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Solving Work Related Pain in Dentistry

Blog Category: Ergonomics

5 Steps to Practicing Dentistry Pain-Free

DR. VALACHI’S COVER ARTICLE in the Nov/Dec 2019 AADGP magazine! Pain is not a necessary by-product of dentistry.  You can reduce or eliminate your pain with targeted, evidence-based interventions! VIEW VIDEO Access the WellBody System NOW! Unfortunately, most dental and hygiene schools do not teach evidence-based ergonomics and wellness strategies.  To make matters worse, the dentalRead More >>

Work-related Pain Among Women in Dentistry

-Original Article by Dr. Bethany Valachi-  edited by Merideth Sweeney Did you realize the profession of dentistry ranked four out of the top five careers that are most damaging to one’s overall health (Kiersz & Gillett, 2018)?  Now, include being a woman to that alarming statistic, and this combination could produce the perfect storm for an ergonomic disaster.  But what ifRead More >>

How to Select an Ergonomic Dental Stool that fits YOU!

-Dr. Bethany Valachi- When it comes to dental stools, one size does NOT fit all!  With all the varieties and optional features of dental stools on the market today, your unique body characteristics can be better fitted and supported than ever before!  However, when selecting a dental stool, we must now take a look at notRead More >>

How Proper Positioning Improves Your Posture in Dentistry

-Dr. Bethany Valachi- One of the primary reasons I see my students and clinicians contorting over the patient is due to poor control of the occlusal plane when treating the upper arch.  This is Step 3 of my 10-Step Patient Positioning Sequence, and one of the most important concepts in dental ergonomics:  when the occlusalRead More >>

Is Your Dental Delivery System Delivering Pain?

-Dr. Bethany Valachi- Manufacturers frequently tout the esthetic and productivity features of different delivery systems, however the way the system is used and adjusted can either benefit or worsen your health.  Here, I highlight the most common ergonomic challenges with delivery system and easy resolutions!  Rear-Delivery Systems Rear-delivery systems work best when true four-handed dentistryRead More >>

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