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Solving Work Related Pain in Dentistry

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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 >>

Why Dentists & Hygienists Require Specific Exercise

-Dr. Bethany Valachi- Dental professionals are uniquely prone to muscle imbalances that are not a problem for the general population.  In this video, Dr. Valachi explains why dental professionals should target specific muscle groups with muscular endurance training and why certain generic exercise routines and gym machines can throw dental professionals into the vicious painRead More >>

What Causes Hip Pain in Dentistry?

-Dr. Bethany Valachi- Hip pain among dental professionals can be due to a number of factors, however one of the most common is piriformis syndrome.  Piriformis syndrome is more prevalent among women than men, and occupations that involve prolonged sitting, such as dentistry, may place women at a higher risk for hip pain than otherRead More >>

Strength vs. Endurance Exercise for Dental Professionals

-Dr. Bethany Valachi- You wouldn’t put just any old forcep on any old tooth for an extraction. You need to match the appropriate instrument to the specific treatment need. For example, if you try to use an anterior forcep on a posterior tooth, it probably won’t work well…in fact, someone could get hurt! Likewise, whenRead More >>

Exercises that Dental Professionals Should Avoid!

-Dr. Bethany Valachi- When it comes to exercise, dental professionals should look to the evidence!  Dental professionals are prone to painful muscle imbalances which can be exacerbated by exercises that are not a problem for the general public. This is why generic exercise regimens (P90X, Pilates, Yoga and Crossfit) need to be modified to removeRead More >>

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