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Dentists struggle with the same wellness issues as everyone else. If you’re facing stress, depression, chemical dependency, lack of energy or ergonomic issues – you’re not alone.

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Stiff neck or aching back? Find ways to be healthy and stay healthy.

Voices of Hope: Well-Being in Practice and Life
Research tells us that dentists are no more—or less—likely to develop substance use disorders ... Read More
Stress: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
Stress can cause changes in those experiencing it. In some cases there are clear signs that people are ... Read More
7 Ergo Tips to Help You Stay Healthy
Practicing dentistry often involves being in uncomfortable postures and performing repetitive hand motions ... Read More
Mental Illness and Suicide in Dental School: Fighting the Stigma
This article originally appeared in the 2014 winter issue of Mouth and is reprinted with the permission of ... Read More
Symptoms and Causes of Back Pain
As a dentist, dental hygienist, or dental assistant, you do many procedures that require a close visual field ... Read More
Reducing Hand Pain
Dentists, dental hygienists and dental assistants may experience hand pain in doing dental procedures.  ... Read More
The Importance of Sleep
Lack of sleep leaves us drowsy and unable to concentrate. Sleep deprivation can contribute to mood swings, ... Read More
Addiction and Your Dental License
Drug addiction is a very complex brain disease characterized by compulsive and sometimes uncontrollable drug ... Read More
7 Ergo Tips to Help You Stay Healthy
Practicing dentistry often involves being in uncomfortable postures and performing repetitive hand motions ... Read More
Recognize and Reduce Upper Back Pain with these Strategies
Every day, you and your dental team perform procedures on your patients that require controlled movements of ... Read More
Reducing Hand Pain
Dentists, dental hygienists and dental assistants may experience hand pain in doing dental procedures.  ... Read More
10 Common Excuses for Avoiding Exercise
Dentists, like anyone else, know that it’s important to stay fit. And yet how many of us tell our ... Read More
Safety Tips to Prevent Hearing Loss
Dentists are exposed to the noise of handpieces and ultrasonic scalers, at levels of 60-99 decibels. While ... Read More
Staying Well in the Dental Profession
No one is completely immune from addictive disorders, psychiatric illnesses, infectious disease, family and ... Read More
Health Insurance Resources for Members
Searching for health insurance options? The ADA can help!Searching for health insurance options? The ADA can ... Read More
General Well-Being in the Dental Industry
General Well-Being in the Dental Profession No one is completely immune from addictive disorders, ... Read More
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