LIGHTING AND LUMINARIES
THE IMPORTANCE OF PROPER LIGHTING
Proper lighting in a dental room is a very important ergonomic factor. It makes the work easier for the staff. The visual accuracy increases and minor details can easily be perceived. In addition, it prevents stress and eye- fatigue. To create the right lighting needs, the vet surgery lamp must give at least 20,000 lux around the animal’s mouth with a surrounding lighting of 5000 lux. If the operatory light is the only light in the operating room, staff’s eyes will soon be quickly exhausted because the eyes have to constantly adapt to different lighting. Glare occurs when the staff directs the eye from the brightly lit oral cavity to the tray to take an instrument and back toward the mouth. The eyes cannot adjust quickly enough to the bright light from the operatory light.
LOUPES ARE OF SIGNIFICANT ERGONOMIC IMPORTANCE
A good pair of loupes are raising staffs’ productivity, the level of excellence, confidence and enhance the operational working posture by maintaining a set focal range. The prevalence of neck pain among dentists hovers around 70% as a result of working with a forward head posture over 30°. To prevent this, loupes with correct working distance and size will allow the clinician to work with a minimal forward head posture.