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Wellness

Running a dental office is dynamic and multi-faceted – and the resources and services developed by the American Dental Association can help.

Dentists struggle with the same wellness issues as everyone else. Help your office take proactive steps to challenges facing dental professionals.

Improve Your Knowledge with Wellness

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Dentist Well-Being: “I think my dentist has a problem.”

  • “I think my dentist has a problem.” If you find yourself saying this, it might be true. Research tells us that dentists are no more—or less—likely to develop substance use disorders (alcohol or drug abuse or dependence) than the general population. In other words, 10–15 percent of dentists will have a drug and/or alcohol problem sometime in their lives.
  • The ADA can help you help your dentist by connecting you with the right resources. Services are available in most states for dentists at risk of or experiencing impairment. Find tips on staying well in the dental profession and access the State Well-Being Directory. The ADA’s Dentist Health and Wellness Program is here to help. Please contact us at dentalpractice@ada.org. All inquiries are confidential.
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Ergonomic

  • Practicing dentistry often involves being in uncomfortable postures with resulting back discomfort or performing repetitive hand motions for long periods of time. As a result, 40 to 60 percent of dental professionals suffer from work-related musculoskeletal issues.
  • If you want to do your best not to become one of these statistics, use these videos to help everyone in the office stay healthy and happy!
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Managing Pregnancy

Managing Pregnancy: Best Practices and Policies for Pregnant Dentists and Pregnant Dental Team Members… This text opens a new tab to the catalog website… offers sound guidelines and insight to help dentists and dental teams integrate practice management and maternity issues. This resource address the wellness and health concerns of pregnant dentists and dental team members, such as radiation usage during pregnancy and stress management. It also answers the questions office and personnel managers may have when one of their employees becomes pregnant.

AADOM members get 15% off all ADA Catalog products. If your dentist is an ADA member, use the member login to take advantage of discounted pricing. Use code 20507 and order before 12/31/20. Visit ADAcatalog.org… This text opens a new tab to the official website… or call 800-947-4746.