The New York State Dental Association (NYSDA) is committed to aiding our colleagues in addressing substance use, addiction, and co-occurring mental health disorders. NYSDA’s Committee on Substance Abuse and Well-Being provides a statewide network of dentist-peers who are available to assist our members, their families, and dental office staff in addressing problems with drugs or alcohol. The Committee includes dentists who have experienced both the devastation of addiction and the effectiveness of intervention and treatment in their own lives.
If you know of a dental practitioner or staff member that is struggling with substance abuse, it is easy for them to get help. Contact Jacqueline Donnelly at NYSDA, 1-800-255-2100, or call Dr. Bob Herzog at 716-830-3055. Your call is always confidential.