The work-life balance

September 8, 2011

Often times dentists, along with members of their staff, get so wrapped up in providing the best patient care possible they forget to take some time out of the day to focus on their own health and wellness. If you're in Chicago later this month, you should consider registering for the ADA's Conference on Health and Wellness. Read the full press release below.

Often times dentists, along with members of their staff, get so wrapped up in providing the best patient care possible they forget to take some time out of the day to focus on their own health and wellness. If you're in Chicago later this month, you should consider registering for the ADA's Conference on Health and Wellness. Read the full press release below.

The American Dental Association (ADA) is hosting the 2011 Conference on Dentist Health and Wellness to provide dentists and their staff with tips to maintain, improve or enhance their quality of life inside or outside of the office.  

The nationally-recognized conference is scheduled for Aug. 18-19 at ADA Headquarters, 211 E. Chicago Ave., Chicago, Ill. The conference has continually expanded its scope to provide attendees with the latest research and techniques to keep pace with increased awareness of the health and wellness of not only the dentist and the dental team but their patients as well.

Attendees have the option of taking courses that provide tips on general health and ergonomics or courses geared to working with dentists who have impairments and the current education, prevention and treatment of impaired dentists and/or patients.

The purpose of the conference is to bring together dentists, spouses, dental team members, dental students and professionals who work with dentists and connect them with national experts who can discuss and provide key information on health and wellness issues.

The conference fees for ADA-members, members of the American Student Dental Association and state dental society staff are $125 for one day and $250 for both days. Non-members pay $175 for one day or $350 for both days. Please visit the conference Web area for more information.