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Low Back Pain in Dentistry: Bridging the Gap Between Ergonomics and Work-related Pain

Low Back Pain in Dentistry: Bridging the Gap Between Ergonomics and Work-related Pain

Low Back Pain in Dentistry: Bridging the Gap Between Ergonomics and Work-related Pain

Bethany Valachi, MS, PT, CEAS
Bethany Valachi, MS, PT, CEAS
on behalf of Dental Town

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$36.00 $ 36.00 $ 36.00

$ 36.00 $ 36.00 $ 36.00
$ 36.00 $ 36.00 $ 36.00
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Launch date: 08 Mar 2017
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Last updated: 24 May 2017

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An average of 1 out of 2 dentists or hygienists experience chronic low back pain that can affect quality of life, productivity, or career longevity. In fact, nearly one-third of dentists who retire early are forced to do so because of a musculoskeletal disorder. This ground-breaking seminar fills a void in the dental education — bridging the gap between dental ergonomics and work-related low back pain. Discover how dentistry and equipment selection are impacting your physical health, and implement effective prevention strategies based on clinical experience and research in the areas of dental ergonomics, biomechanics, kinesiology and physiology.

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Objectives
Identify the microtrauma and risk factors that contribute to low back pain (LBP) in dentistry Understand how features and adjustments on operator stools impact the lower back Position patients optimally to reduce low back strain. Identify operatory layouts and delivery systems that may exacerbate LBP. Implement correct postures and body mechanics to stabilize and protect the lumbar spine. Perform chairside stretches to reduce microtrauma and muscle imbalances. Target specific muscles in a strengthening program and understand why certain exercises can worsen low back pain in dental professionals
Bethany Valachi, MS, PT, CEAS

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Bethany Valachi, MS, PT, CEAS
on behalf of Dental Town

Bethany Valachi, MS, PT, CEAS is a physical therapist, dental ergonomic consultant, and ergonomic columnist for Dental Practice Report. She is President of Posturedontics®, a company that provides research-based dental ergonomic education and evaluates dental ergonomic products.A member of the National Speaker’s Association, Bethany lectures internationally, and, as a certified ergonomic assessment specialist (CEAS), provides in-office dental ergonomic consultations to help team members prevent injury and extend careers. She writes product reviews for DentalCompare.com, is published in the JADA and other journals, author of the ADAA Ergonomic Study Course, and is contributing author to a dental hygiene textbook. She has also developed chairside stretching and home exercise videos specifically for dental professionals. Bethany’s book, “Practice Dentistry Painfree” will be available in summer 2006. She welcomes visitors to her website at www.posturedontics.com.Educational Objectives: Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to achieve the following:Identify the microtrauma and risk factors that contribute to low back pain (LBP) in dentistryUnderstand how features and adjustments on operator stools impact the lower backPosition patients optimally to reduce low back strain.Identify operatory layouts and delivery systems that may exacerbate LBP.Implement correct postures and body mechanics to stabilize and protect the lumbar spine.Perform chairside stretches to reduce microtrauma and muscle imbalances.Target specific muscles in a strengthening program and understand why certain exercises can worsen low back pain in dental professionalsDisclosure: Bethany Valachi declares having received an honorarium from DentalEZ for this presentation.

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This course has been certified by or provided by the following Certified Organization/s:

  • Academy of General Dentistry (PACE)
  • 1.50 Hours

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