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ADA tackles mental health with sense of urgency

You are sweating, feeling restless, tense, irritable and notice that your heartbeat has sped up.

You are stressed out, on the precipice of your breaking point.

But you are not alone.

With May being Mental Health Awareness Month, the ADA is ramping up its efforts to show its member dentists that the Association and the profession is committed not only to helping dentists facing overwhelming stress and anxiety but also supporting members’ wellness so that patient care is never compromised.

“As dentists, taking care of our mental health allows us to take care of others. Now, more than ever, our profession must prioritize the mental health of all dentists so that they can provide the very best oral health care to their communities,” said ADA President Cesar R. Sabates, D.D.S. “Mental health is a vital part of the health, happiness, and overall well-being of our members.”