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.  

References:

Seat wedge cushions: http://www.backdesigns.com/Seat-wedges-cushions-C122.aspx

Healthy Solutions for Dental Professionals: www.healthydentistrysolultions.com

Be healthy and practice safely!

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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: melanie.hayes@unimelb.edu.au

You can also follow her on twitter: @drmelhayes

Go to www.healthydentistrysolutions.com 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!

Be Healthy and Practice Safely!

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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:

www.dentalergo.com

www.healthydentistrysolutions.com

https://www.facebook.com/healthysolutionsfordentalprofessionals/

Be Healthy and Practice Safely!

 

 

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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:

www.optimumdentalposture.com: Dr. Ball's website

www.asat.com: American Society for the Alexander Technique

www.healthydentistrysolutions.com: Healthy Solutions for Dental Professionals

 

 

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Choosing Health in the Midst of a Busy Life with Dr. David Rice

March 2, 2017

Dr. David Rice, practicing dentist and founder of igniteDDS.com joins me on this episode to share his strategies for how to be healthy despite having a crazy busy life or schedule.  Dr. Rice elaborates on 3 key elements essential to his success in dentistry, health and stress management.  

You can find out more about Dr. Rice and igniteDDS at www.igniteDDS.com.  

Please feel free to share your own personal strategies at www.healthydentistrysolutions.com/podcast.  

Enjoy the episode and remember:

Be Healthy and Practice Safely!

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Episode 2: 2 Minute Body Reboot for Healthier Dental Practice

November 1, 2016

The 1-2 minute time span in between your patients can be used to make you healthier!

Join me as I discuss how a 2 minute reboot can reduce your pain and increase your energy level.

Learn specific exercises and techniques to improve your dental practice and overall health.

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Episode 1: Pain while practicing dentistry standing up.

October 23, 2016

Learn positioning strategies to reduce neck and shoulder pain you may experience while practicing dentistry while standing up.

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Episode 0: Prelaunch

October 1, 2016

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