the vertical and horizontal dimensions.. The height of the mandibular wax rim in the anterior region should be 18 mm from the bottom of the vestibule to the anticipated incisal edge position, which approximates the desired location.. To create "S" sounds when speaking at conversational speed, the mandible moves forward to the "closest speaking space," which occurs when the lower incisal edges approximate the upper incisal edges or lingual surfaces of the upper anterior teeth by 1.0 mm to 1.5 mm.. In removable prosthodontics, it is important to restore the completely edentulous patient's occlusion in harmony with centric relation at the appropriate vertical dimension of occlusion.. The pin on the articulator is then adjusted so that the speaking wax is just out of contact with the upper wax rim ().. This pin setting represents the appropriate vertical dimension of occlusion that has been determined for the patient.. Centric relation, a must for complete dentures.

After all, you are doing everything that you can to take good care of your teeth: cleaning them twice a day, being careful of what you bite into, flossing regularly and visiting a dentist every now and then.. There is actually a special kind of dental glue for teeth, which also goes by the name of dental cement or dental adhesive , used by dentists to help restore broken teeth and prevent further damage.. So what is dental glue?What is it made of and how does it help with temporary and permanent tooth repair?. Dental cement, tooth glue, or whatever you choose to call it, is an agent that a dentist uses for securing a tooth restoration, such as a fixed bridge, inlay, onlay, or crown, to your damaged teeth.. A dentist uses temporary crown cement to hold temporary crowns in place, or when they wish to observe and assess how your teeth respond to a particular restoration.. Permanent dental glue is the type of teeth glue used for fixing various dental restorations on a permanent basis.. Depending on what it's made of, dental cement can be divided into six types:. Superglue may also have a serious reaction with different types of natural fibres, for example, cotton, which is commonly used in dental procedures.. If you need to fix a broken tooth or crown in an emergency, you can buy a temporary filling kit that is designed for this purpose.. After any procedure involving dental adhesive to repair your teeth, take extra care regarding your oral health and visit your dentist once or twice a year at least, depending on the recommendation of your dentist, to make sure that everything continues to be in order.. How Dental Glue and Cement Can Repair Fillings, Crowns & Broken Teeth

Good working ergonomics is essential so that work capability, efficiency and high clinical level of treatment can be maintained throughout the working life of dental professionals.. 11 Four-handed dentistry is ergonomically the most favorable way to provide dental services since it minimizes undesirable movements of the operating team and expedites the progress of most dental procedures.. 12,13 Available research supports the idea that ergonomic hazards can be managed or alleviated effectively using a multifaceted approach that includes preventive education, postural and positioning strategies, proper selection and use of ergonomic equipment and frequent breaks with stretching and postural strengthening techniques.. Dentists should also perform specific exercises for the trunk and shoulder girdle to enhance the health and integrity of the spinal column; stretching exercises for the hands and head & neck; maintain good working posture; optimize the function of the arms and hands; and prevent injuries.. Slowly open and close hands from a completely open position (Figure 4a), to a completely closed position (Figure 4b), which ends with your fingers tucked into your palm; press the palms of your hands together and then relax them (Figure 4c); gently pull and relax each finger on each hand separately (Figure 4d); cross the wrists and gently stretch and relax (Figure 4e).. Relax shoulders and tuck the chin into the neck (Figure 5a), then raise the head back (Figure 5b); tilt head to the side as if trying to touch ear to the shoulder (Figure 5c); repeat on other side (Figure 5d).. Aspects of particular interest are the prevention of occupational diseases, legal responsibility for protecting the health and safety of employees and students, 17 education in dental ergonomics for dental and oral hygiene students, the academic development and research of dental ergonomics, using organizational models in daily dental practice, and the development of ergonomics at the global level.. Meanwhile, the importance of following proper ergonomic principles should be realized so that these problems can be avoided by increasing awareness of the postures used during work, redesigning the workstation to promote neutral positions, examining the impact of instrument use on upper extremity pain, and following healthy work practices to reduce the stress of dental work on the practitioner’s body.

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