Yoga, Dentistry and Healthy Practice with Dr. Ana Dougherty

June 5, 2017

Yoga seems as though it would be the perfect compainion for dental professionals.  It certianly is for Dr. Ana Dougherty.  She has been practicing yoga for as long as she has been practicing dentistry and credits it for saving her from the fate of many of her colleagues. 

In this episode, Dr. Dougherty shares her story as well as what she is doing to help dental professionals learn to create healthy practices, including launching a fantastic YouTube series.

Links in this episode:

The YogaDentist on YouTube

The YogaDentist on Facebook

Healthy Solutions for Dental Professionals


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Ergonomics of Dental Office Design with Dr. Jeff Carter

May 25, 2017

Dr. Jeff Carter knows a thing or two about designing great dental spaces, after all, he used to practice!  In this episode he joins me to discuss how office space and equipment design influence ergonomics.


The Inevitability of Neck and Back Pain in Dentistry

Practice Design Group

See Dr. Carter's Prop Demonstration!

Register for the FREE webinar!


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Using Microscopes in Every Day Dentistry with Dr. Charles Payet

May 11, 2017

Ever considered what it would be like to work with a microscope?  Think that microscopes are only useful for specialists?  Dr. Payet doesn't!  This self proclaimed dental tech geek discovered that using microscopes didn't just improve his work as a genral dentist, but also his physical health.  

This week on Healthy Solutions for Dental Professionals, I interview Dr. Charles Payet about what it is like to work in a general practice with microscopes.  We discuss the benefits and barriers as well as helpful tips to get you started.  

I also am excited to announce my first live webinar, Creating Your Healthy Practice: Pain, Posture and Ergonomics, which is FREE and now open for registration at the Healthy Solutions website.

Any questions about today's episode?  Contact Dr. Payet:

Google Plus: SmilesbyPayet

Website: Smiles by Payet

Twitter: @smilesbypayet


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Dental Loupes Exposed: Everything you need to know about loupes with James Farleo of Eclipse Loupes and Products

May 4, 2017

Loupes are essential to creating a healthy and safe dental practice.  But how do you know that you are selecting the right ones for you?  There are literally hundreds of options when it comes to purchasing loupes for your dental practice.  If you don't choose well, you may be increasing your pain!

James Farleo from Eclipse Loupes and Products shares his expertise so that you can become an informed consumer.  His insight into the loupe industry will help you avoid common mistakes made by dental professionals when purchasing loupes.  

This is a MUST listen to podcast!  Save it, and never ever buy loupes again without listening to this episode in it's entirety!


Websites Referenced in this Podcast: 

Eclipse Loupes and Products

Healthy Solutions for Dental Professionals


Additional Resources:

Click here to watch a short video on how to measure your own working distance.


Four Handed Dentistry: The Team Approach to Treatment with Dr. Martyn Amsel Part 2

April 27, 2017

Picking up from right where we left off, Dr. Amsel and I continue the discussion of how four handed dentistry can reduce painful dental practice, create a healthy environment for your entire staff, and just make work much more enjoyable.

You can find Dr. Amsel at:

And, of course, don't forget to stop by Healthy Solutions for Dental Professionals:

Next week......LOUPES!


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Four Handed Dentistry: The Team Approach to Treatment with Dr. Martyn Amsel Part 1

April 20, 2017

Four handed dentistry has long been a staple of dentistry.  Most dental professionals are familiar with the idea, but few actually know how to put it into practice.  Dr. Martyn Amsel of Dynamic Dentistry provides details the benefits of learning to practice as a team.  He also discusses small steps you can take to implement four handed dentistry into your daily work.

This interview was so great, I've decided to break it into two parts!  

Websites referenced:

Dynamic Dentistry:

Healthy Solutons for Dental Professionals:


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How to choose the right chair for your dental practice: A question answered by Dr. Juanita Benedict

April 13, 2017

Selecting the right operator chair is one of the most fundamentally important decisions you can make in your dental practice.  The correct chair can help you maintain a supported safe posture while the wrong chair can force you into unsafe positions resulting in fatigue, instability and ultimately, pain.  

In this podcast, Dr. Benedict explores various seating options for the dental profession and shares strategies for how to select or adjust a chair that is right for you.  


Seat wedge cushions:

Healthy Solutions for Dental Professionals:

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Moving safe dental practice forward with research with Dr. Melanie Hayes

April 5, 2017

Research shapes our world.  This is especially true when it comes to dental ergonomics.  I was honored to have the pleasure of interviewing one of the top researcher in dental ergonomics today, Dr. Melanie Hayes.  We discuss why alarming numbers of dental professionals continue to practice in pain and how we are working to solve it.  

You can reach Dr. Hayes via email at:

You can also follow her on twitter: @drmelhayes

Go to for past podcasts, blogs and to learn about solutions that can help you practice safely.  Sign up for a free consultation and discover how simple it can be to work pain free!

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Not just for sitting: How ergonomics saves dental practices with Dr. Nataniel Agour

March 29, 2017

Dr. Agour, an Isreali pediatric and aesthetic dentist, was suffering from constant pain.  His work was beginning to take a toll on his body.  Along with some colleagues, he was determined to find a solution that worked.  

He found that ergonomics was not just a trend.  Nor was it only a method to create better posture while practicing.  Instead, it was a broad range of ideas and concepts that saved his dental practice and helped him regain control of his life.  

Now, Dr. Agour and his colleagues are educating other dental professionals throughout the world about the benefits of applying ergonomic strategies to daily work. DentalErgo's mission is to "help each dental professional work correctly by reducing pain, eliminating stress, and improving communication among staff."

Join Dr. Agour and me as we discuss his path to healthy practice and his new mission to help others.

Websites referred to in this podcast:

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Healing After 30 Years of Dentistry: Dr. Aniko Ball and the Alexander Technique

March 20, 2017

Dr. Aniko Ball was no longer able to tie her own shoes, much less perform highly skilled dentistry.  After 3 decades of practicing dentistry in pain, Dr. Ball was desperate.  Little did she know a trip to a bookstore would give her back the hope she had lost.  

Dr. Ball is now offering that same hope to dental professionals throughout the world with her unique and dental specific application of the Alexander Technique. In this podcast she shares her story and her passion. Learn a few techniques you can use in your practice today!

The following websites are referenced: Dr. Ball's website American Society for the Alexander Technique Healthy Solutions for Dental Professionals