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About the Conference

Conference At-a-Glance

Dates: Sept. 19-20, 2013

Location: American Dental Association, Floor 2, 211 E. Chicago Ave, Chicago 60611

$280 – ADA/ASDA/AADA/Dental Society Staff Members
$325 – Non-members
$100 – Spouses attending
One-day registration fee: $140 – ADA/ASDA/Dental Society Staff Members; $160 – Non-members; $75 — Spouses attending

The purpose of the Conference is to bring together dentists, spouses, dental team members, dental students, and healthcare professionals who work with dentists and connect them with national experts who can discuss and provide key information on professional impairment, opioid prescribing, general health issues and ergonomics. We want to provide our state well-being programs with resources and perspectives on the health and social impacts of professional impairment, as well as take a proactive approach to the opioid prescribing epidemic in the United States.

The 2013 Conference on Dentist Health and Wellness, which is recognized nationally, has continually expanded its scope to keep pace with increased awareness of the health and well-being of the dentist dental team, and patients.

How to Register:

Call the ADA at 312.440.2500.

What You'll Learn

This continuing education Conference, scheduled for September 19-20 at ADA Headquarters, will provide attendees with the latest research and techniques for not only working effectively inside the practice but outside of the practice to maintain, improve or enhance their quality of life. There will be three program tracks:

  • General Health and Ergonomics
  • Professional Impairment
  • Opioid Prescribing and Abuse Prevention

View the complete conference schedule for more information.


For additional information, contact the Council on Dental Practice

phone: 312.440.2622 or 312.440.4647
e-mail: Alison Siwek ( or Sabrina Collins (

Conference Sponsors

Thank you to the following sponsors for making the 2013 Conference on Dentist Health and Well-Being possible.

Premier Sponsor

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Signature Sponsors

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General Sponsors

Henry Schein, Inc.
Cumberland Heights Treatment Center
Pine Grove Behavioral Health & Addiction Services
University of Florida Health Florida Recovery Center

Funding provided in part by grants from the ADA Foundation and Prescribers' Clinical Support System for Opioid Therapies (PCSS-O).

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Additional Information

Continuing Education: The American Dental Association is an ADA CERP-approved provider of continuing education. Those who attend the entire conference may qualify for clinical continuing education contact hours. Application has been made for addiction counselor CEU's through IAODAPCA.

Tape Recording: No audio recording or videotaping of any part of the conference will be permitted