Dental News Archive

  • April 8, 2021

ADA develops mental health resources for dentists

The ADA and Chicago-based nonprofit Hope for the Day are creating a collection of resources aimed at supporting the mental and emotional well-being of dental professionals, according to the ADA’s New Dentist News. The resources seek to reduce the stigma associated with mental health issues, and they will outline recommendations for spotting signs of mental health distress and talking about it. The initiative grew out of a New Dentist Committee initiative, in which a group of new dentists were surveyed last summer; 92% of respondents said dentists' mental health was affected by the pandemic. Read more