ADA’s 2009 Dentist Health and Wellness Conference Set

ADA’s 2009 Dentist Health and Wellness Conference Set

Optimal health, work-life balance and well-being issues explored


CHICAGO, July 14, 2009 – Dentists and dental health professionals can take steps to evaluate their own personal health practices and explore well-being issues for optimal health and work-life balance by enrolling in  the American Dental Association‘s (ADA) 2009 Conference on Dentist Health and Wellness. The conference, “Body, Mind & Soul: Thriving in a Chaotic World,” is set for September 10 and 11 at the ADA’s Chicago headquarters.  Its purpose is to bring together dentists, spouses, dental team members, dental students, and professionals who work with dentists and connect them with national experts that can provide key information to help dentists become more proactive in looking at their own health and wellness.

Focused content

The conference will focus on personal health and wellness, professional impairment and ergonomics in dental practice.   For example, dentists are vulnerable to back, neck, shoulder, wrist and hand injuries because of body positions assumed in providing treatment to patients, the conference has specially tailored content to help address this problem.

Speakers are national experts and passionate about the overall wellness of dental professionals and their families. They will lead the general sessions and specialized workshops in promoting health and wellness among dentists, covering areas to include:

·       From Stress to Success: Dare to Thrive in Challenging Times       
·       Back & Neck Pain in Dentistry: A Survival Guide for the Rest of Your Career
·       The Psychology of Success
·       Recovery Beyond Abstinence
·       Neck, Back and Beyond: Preventing Pain for Peak Productivity
·       Sports Psychology for Dental Teams
·       Working Drug-free Works! Protecting the Health and Well-being of Staff and Patients


Registration open

To register online or by mail for the 2009 Health and Wellness Conference, visit http://www.ada.org/prof/events/featured/wellbeing/registration.asp. Registration deadline is August 30.   For additional conference information, contact the ADA’s Council on Dental Practice at 312-440-2622 or 312-440-7473.  

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