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ADA Dentist Health and Well-Being Conference

You First: Management and Prevention of Burnout in Dentistry

Hosted by the Practice Institute

Presentations are now available for download (below).

Friday, August 16, 2019

ADA Headquarters
2nd Floor, Hillenbrand Auditorium
211 East Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611

Program Overview

Making a difference in the lives of others – this is the reason many of us were drawn to our roles in dentistry. We bring comfort and relief into the lives of our patients, their families, and our communities at times of stress and trauma. 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.

How do we become more present not only at work, but at home? How do we begin to reclaim the care we need for ourselves so that we can better care for others? This work is the focus of this conference, and the speakers understand the challenges we each face in our professional and personal lives.

This program will offer sessions covering topics such as recognition and prevention of burnout, facing the stigma of being a provider with mental health issues, and discussions with professionals who have experienced burnout.

By the end of this conference, you will:

  • Share knowledge, the results of research, and lessons learned on the prevalence, drivers, and consequence of burnout among dental professionals.
  • Discuss the challenges and barriers we face as a dental professionals 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

Schedule at a Glance

7:00 AM - Open AA Meeting

7:00 AM - Registration and Breakfast

8:30 AM - Program Begins

12:00 PM - Lunch

1:00 PM - Program Resumes

5:00 PM - Program Ends

Continuing Education (CE) Hours: 7.0 hours

Recognition Statement

The ADA is a CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.

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For assistance with online registration, including changes and cancellations, please contact the ADA Member Service Center at 800.947.4746. The ADA offices are open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. CST.


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