You First: Burnout focus of this year’s health, well-being conference

The ADA Practice Institute’s 2019 Dentist Health and Well-Being Program Conference will take place Aug. 16 at the ADA Headquarters in Chicago.

This year’s conference, You First: Management and Prevention of Burnout in Dentistry, features sessions on recognizing and preventing burnout, dealing with the stigma of being a provider with mental health issues, and a questions-and-answers session with professionals who have experienced burnout.

Making a difference in the lives of others – this is the reason many of us were drawn to our roles in dentistry. This care, however, comes at a cost. The stories we hear and the care we provide to our patients affects us. Regulatory requirements, increasing time constraints, and being rated and measured on everything we do have become a part of our everyday realities. In response, we cut ourselves off from feeling. We look for escape in unhealthy ways. These are the reasons burnout rates continue at alarming rates.

By the end of the program, participants will be able to:

  • Share knowledge and lessons learned on the prevalence, drivers and consequence of burnout among dental professionals.
  • Discuss the challenges and barriers dental professionals face in today’s complex dental practice environment.
  • Identify and discuss best practices and experiences in building individual and organizational resilience.
  • Foster resilience through the building of relationships and social connections.

The conference registration fee for ADA members is $150.

Visit ADA.org/WellBeingConference to register.

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