Check Yourself Before You Wreck Yourself: Evidence-based Ergonomics for a Long & Healthy Career

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You have a microscope, you sit up straight—then why do nearly 75% of endodontists experience neck, arm or shoulder pain? Pain is NOT a necessary by-product of endodontics! Join Dr. Valachi for this evidence-based seminar, as she reveals the etiologies of work-related pain among endodontists and introduces a a relevant, ground-breaking 5-step solution.

Due to the multi-factorial nature of work-related pain in endodontics, rarely does a single intervention (i.e. new microscope,, strength training, chiropractic adjustment) permanently resolve chronic pain issues. Studies reveal 5 key areas that must be addressed to effectively resolve work-related pain in dentistry: Proper Ergonomics, Stress Management, Myofascial Treatment, Chairside Stretching and Muscular Endurance Training. The sequence in which these are implemented is also integral to successfully resolving pain.

  • Modify non-ergonomic microscopes that cause unsafe head postures and neck pain.
  • Identify common painful trigger points that develop amount endodontists. 
  • Explain how to correct painful muscle imbalances to which endodontists are prone with a specific type of exercise: muscular endurance training


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1.00 CE credit  |  Certificate available
1.00 CE credit  |  Certificate available

Bethany Valachi, PT, DPT, MS, CEAS

Dr. Bethany Valachi, PT, DPT, MS, CEAS is author of the book, “Practice Dentistry Pain-Free”, clinical instructor of ergonomics at OHSU School of Dentistry in Portland, OR and is recognized internationally as an expert in dental ergonomics. For over 20 years, Dr. Valachi has helped thousands of dental professionals prevent pain and extend their careers with her relevant, evidence-based dental ergonomic education. She has published more than 80 articles in peer-reviewed dental journals and offers AGD PACE approved dental ergonomic online video training on her website at

Bethany Valachi, PT, DPT, MS, CEAS

In accordance with this policy, I declare that I have NO past or present proprietary or relevant financial relationship or receive gifts in kind (including soft intangible remuneration), consulting position or affiliation, or other personal interest of any nature or kind in any product, service, course and/or company, or in any firm beneficially associated therewith.