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Mental Health & The Dental Hygienist Certification Program
Mental Health & The Dental Hygienist Certification Program

Speaker: Ben Frank, MSW, Nico Maldonado, Stacey Bergland, Kari Carter-Cherelus, RDH, DA, and Adriana Forino, CRDH

Program Track: Professional Development

Course Description: Take this virtual journey toward enhancing mental health awareness and arm yourself with powerful tools to build resilience in your daily life and combat burnout in dentistry. Whether you’re looking to support yourself, your colleagues, or foster a healthier supportive community, this immersive virtual certification course promises to deliver practical knowledge, insightful discussions, and engaging activities tailored for anyone eager to prioritize mental wellness and reduce stress and burnout.

Learning Objectives:

  • Recognize how to support your own mental health.
  • Explain the wellness recovery model.
  • Discover your preferred ways to be supported by others and to support others.
  • Identify individualized wellness and self-care strategies.
  • Describe mental wellness and the impact of exposure to trauma.
  • Describe concepts of wellness, individual self-care, and community care.
  • Identify the connection between empathy and gratitude.
  • Create your own empathy toolkit.
  • Identify stressors unique to the dental profession leading to provider burnout.
  • Recognize personality traits that will reinforce perfectionistic attitudes.
  • Describe symptoms of burnout and their implications on overall wellbeing.
  • Implement strategies to overcome the damaging effects of burnout.

CE Credit Hours: 10.0

Original Date of Session: May 4-5, 2024

The American Dental Hygienists' Association is designated as an approved provider by the American Academy of Dental Hygiene, Inc. #AADHADH (Jan. 1, 2024–Dec. 31, 2024). Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or provincial Board of Dentistry. Licensee should maintain this document in the event of an audit.

The American Dental Hygienists’ Association is an approved provider of dental continuing education as recognized by the Dental Board of California, Provider #5238.

Discounted member price: 125.00
You could save: 28.6%