ADA seeking volunteers for Dental Wellness Advisory Committee | American Dental Association

ADA seeking volunteers for Dental Wellness Advisory Committee

Deadline for consideration is April 13

The ADA Council on Dental Practice is seeking interested parties to submit their names by April 13 to be considered as a volunteer on its Dental Wellness Advisory Committee.
 
The committee provides expertise to the council’s Subcommittee on Health, Wellness and Aging related to the health and wellness of the dental team, issues pertaining to professional impairment and support of state dentist well-being programs.

The committee is charged with the following assignments:
• Advising the council on dentist well-being, chemical dependency support issues and prescription drug abuse concerns.
• Supporting the council’s interagency activities related to health and wellness, well-being, mental health, burnout, disability and ergonomics.
• Identifying and promoting health and wellness, well-being and ergonomics in the dental workplace.

Candidates who are subject matter authorities in general health and wellness, burnout, stress, anxiety, mental health issues, substance use and misuse, alcohol use and misuse, disability, ergonomics, physical medicine and rehabilitation and suicide prevention are encouraged to submit their names for consideration.
 
At the completion of a three-year term, members have the option to be re-elected for an additional three years before requiring at least one year off between terms.  

Interested applicants should email their curriculum vitae and a statement of interest to dentalpractice@ada.org by April 13.