The Dentist Health and Wellness Committee will present a Health & Wellness Pavilion at Yankee Dental Congress 2019 with a focus on nutrition and musculoskeletal health.
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.
Health and Wellness at Yankee Dental Congress
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.