Health and Wellness

The single most valuable asset in any dental practice is the dentist and the dental team. Cultivating optimal health and work-life balance are essential to the maintenance of the person(s) without whom the practice would cease to exist. Wellness addresses physical, spiritual, emotional, intellectual, environmental, and social well-being. The World Health Organization (WHO) defines health as a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. These two areas, health and wellness, combined impact every aspect of your life and impact your happiness. This is why the MDS has revitalized its Health and Wellness Committee to develop programs and services to improve the health and wellness of members.

Community Service

In coordination with the Dentist Health and Wellness Committee, the Massachusetts Dental Society coordinates volunteer opportunities for members seeking ways to give back to their communities. Upcoming volunteer opportunities are posted on the Community Service page.

Joining with your colleagues and giving just a few hours of your time can make a big difference to neighbors in need. Volunteering also is good for your health! Research shows that getting active with your community and building a support network offers a break from everyday stress.

Confidential Services

Dentists Concerned for Dentists (DCD) provides confidential consultation and support to dentists and dental students facing concerns related to alcohol and other substance misuse and abuse, behavioral and/or mental health, and physical illness. DCD also provides a safe environment where dentists can talk to other dentists about the stress and demands of modern dental practices.

Helpline: 800.468.2004 

The Wellness Benefits of Meditation and Yoga

Ergonomics

Stress Management

The Impact of Job Engagement

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