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Health and Wellness Information

The Dentist Health and Well-Being Program provides support for our members who are in need of information on ergonomics in the dental practice, prescription opioids and abuse prevention, substance use and mental health, and additional resources to help dentists be more proactive in looking at their own health and wellness.

The single most valuable asset in any dental practice is the dentist and the dental team. Optimal health and work-life balance aren't the buzzwords of the week or touchy-feely luxuries; rather they are essential to the maintenance of the person(s) without whom the practice would cease to exist!

The practice of clinical dentistry is physically, mentally and emotionally demanding. Many dentists thrive on the challenges and benefits of dental practice. But for other dentists, things happen, circumstances change, life doesn't always go according to plan.

When there are those 'bumps in the road,' the ADA is the place to turn for information. After all, no one knows dentistry better than the ADA!

Staff Contacts

  • Ms. Alison M. Siwek, manager
    Dentist Health and Wellness
    312.440.2622 or toll-free X2622
    email: siweka@ada.org
  • Ms. Sabrina Collins, senior project assistant
    Council on Dental Practice
    312.440.4647 or toll-free X4647
    email: collinssa@ada.org

For information on personal assistance, including referral information for state well-being committees, specialized treatment facilities or ADA resources, email Ms. Alison Siwek.