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Dental Ergonomic Equipment Recommendations

Is your dental equipment helping or hurting you?

Some of the biggest dental manufacturers make non-ergonomic products that can actually create pain syndromes. Recognized internationally as an expert in dental ergonomics, Dr. Bethany Valachi is Instructor of Ergonomics at OHSU School of Dentistry and has performed unbiased, evidence-based evaluations of hundreds of dental products over the past 20 years.

NOTE: Dr. Valachi does NOT have any financial affiliation with, or receive any commission from manufacturers. We do not sell dental equipment.  

Find ergonomic equipment that benefits your health!

Operator Stools

Operator stools run the gamut from non-tilting, no backrest, saddle stools and no armrests. Which styles are truly ergonomic?

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Dental Loupes

Discover which loupes can consistently keep you in a safe head posture to prevent neck pain.

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Positioning Aids

Properly supporting the cervical curve is key to improving patient's tolerance to being reclined, which improves YOUR posture!

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Assistant Stools

Assistant stools and their adjustment can either improve or worsen your health. Discover which brands Dr. Valachi uses in her consultations

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Lighting should parallel the operator's line of sight as closely as possible--but which styles has the least harmful blue light?

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Isolation Systems

Isolation systems improve ergonomics by combining tasks:
Retracting soft tissue
Acts as rubber dam
Frees up assistant

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Instruments & Handpieces

Dental instruments & handpieces should combine 3 key features

>12mm diameter

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Ambidextrous gloves can lead to carpal tunnel-type pain at the base of the thumb. Fitted gloves are critical for career longevity in dentis

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Patient Chairs

Patient chairs must allow easy access to the oral cavity to allow the operator to maintain optimal posture.

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Delivery Systems

The positioning, usage and adjustment of the delivery system can have a dramatic impact on the operator's musculoskeletal health.

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Call Today:

P.O. Box 25552
Portland, Oregon 97298

Dr. Bethany Valachi

Beat Pain and Extend Your Career

Dr. Bethany Valachi has helped thousands of dental professionals for over 20 years, and is recognized internationally as an expert in dental ergonomics. Let Dr. Valachi help you work pain-free and take back your practice!

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