Dr. William Claytor

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Live Webinar

J. William Claytor Jr., DDS

Fee: FREE/DDS and Staff; $25/Nonmember DDS

CE Credits: 1

AGD Code: 770

Substance Abuse Disorders, Mental Health and Burnout Issues in Dentistry

This course will address what we as a dental profession must do and modify to educate and protect ourselves, our patients, and our profession from the effects of mental health illnesses. I will discuss ways to practice dentistry in a healthy manner so that we can provide dentistry and protect our profession that we so dearly love and have the privilege to practice.

Learning objectives:

  • Discuss the effects stress, anxiety, burnout, perfectionism, and substance abuse can have on our mental health and how it may affect our lives.
  • Explore the impact and potential interactions associated mental health illness and substance use disorders.
  • Define burnout and its applicability to the dental office with recommended solutions addressing the Six Burnout Mismatches found in our offices and personal lives.

Co-Sponsored by MDA Insurance, MDA Services, and MDA Health and Well Being Committee.

About the speaker … Dr. Bill Claytor graduated from the University of North Carolina School of Dentistry and completed a two-year General Practice Residency at the Medical University of South Carolina. He earned a certificate in chemical dependency counseling from Union College and currently serves on the Dental Well-Being Advisory Committee of the American Dental Association. Dr. Claytor lectures throughout the United States on the opioid epidemic, burnout, perfectionism, and addiction. Dr. Claytor manages “Ask Bill,” a blog where he addresses current and relevant issues facing dentists today, including substance abuse, burnout, and professional burnout.

Registration Instructions

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STEP 1: Register through the MDA for tracking in your CE history.

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