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Dr. Bethany Valachi, PT, MS, CEAS
Dr. Bethany Valachi, PT, MS, CEAS is DPR’s ergonomics editor and author of the book,“Practice Dentistry Pain-Free” and clinical instructor of ergonomics at OHSU School of Dentistry in Portland, Ore. A physical therapist who has worked exclusively with dental professionals for more than 15 years, she is recognized internationally as an expert in dental ergonomics, and has been invited to lecture at more than 300 conferences worldwide. She has published more than 50 articles in peer-reviewed dental journals and has developed patient positioning and exercise DVDs specifically for dental professionals. Bethany offers free newsletters, articles, videos and product reviews on her website at www.posturedontics.com and can be reached at [email protected]
Resolving upper back pain in dental professionals
Resolving upper back pain in dental professionals
Solving the common problem of back pain in dentists requires identifying the correct cause first.
How shoulder pain can cripple your dental career
How shoulder pain can cripple your dental career
When it comes to shoulder pain, prevention is the best option.
Trigger points and low back pain in dentistry
Trigger points and low back pain in dentistry
What are trigger points, and how can you avoid the pain they can cause?
8 things dental professionals need to know about exercise
8 things dental professionals need to know about exercise
The exercises that work for the average person can be damaging to a dental professional’s health — but do you know which ones are dangerous?
5 steps to a pain-free dental career
These essential steps can be invaluable to preventing pain and ensuring career longevity.
5 steps to a pain-free dental career
5 steps to a pain-free dental career
These essential steps can be invaluable to preventing pain and ensuring career longevity.
5 ways to counteract neck pain
5 ways to counteract neck pain
Neck pain is a common problem plaguing dental professionals, but taking these five steps can help.
How do certain sports impact dental professionals' health?
How do certain sports impact dental professionals' health?
It's summer and time to hit the water—but several popular summer sports can actually exacerbate muscle imbalances in dental professionals.
Armrests or no armrests?
Armrests or no armrests?
Exploring the benefits of armrests for dental practitioners.
A mysterious upper-back pain syndrome in dental professionals
A mysterious upper-back pain syndrome in dental professionals
Scalene trigger points often fly under the radar of clinical treatment, but they can have serious consequences for dental professionals.