Wellness

Wellness

Wellness means different things to different people, but one thing is certain – we ALL need it. In 2020, the CDA is offering a member benefit like none before. Each month a different aspect of wellness will be in the spotlight and available for dentists and their teams to learn from and use.

Stress Down Challenge

April is National Stress Awareness month! You can’t control COVID-19 but you CAN control how you react to it. Starting tomorrow, the CDA is implementing a one-week Stress Down Challenge – showing you a different way to de-stress each day. Find out which method works best for you.

Wellness Program Calendar




  • January

    Return on Investment: Providing an Office Wellness Program

  • February

    Ergonomics in the Dental Office

  • March

    Stop Making Excuses! Get Healthy!

  • April

    Stress Awareness and Stress Management

  • May

    Employee Health and Fitness

  • June

    Work-Life Balance: The Importance of Downtime


  • July

    Financial Health for the Present and Future

  • August

    Mindfulness, Gratitude and Meditation

  • September

    Suicide Prevention: Helping others and helping yourself

  • October

    Office Stretching, Body Therapy and Selfcare

  • November

    Healthy Aging, Risk for Disease and Hazards of the Occupation

  • December

    Nutrition Tips and Surviving the Holidays


Stress Down Challenge

April is National Stress Awareness month! You can’t control COVID-19 but you CAN control how you react to it. Starting tomorrow, the CDA is implementing a one-week Stress Down Challenge – showing you a different way to de-stress each day. Find out which method works best for you. Thank you Movement 1st Wellness for this content.


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    Events

    NDC bRUNch Run

    Join the CDA New Dentist Committee and their partner bRUNch Running on Sunday, May 31 for some fitness, food and fun. It's free to run and you can purchase brunch a la carte at one of the amazing vendors at the historic Dairy Block. Come brunch unapologetically with the NDC! The bRUNch

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    The Eight Dimensions of Wellness

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    Wellness means, and should mean, different things to different people based on what they’re striving to accomplish.

    There are Eight Dimensions of Wellness:

    1. Emotional – coping effectively with stress and growing from experiences
    2. Financial – successfully managing financial expenses
    3. Occupational – enjoying occupational endeavors and having personal satisfaction with work
    4. Social – developing meaningful relationships that create a healthy support network
    5. Environmental – respecting surroundings and raising awareness
    6. Intellectual – having an open mind to new ideas and participating in activities
    7. Physical – maintaining a healthy body and seeking care when needed
    8. Spiritual – developing a set of values to gain meaning and purpose

    Well-Being Resources



    Knowing when to reach out for help is the most important part of your well-being plan. No one can do everything alone, and this is especially true when substance dependency occurs, or emotional, psychological or physical complications arise that could affect your ability to practice dentistry.

    If you need help, one phone call is all that it takes.

    Search for therapists, psychiatrists, and support groups.

    This website does not provide specific well-being or healthcare advice. The site is intended only to be used as general information pertaining to well-being and related health topics. The information presented is not intended to replace or serve as substitute for professional healthcare services with a physician. Any observations and/or opinions contained on the website should not be construed as specific medical advice.