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Wrist Pain in Dentistry

by Dr. Bethany Valachi, PT, DPT, MS, CEAS In dentistry, two of the most commonly reported pain syndromes of the wrist occur in nearly the same area.  Easily confused, but of entirely different origin, deQuervain’s disease is a painful inflammation of the tendons in the thumb, whereas osteoarthritis (OA) of the thumb is a degenerative Read the full article…

Are Your Dental Loupes Causing Pain?

by Dr. Bethany Valachi, PT, DPT, MS, CEAS Imagine spending $1,500 on new loupes, and you suddenly begin to develop neck pain, or, your existing neck pain worsens. This is an all-too-common problem that I frequently encounter in my dental ergonomic consultations.   On the other hand, I have repeatedly seen well-designed ergonomic loupes improve or Read the full article…

Why Dentists & Hygienists Require Specific Exercise

In this excerpt from her exercise DVD, Dr. Valachi explains why dental professionals should target specific muscle groups with muscular endurance training and why certain generic exercise routines and gym machines (that are not a problem for the general public) can throw dental professional into the vicious pain cycle!

How to Prevent Work-Related Pain in Dentistry

5 Essential Steps to Prevent Pain & Ensure Career Longevity By Dr. Bethany Valachi Pain is not a necessary by-product of dentistry.  You can reduce or eliminate your pain with targeted, evidence-based interventions! Unfortunately, most dental and hygiene schools do not teach evidence-based ergonomics and wellness strategies.  To make matters worse, the dental continuing education system Read the full article…

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