ADA offers wellness resources for dentists

wellness resourcesWhether it’s help with ergonomics in the dental practice, substance abuse prevention or mental health issues, the American Dental Association has a number of wellness resources for dentists.

The Dentist Health and Well-Being Program provides support for ADA members who are in need of information on health and wellness issues.

“As dentists, we’re trained to look out for the well-being and health of our patients,” said Dr. Chris Smith, chair of the Council on Dental Practice’s Dental Wellness Advisory Committee. “But in order to do that effectively, we need to be healthy ourselves. We want our members to know we’re here for them and they have a place to turn to.”

The ADA Center for Professional Success has articles for members on work/life balance, managing stress, ergonomics, addiction, among other topics to help dentists navigate their professional careers. Visit Success. ADA.org and log in with your member ID for more information.

Dentists who need a referral for state well-being committees, specialized treatment facilities or ADA resources for themselves or a colleague can contact Alison Bramhall, ADA manager of dentist health and wellness, at bramhalla@ada.org. All inquiries and referrals are confidential.

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