Finding ways to mitigate work-related pain, whether physical or mental, is paramount for the Association, said Sherry Gwin, D.M.D., the Council on Dental Practice's Health, Wellness and Aging Subcommittee chair.
"The long-term impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted everyone, including dentists and their team members," she said. "The ADA should be a safe spot."
Dr. Gwin said, "We're so used to paddling our own canoes. But we need to band together to remove the stigma of seeking support."
She added that pandemic has exacerbated the staffing shortage that has plagued the profession, adding more burdens to dentists and existing staff members.