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ATSU Continuing Education

november, 2021

17nov7:00 pm8:00 pm5 STEPS TO A PRACTICING DENTISTRY PAIN FREE:Evidence-based Strategies for a Long & Healthy Career


Event Details

Association for Continuing Dental Education Joint Provider Live Webinar Series

5 STEPS TO A PRACTICING DENTISTRY PAIN FREE: Evidence-based Strategies for a Long & Healthy Career

Date:                    Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Time:                    7:00 PM CST, 8 PM EST, 5 PM PST

Location:              Zoom

Audience:            The Dental Professional Community

Format:                Lecture

CE Credit:             1.0 credits

Tuition:                 $39

Course Description:

Did you know that one-third of dentists who retire early are forced to, 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 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!

Learning Objectives:

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.

Meet the Speaker:

Dr. 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 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



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.

ADA Continuing Education Recognition Program

A.T. Still University Missouri School of Dentistry & Oral Health

Nationally Approved PACE Program

Provider for FAGD/MAGD credit.

Approval does not imply acceptance by

Any regulatory authority or AGD endorsement.

5/1/2020 to 4/30/2022.

Provider ID# 397632


(Wednesday) 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm CST



Link emailed prior to start of course.


Continuing Dental Education - MOPatricia Pou at (314) 685-3557or 1500 Park Ave., St. Louis, MO 63104

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