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Dentists share addiction struggles

February 15, 2016 The ADA Center for Professional Success features video testimonials from dentists who have struggled with addiction and have found their path of long-term recovery.

“Voices of Hope: Well-Being in Practice in Life” includes videos of dentists sharing their addiction stories and how they found recovery. Drs. William Claytor, member of the North Carolina Caring Dental Professionals; Brett Kessler, chair of the Dentist Well Being Committee and Concerned Colorado Dentists; and Curtis Vixie, chair of the California Dental Association Well-Being Committee and the Northern California Well-Being chair; discuss their descents into addiction and how they continue to educate their peers that long-term recovery is a reality.

The videos are available at by searching for “Voice of Hope.” For state well-being program contact information, visit and search for “2015 State Well-Being Directory.” Dentists can also call 1-312-440-2622 for more information or email All inquiries are confidential.