Practice Pain Free Dentistry
Practice Pain Free Dentistry
These blogs posts and podcasts provide quality evidenced based information about the physical practice of dentistry. Learn how to practice pain free, to create healthy habits and to promote a healthy environment for your entire team.
Dr Juanita Benedict

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A funny thing about dentistry.....
Work related musculoskeletal disorders in dentistry are 100% preventable. I know what you're thinking. You are thinking, Juanita, come on....if that is really true, why are 90% of dental students reporting pain while they are still in school. Why is ill health cited in 67% of dentists who retire...  Read More
Dental professionals are in the business of keeping people healthy and pain free. Working long hours in impossibly small spaces to perform (seemingly) impossibly complex procedures is essential to ensure the well being of patients. It is an admirable profession filled with dedicated persons...  Read More
“I stretch my neck all of the time.” Dr. Iminpain, DDS proudly declares. “You do? That’s great! How long do you hold the stretch?” I feel a great sense of hope as our consulting session begins. Maybe he has picked up a valuable tool that we can work with to help...  Read More
Staying Active and Healthy While Practicing Dentistry: Dr. Boers' Story
Dr. Chad Boers graciously agreed to write a blog about how he manages to stay healthy and the benefits of exercise on his practice. Many thanks to him to take time out of his busy schedule to provide some insight and share his experience on this important topic that he is so passionate about. ...  Read More
Are you blaming dentistry for all of your musculoskeletal pain? You may be surprised to find out that common things you are doing may actually be making your pain worse. Read my latest blog to find out what they are and how you can stop.   Read More
As a therapist, there is nothing more disturbing than to have a patient/client sit in my office and say these words, "I've had PT in the past, but it didn't help." Those words are typically spoken by people who feel forced into physical therapy by their doctor (or insurance company) before surgery...  Read More
As a therapist, there is nothing more disturbing than to have a patient/client sit in my office and say these words, "I've had PT in the past, but it didn't help." Those words are typically spoken by people who feel forced into physical therapy by their doctor (or insurance company) before surgery...  Read More
I first started dental assisting when my stepfather needed help in the office. I was happy to learn something new and to work with him and the patients. It was also good way to earn a little extra money while I was in college. I returned to assisting when I graduated and moved away and wanted to...  Read More
Can’t sleep. Can’t bend over. Can’t walk through stores. Can’t stand to make dinner. Can’t clean my house. Can’t pick up my children/grandchildren. Can’t drive for very long. Can’t put on pants normally. Can’t sit through a movie. ...  Read More
Dentistry is a very physical profession. There are ways to combat the fatigue experienced throughout the day. Watch this short video for tips on how.   Read More
Muscle Fatigue and Dentistry: A painful combination
Sometimes you can feel it starting as soon as you position yourself to begin working on a patient, especially if that patient is at the end of the day. It starts as a small feeling of discomfort. You ignore it. You only have X amount of time to finish this procedure so that you can stay on...  Read More
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