Bethany Valachi, PT, MS, CEAS is a physical therapist whose career took an abrupt detour after marrying a dentist with chronic low back pain. She now works full time as a dental ergonomic speaker/consultant and is founder and CEO of Posturedontics, a company that provides research-based dental ergonomic education and evaluates dental products. Bethany is clinical instructor of ergonomics at OHSU School of Dentistry in Portland, OR, and has provided expertise on dental ergonomics to faculty and students at numerous dental universities and hygiene schools, including faculty training at New York University College of Dentistry. As a certified ergonomic assessment specialist, she also consults with practicing dental professionals to improve ergonomics, work more comfortably and extend their careers.
Bethany is author of the book, "Practice Dentistry Pain-Free: Evidence-based Strategies to Prevent Pain & Extend Your Career". A member of the National Speaker's Association, Bethany has been invited to lecture at more than 250 dental meetings and was invited to speak at the 2009 International Dental Ergonomics Congress in Krakow, Poland. She has published more than 50 articles in the JADA, Australian Dental Practice, Dentistry Today, Dental Economics, CDA Journal, RDH, Contemporary Oral Hygiene and other peer-reviewed journals. Bethany is the author of the ADAA Ergonomic Home Study course and has produced dental ergonomic videos specifically for dental professionals.