Evidence-based Strategies for a Long & Healthy Career - a live webinar
Bethany Valachi, PT, DPT, MS, CEASLecture
This course is part of the Association for Continuing Dental Education Joint Live Webinar Series
This course is part of the Association for Continuing Dental Education Joint Live Webinar Series*
Did you know that one-third of dentists who retire early are forced to do so, due to a musculoskeletal disorder? Untreated chronic pain can result in physical and financial disaster! Now, more than ever, during the COVID-19 pandemic, mental stress can add to the physical demands in the operatory, resulting in pain. Due to the multi-factorial nature of work-related pain in dentistry, rarely does a single intervention (i.e., new loupes, strength training) permanently resolve chronic pain issues. Research reveals 5 key areas that are essential to effectively resolving work-related pain in dentistry. The sequence in which these are implemented is also integral to successfully resolving pain. This dynamic interactive webinar introduces ground-breaking education that can help rejuvenate your love of doing dentistry and transform your life!
At the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to:
- Learn the etiologies of work-related pain in dentistry
- Discover the single most important dental ergonomic intervention to prevent neck pain
- Implement a technique to easily down-regulate the sympathetic nervous system in the operatory
- Discover how painful trigger points develop in dental professionals and a self-treatment protocol
- Discover which types of stretches are most beneficial and how to perform them
- Learn how to correct painful muscle imbalances with proper exercise
Dr. Bethany Valachi is author of the book, “Practice Dentistry Pain-Free”, clinical instructor of ergonomics at OHSU School of Dentistry, and is recognized internationally as ‘the’ 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, presented over 1,000 lectures internationally, and offers dental ergonomic video training on her website at www.posturedontics.com.
Wednesday, November 17, 2021
The Dental Professional
5:00pm – 6:00pm Pacific Standard time
*The University of Washington in conjunction with the Association for Continuing Dental Education (ACDE), along with 30 of its member schools jointly presents the “ACDE Webinar Series”
This series features university-based key opinion leaders presenting numerous topics on multiple dates and times. Presentations are available to meet every dental health care professional’s schedule and interests.
The University of Washington is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider.
ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.
This continuing education activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the standards of the ADA Continuing Education Recognition Program (ADA CERP) through joint efforts between the University of Washington and Oregon Health Sciences University.
The University of Washington is a member of the Association for Continuing Dental Education.
University of Washington designates this activity for 1 continuing education credit.