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CE Video Course: Dentistry Shouldn’t be a Pain in the Neck

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 5 customer ratings
(5 customer reviews)


*This course is included in the Dental Ergonomic WellBody System

To effectively prevent neck pain in dentistry, your ergonomic education MUST be specific to dentistry, evidence-based and unbiased.  Dr. Valachi’s doctorate research focused on neck pain in dentistry, and her course offers a plethora of effective interventions.

Pain is NOT a necessary by-product of delivering dental care!  In this dynamic online course, Dr. Valachi shares relevant, research-based interventions to prevent neck and shoulder pain and extend your career.  You’ll learn the 3 criteria to select truly ergonomic loupes; how to make your loupes more ergonomic; how to adjustment flip-up loupes;  patient & delivery system positioning to avoid shoulder pain. Discover self-treatment therapies to resolve trapezius myalgia and which exercises research shows are best for preventing neck & shoulder pain. 1 CEU

Course Objectives:

  • State the risk factors of neck & shoulder pain in dentistry
  • Identify the 3 criteria for selecting ergonomic loupes
  • Implement ergonomic strategies in the operatory to prevent & resolve neck and shoulder pain
  • Learn how to make ergonomic modifications to your existing TTL loupes
  • Learn how to correct muscle imbalances that lead to neck pain syndromes in dental professionals
  • Discuss the most effective self- therapies for neck & shoulder pain.
  • Discover what research reveals are the most effective exercises to prevent neck & shoulder pain.
  • Best pillows to prevent neck pain.

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Course Title: Dentistry Shouldn’t be a Pain in the Neck….or Shoulder!

Course Length: 60 minutes

Description:  Based on the latest research, Dr. Valachi presents how to select & adjust dental equipment to prevent neck pain.  She also introduces the most effective therapies, exercises and resources for self-treating pain outside the operatory.

Course Objectives

  • State the risk factors of neck & shoulder pain in dentistry
  • Identify the 3 criteria for selecting ergonomic loupes
  • Discuss how muscle imbalances lead to pain syndromes in dental professionals
  • Identify ergonomic interventions to prevent rotator cuff impingement & trapezius myalgia
  • Discuss the most effective therapies for neck/shoulder pain

CE Method: Online Course. Available till 12/31/2021

CE credits: 1

AGD PACE test: Available immediately online

Refund: Full refund within 30 days with receipt

Program Provider: Posturedontics, LLC

Instructor: Dr. Bethany Valachi, PT, DPT, MS, CEAS;  Clinical Instructor of Ergonomics, OHSU School of Dentistry, Portland, OR


5 reviews for CE Video Course: Dentistry Shouldn’t be a Pain in the Neck

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Chris (verified owner)

    This is a very helpful course. Dr. Valachi explains clearly how to prevent neck pain and gives great tips on selecting the best equipment and ensuring ergonomic postures. I highly recommend for all dentists and dental students!

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Bryon Satterfield (verified owner)

    I’m having continuing neck pain, exacerbated by my practice of dentistry for almost 40 years. The stretches recommended in this video are the first stretches or strengthening exercises that have made a difference. They are the first to reach the sore muscles and have helped decrease chronic pain. I am looking for continued improvement.

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    FABIOLA GARCIA DE ROCHA (verified owner)

    I’m implementing Dr Valachi’s tips on the video and my pain has already improved a lot. I recommend this course!

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Stacey (verified owner)

    After practicing for more than 26 years as a hyginenist, I finally invested in myself… I attended Bethany’s course many years ago but did not purchase the programs. I thought I could just exercise and stay healthy. Dentistry is hard on the neck and back… I am much better in just 2 weeks of doing the stretching and recommended exercises on this program.
    Purchase this program and prolong your career and health.

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    Brenda Berkal (verified owner)

    Dr. Valachi is extremely knowledgeable about the specific pains of dental professional. Her ergonomic and strengthening recommendations are very helpful. The videos are a “must have” for dentists and team members.

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