The Dentist Well-Being Committee

Support for Dentists

The Dentist Well-Being Committee is a standing committee of the Maryland State Dental Association. The Committee assists dentists and their families who may be experiencing personal problems. The Committee has helped many dentists over the years with problems such as stress, drug dependence, alcoholism, depression, medical problems, infectious diseases, neurological disorders and other illnesses that cause impairment.

Confidentiality

The Committee provides a confidential, non-disciplinary avenue for dentists to seek appropriate help for problems. Referrals are completely confidential. Any dentist who seeks help as a self-referral can be assured that their information will be held in the strictest confidence.

Dentist Advocates

When a dentist enters into a treatment agreement with the Committee and remains in compliance with all aspects of the agreement, the Committee is able to provide written and verbal testimony and support of the dentist whenever it is needed.The most common example is when the dentist needs advocacy with regard to licensure issues. In other cases, the Committee has advocated with the court system, employers, malpractice carriers, and other institutions.

Testimonial

"For me, getting into recovery is changing and improving my life in many significant ways. The most impressive change was the choices I now have in managing and coping with life experiences and my feelings."

Video

This short video gives you an overview of the Dentist Well-Being Committee and how it helps dentists and their families with personal problems.

MSDA Dentist Well Being Committee video

New ADA Directory

We now have National Dentist Well-Being directories on the resources page.

The Dentist Well-Being Brochure

Maryland Dentist Well Being BrochureThe latest brochure gives you more information about the purpose and overview of the Maryland Dentist Well-Being Committee. Download the Brochure (Word format).

Educational Event: October 2014

The Dentist Well-Being Committee (in cooperation with the Dental Hygiene Well-Being Committee) cordially invites you to an educational event on October 29, 2014 at the Columbia Sheraton. Details coming soon.